| 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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 12:01 PM
I don't think I have ever used the "f-word" to describe myself. I've called myself overweight, and heavy. My clothes have been for "big girls" from the "women's" department, but fat has never really been in my vocabulary.
Other people have called me fat....
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 5:24 PM
Coaches say the best way to emerge from a slump is simply to keep shooting. Terrell Stoglin didn't need to be told twice.
It was Nov. 18, and the Maryland guard was one day removed from the worst game of his college career — 0-for-9 from the...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 12:45 PM
I was delighted to read the newU.S. Department of Agricultureguidelines requiring schools to serve meals with twice as many fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, less sodium and fat, and no meat for breakfast ("Taterless tots," Aug. 24, 2011). The...
| 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.
| Jan 26, 2012
| 9:22 AM
If you're overweight and trying to lose pounds you may not get help from your doctor if he is overweight too, according to new research.
According to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, physicians with a...