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Obesity (INACTIVE)

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  • Columbia's Horizon Foundation awards grants to fight childhood obesity

    Columbia's Horizon Foundation awards grants to fight childhood obesity
    The Horizon Foundation in Columbia is awarding $300,000 in grants to three Howard County organizations to help fight childhood obesity. The three recipients are FIRN, a local nonprofit that assists foreign-born residents, the Howard County Health...
  • Howard organizations receive more than $300,000 to fight childhood obesity

    The Howard County Public School System, the county health department and a local nonprofit have received a total of more than $300,000 in grants to fight childhood obesity in the county. The grants were awarded by the Horizon Foundation, a Columbia-based...
  • Embracing vegetables

    Embracing vegetables
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Debra Schulze, RD, LDN, weighs in on vegetables. Did you know there are more than 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables? While praised as a "good...
  • 'Top Chef: Masters' recap, Episode 9 -- 'Old School, New School'

    'Top Chef: Masters' recap, Episode 9 -- 'Old School, New School'
    It’s the final countdown. Do do doot do, do do doot doo doo. Lorena, Kerry, and Chris are still standing. I have no idea how the final finals will work, as they seem to change it every season (two finalists! three finalists! one finalist and a goat!...
  • West Towson teacher takes active approach to students' fitness and education

    West Towson teacher takes active approach to students' fitness and education
    Even when they're confined to recess indoors because of weather, Amber Varlack makes sure her first-graders at West Towson Elementary School get a bit of exercise inside Room 216 — and continue learning in the process. "The kids go on different...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: The 'final' dance duel

    'Dancing With the Stars' recap: The 'final' dance duel
    Last night: Maria and Derek got the first perfect score of the season. Tonight: the "final" dance duel. Isn't it a bit weird to call it final when it only ended up happening twice total? Len says Classical Night was amazing and announces the encore...
  • Good Samaritan opens new wound healing center

    MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital has opened an expanded center to treat chronic wounds with a procedure where patients are placed in oxygen chambers. The Wound Healing Center at the hospital has four hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers that expose patients...
  • Task force weighs plans to fight obesity in Harford

    Harford County's obesity rates jumped by 130 percent over the course of a decade, the county's top health official said Tuesday, more evidence that the county needs to take action to combat the problem. Stemming that tide will require making school meals...
  • Hernias in women can be hard to diagnose

    Hernias in women can be hard to diagnose
    Hernias are a common ailment among Americans; more than 4 million people develop the painful condition. And although both men and women develop hernias, female patients may be harder to diagnose. Doctors and patients may not realize the abdominal pain a...
  • Sports notices: HCTA's fall outdoor tennis program starts soon

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6605. Tennis The Howard County Tennis Association is starting its fall outdoor tennis program...
  • New Miller library branch prepares to open learning garden

    New Miller library branch prepares to open learning garden
    The new Miller library branch in Ellicott City will open its Enchanted Garden next weekend, an outdoor learning space that will be one of the few nationwide to be owned and tended by a public library. The space, which will offer classes and activities...
  • Dr. Reubin Andres, gerontologist

    Dr. Reubin Andres, gerontologist
    Dr. Reubin Andres, a retired gerontologist who challenged commonly circulated height-weight tables for the elderly and conducted diabetes research, died of complications from heart disease Sunday at his Lake Roland-area home. He was 89. Dr. Andres...