| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Someone with a lot of belly fat has a higher risk of death than those who are obese, a new study suggests.
"We knew from previous research that central obesity is bad, but what is new in this research is that the distribution of the fat is very important...
| Sep 4, 2012
Once, years ago, while explaining the art of spiritual healing, a wise woman taught: "You can't speak of the spirit to someone lying in a wet bed." Before invoking the awesome, the ethereal, the Ultimate, we have to change the sheets.
The same holds true...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Description: Two Johns Hopkins University scientists were awarded one of the National Cancer Institute's first grants intended to answer what it calls "provocative questions" in cancer research. They will receive more than $500,000 over a year as they...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:50 PM
Walmart will not enter into written agreements pledging to address specific concerns raised in the community where a new store is planned south of Bel Air, company representatives informed members of the Abingdon Community Council and Harford County...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 2:42 PM
There was a harvest of sorts at St. Louis Catholic School in Clarksville earlier this week, when fifth-graders Claire Nilan and Patrick DeBoy filled a basket with dozens of radishes — the first picked from the school's new garden.
| Sep 6, 2012
| 1:01 PM
In 2009, the county adopted a "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors" policy to protect folks from lightning. Even when the thunder is a faint whisper in the distance people are required to vacate county outdoor playing fields.
This last Saturday, I was near...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Hunger and obesity are serious challenges that face far too many children in our state and across the country. At a quick glance, it may seem that attempts to reduce hunger and promote healthy eating are competing goals. Yet, evidence shows us that...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:05 PM
It was while she was serving dinner to her kids in 2008 and their dad was out campaigning for president, that Michelle Obama hatched a modest daydream: a vegetable garden on the White House grounds.
She'd recently had a conversation with her children's...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Growing up in Texas, I played fast pitch softball. After playing in the hot Texas sun, our team, the Sweetpeas, had a snack of oranges and water, in containers brought from home.
Today, my husband and I are new Howard County residents and we have...
| Jun 2, 2012
The Maryland Pesticide Network (MPN) appreciates The Sun's extensive and fair coverage of the dispute regarding the current Lyme disease study being conducted in Maryland by the state's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and theU.S. Centers for...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 7:33 PM
Former President Bill Clinton told a sold-out crowd in Baltimore on Tuesday that he is confident Washington will work quickly through the nation's looming fiscal crisis after the election despite predictions that partisanship will continue to leave the...
| May 31, 2012
| 3:00 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed this week a first-of-its-kind ban on the sale of large-sized sodas and other sugary beverages at restaurants and other outlets, but don’t look to Baltimore to immediately follow suit.
Though studies say...