| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
On a recent Wednesday afternoon at Swansfield Pool in Columbia, patrons couldn't miss the blue tent, yellow tablecloth and lime green T-shirts of the Better Beverage Buddies street team.
Kids, some shy and others curious, approached the table stacked...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones' inside fake was convincing enough to spin around cornerback Jimmy Smith, leaving him out of position to defend a spiral from Joe Flacco.
As Jones hauled in the touchdown pass at Sunday’s open practice at Navy-...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie has grown a bit tired of the constant scrutiny of how much he weighs.
McKinnie reported to training camp at least 10 pounds over, if not significantly higher, than his prescribed target weight of 346 pounds,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Not breaking news: Ravens left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie wasn't on the practice field for the first full day of training camp.
Oh, well, death, taxes and McKinnie being overweight ...
The giant tackle was missing Thursday, which left a gaping...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 1:06 PM
By now all of the Twinkies, Ho Hos and other Hostess baked goods have been stripped from grocery store shelves — and countless tributes paid via Tweets, blogs and Facebook posts.
After more than 80 years in business, Hostess declared it was...
| Jan 27, 2013
You know the beverage industry is running scared when it feels driven to mount an all-out campaign against a New York City law passed last year banning the sale of super-size sodas and sugary drinks. But it's beyond shameless when that effort includes...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Days after undergoing gastric bypass surgery, Brenda Maker's diabetes was gone — her body producing enough of the hormone insulin to turn sugar into fuel.
It's a phenomenon seen in recent years by doctors who increasingly are using the operation...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Knowing the right way to eat is one thing, but doing it is not always easy, especially when dining out.
But some Baltimore-area restaurants are making heart-healthy dining easier and more attractive for their diners.
Restaurants like Zia's in Towson are...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:52 PM
For all of his wit, charm and success, a little bit of the boy who once was nicknamed "Fat Albert' still clings to "Today" show weatherman and feature anchor Al Roker.
It's there in the excess 140 pounds that once draped Roker's frame. It's in his...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:55 AM
It's ironic that the year we, both new medical students, moved across the street from the nation's best hospital and began learning how to manage the health of others is the same year we stopped taking care of our own. It was a year of ups and downs....
| 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...