| Feb 5, 2012
| 1:23 PM
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good men and women to volunteer for a battle it's waging at home — against disease.
Actually, more than a few are needed. Officials overseeing health care for the nation's veterans are...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 11:00 PM
When children are abused, the human costs are high, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Children who were physically, sexually or psychologically abused are more likely to have poorer health, social and emotional difficulties...
| Feb 15, 2012
February is American Heart Month. I couldn't let this month go by without researching and writing about heart disease. The warning signs of heart attack and stroke always bear repeating.
The first paragraph of the Presidential Proclamation for American...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:01 AM
The closing of the Laurel Art Center last week after 35 years of operation on Main Street got lots of people talking in Laurel, but none more than Resa Moran.
The former manager of the center has been having discussions in the last week with local...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Jordan McKelvin, 14, hopes to turn her scores on golf greens into dollars to fund research and battle childhood diseases.
The Westminster High freshman and only girl on the Carroll County school's golf team has launched Birdies for Babies to benefit...
| Feb 17, 2012
What to expect from Medicare
The Howard County Department of Citizen Services Office on Aging will offer workshops to review how Medicare works, what the benefits are, how it relates to supplemental health insurance and the gaps in Medicare coverage....
| Feb 22, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Kathy Brown wasn't always much of a chef — but she was an educator.
When Brown, the former head of Grace Christian School, was diagnosed with amyloidosis of the heart in April 2008, she began experimenting with recipes to suit her new low-fat, low-...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Large doses of Vitamin C may moderately reduce blood pressure, Johns Hopkins researchers have found.
But the scientists don't recommend people start taking large amounts of the vitamin.
Researchers led by Dr. Edgar "Pete" R. Miller, an associate...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Megan Elphage lives in fear of another big epileptic seizure.
The 22-year-old Glen Burnie woman had her first seizure when she was 13. Even though medications largely keep her epilepsy under control, the prospect of seizures means she can't drive,...
| Dec 9, 2002
When Ruth Johnston got a crushing headache and started to slur words that morning on the sailboat, her husband took action. He radioed the Coast Guard that she was having a stroke.
Within 15 minutes, Maryland medics whisked the woman to North Arundel...
| Dec 29, 1996
The boy loves games of chance. He loves slot machines and playing cards and instant-win lottery tickets. He learned at an early age to count coins, and to bet them. He learned in the hospital that money comes in get-well cards.Michael Hirschbeck learned...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The white tiger that gravely injured magician Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy in what some called an attack and others said was an effort to save the performer’s life has died.
Mantecore, one of the big cats that shared the stage with Siegfried &...