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  • Don't ban soda, choose moderation

    Campaigns and initiatives that label foods and beverages as "good" or "bad" do not lead to a healthy relationship with food. While Howard County's "Soda Free 30" initiative has good intentions, these types of programs do not last. In my practice as a...
  • Fight obesity by putting calorie counts on menus

    Fight obesity by putting calorie counts on menus
    When New York City passed legislation requiring restaurants to post calories next to menu items, it took a step toward obesity reduction that Baltimore and the rest of the nation should follow. We have seen the obesity epidemic grow to epic proportions...
  • Children's novel promotes healthy lifestyle

    The children's novel "The Adventures of M.T. Pitt" is helping Howard County promote healthy lifestyles for youths. The book shines a light on an imaginative young boy whose expanding girth makes him a target for the school bully. The Howard County Health...
  • Women-only swim beginning of Sharia law in America

    And so it begins. Sharia law making its way into our culture, nibble by nibble, bite by bite until one day we wake up and realize that our American way of life has been destroyed and overtaken by another culture. Shehlla Khan, a Muslim Howard County...
  • Getting in shape can be life-changing

    There aren't too many things in the world that are typically considered life-changing. Marriage. Kids. The death of a loved one. A handful of pivotal books. For me (at least for the purposes of this column), one of them was the gym. I will start by...
  • Optimizing nutrition after breast cancer treatment

    Optimizing nutrition after breast cancer treatment
    Many cancer patients end treatment underweight. Post-treatment breast cancer patients, however, often end up overweight. This can sometimes be attributed to medications such as steroids or chemotherapy. Or the patient is overweight to begin with. Losing...
  • October: Good student test scores; bonuses for county workers - maybe

    October: Good student test scores; bonuses for county workers - maybe
    Data released showed that most Harford County Public High Schools scored high in reading and math in the Maryland High School Assessment. That data also placed three high schools – Aberdeen, Joppatowne and the Center for Educational Opportunity...
  • Many hope for fresh start at gym

    Many hope for fresh start at gym
    Douglas Bayne joined the Merritt Athletic Club in downtown Baltimore about five years ago, but he hasn't exactly been a gym rat. "I work out for two weeks and I'll take off for eight months," the 38-year-old social worker said. So like many other...
  • 2 Baltimore churches challenge each other in health throwdown

    2 Baltimore churches challenge each other in health throwdown
    It all started with a little bit of good-natured trash talk between the pastors of two of Baltimore's most prominent African-American churches. The Rev. Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple "fell off the wagon" and confesses he wasn't exercising as much as...
  • Free fitness classes an important public service

    There are always studies showing how many people are obese and overweight. Well if more places around the world had free classes, such as yoga or biking, more people would be out getting into shape. It all comes down to money: People who have enough money...
  • Is obesity grounds for taking away a child?

    In a July 13 opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a pediatrician and a lawyer from Harvard suggest that child-protective services take severely overweight children away from negligent parents. I do think this question should...
  • Yes, we do need someone to tell us what to eat

    Senora McGuire says "We don't need anyone telling us what to eat" ( Readers Respond, June 7). I say Ms. McGuire must be walking around with her eyes shut. Two thirds of Americans are overweight, and half of those — more than one third of all...