| Nov 6, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Drop a few pounds and it will lead to a good night's sleep, new Johns Hopkins research has found.
As the body loses fat, particularly belly fat, people are able to sleep better, Hopkins doctors found when following 77 people over six months.
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:55 AM
With childhood obesity on the rise, Columbia's primary provider of health and fitness programs, the Columbia Association, is striving to combat the disease with a pair of fitness programs for children.
The two pilot programs, YouthFit and Kids in Action,...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 2:49 PM
As is the case in the rest of our great nation, the people of Harford County are getting greater, on average, with each passing day.
Unfortunately, greater in this sense of the word isn't a good thing. We're not getting taller on average, but we are...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Since the 2000 Super Bowl season, the Ravens have set a standard for greatness on defense. The torch has been passed on from a Rod Woodson and Peter Boulware to a Haloti Ngata and Ed Reed.
Great defenses in Baltimore were guaranteed like death and taxes,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Freedom Green is a full-time mom with four young children and a husband whose job has him working 20-hour days.
That is why she runs.
"There are times when I need to get away, so that I don't flip out," says Green, 40, of Owings Mills. "I don't want...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 3:52 PM
Before Aiesha Eddins got pregnant, she didn't give much thought to her diet.
"I ate whatever," said the 27-year-old Owings Mills woman. "We ordered take-out."
But when she weighed in at 220 pounds during her initial prenatal visit, she quickly earned...
| 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....
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Often, those who are very overweight have tried dieting for years before giving up in frustration. But more obese people are turning to bariatric surgery to jump-start their weight-loss programs.
The surgery is low-risk but isn't for everyone. It...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administrationapproved a new drug Wednesday to help people battle chronic obesity.
Used in conjuction with a healthy diet and exercise, the drug Belviq will help people lose weight by activating a receptor in the brain that will...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:36 PM
With heat index values expected to reach nearly 105 degrees on Friday, June 29 and Saturday June 30, Harford County Public Library's 11 branches will serve as cooling stations for Harford County residents in need of relief from the heat.