| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:25 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 1:57 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:06 AM
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...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:49 AM
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!...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:25 PM
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...
| May 2, 2012
| 5:38 AM
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...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 10:09 AM
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...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:40 PM
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...
| May 2, 2012
| 11:05 AM
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...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Submitting sports notices
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (email@example.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6605.
The Howard County Tennis Association is starting its fall outdoor tennis program...
| May 5, 2012
| 9:40 AM
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...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:05 PM
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.