| Jul 16, 2012
| 12:00 PM
A new study has backed up what others have found: Women who want to loose weight should keep a food journal, avoid skipping meals and eating in restaurants, especially at lunch.
The study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Five years ago, Doug Bopst was overweight. He ate fast food and junk food. He smoked. He partied. At 20, he could hardly walk without getting out of breath.
He hit rock bottom when he was arrested on drug charges and sent to Harford County jail. But...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Athena Kan, a sophomore at River Hill High School, did not have to look very far to learn the values of volunteering.
Her parents, Kenny and Henrietta, are largely responsible for Athena's volunteering spirit. The family has participated in American...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 5:58 PM
At Linden Market in Reservoir Hill, shelves are heaped high with miniature pies, cupcakes, and candy. Three dozen flavors of salty snacks burst from cardboard boxes.
Around the corner at the Whitelock Community Farm, deep green leaves of chard fan from...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:05 PM
For insight as to why we're having trouble restoring the Chesapeake Bay, I'm reading "The Evolution of Obesity" by medical researchers Michael L. Power and Jay Schulkin.
It's an illuminating look at how we got so fat. It's epidemic — more than a...
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:29 PM
The beauty of baseball is that even fat guys can play it, and play it well. It's the most democratic of sports. You can be chunky, you can be roly-poly, you can be out and out blubbery and still find a place in this game.
I should know. I played it for...