| 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...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:21 PM
One of every five commercial trucks pulled over in Baltimore by Maryland State Police inspectors during a two-day sweep this week was impounded for safety defects. In addition to the 114 defective trucks, 21 drivers were barred from driving for...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Nonprofit organizations abound in Howard County, and Howard Magazine highlights who they are, what they do and how you can help.
Name: American Heart Association
Who: Annette Fisher, senior director, marketing and communications, Mid-Atlantic region...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As a Columbia pediatrician, Henri Merrick regularly sees young patients who are significantly overweight. It's a trend she started noticing several years ago, and the weights of school-aged children began to cause her great concern.
So three years ago,...
| 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...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:27 PM
– Given what's happened in the past two years, catcher Ronny Paulino isn't fazed by his current situation.
That's what happens when you've been traded three times, suspended for failing a drug test and faced with a career-threatening health...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Q: My older large-breed dog is having trouble climbing and descending stairs. He has good days and bad days. What’s causing this?
A: Any time there’s a major change in a dog’s willingness to do a previously routine activity like going...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:17 PM
With Harford County's obesity rate jumping by 130 percent during the last decade, the Obesity Task Force released its final report Tuesday on how it plans to battle the bulge in the coming years.
Two-thirds of the county's population (63.5 percent) is...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Established last year, in part as a reaction to Harford County's population becoming increasingly overweight (at least on average), an Obesity Task Force studying the problem made an interim report last week to the Harford County Council that contains...
| May 14, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Growing up in Texas, I played softball — fast pitch. 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...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:30 AM
As physicians who treat overweight children in Maryland daily, we strongly support the views expressed by Horizon Foundation CEO Nikki Highsmith Vernick in her recent commentary on childhood obesity ("A healthier way to snack," May 15). We urge parents to...
| May 20, 2012
| 8:19 PM
"VEEP" keeps getting better week by week. And the last couple of weeks, it feels as if the HBO comedy has really found its feet.
Baltimore viewers will be especially interested in the ending of Sunday's episode as it sets the wheels in motion for a...