| 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...
| 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,...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Guest blogger Amanda here:I'm back with more observations and recaps from episode two of "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," in which Oliver's back for more punishment dished out by Los Angeles administrators.--When the episode begins, the earnest Oliver is...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for America, "the federal government's evidence-based* nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 8:58 AM
The phone rings, at 9 o'clock on the dot. It's Alton Brown calling in, very promptly, for a pre-arranged interview.
"What are you eating," Brown asks, "I can always tell when someone answers the phone with food with in his mouth."
Alton Brown is not...
| 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...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 1:32 PM
Jah Reid grew up hungry in his mother's three-bedroom, one-story home in an old neighborhood of Haines City, Fla. Not that Lucinda Stratton didn't put food on the table. She did. Plenty of it, in fact.
It was just that Reid ate prodigious amounts as a...
| 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 20, 2011
| 1:41 PM
Harford County is fairly healthy, though more than 60 percent of its adults and children are classified as either overweight or obese, a rate that has tripled since 1996, according to the health department.
Harford also ranks worse than the rest of the...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 8:13 AM
A strange observation about our nation is reflected in a recent health department presentation to the Harford County Council, namely that our country is so wealthy that poor people are often overweight.
Maybe it's just a coincidence, but even as the...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Jay Perman feels a touch ashamed now of the thoughts he had when he first started seeing droplets of fat in the livers of adolescent patients.
Like any person on the street might, the pediatrician believed these hefty kids simply needed to stop gorging...