| 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...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Doris E. Davies, a retired Baltimore County kindergarten teacher and supervisor, died Oct. 28 of heart failure at the Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville. She was 96.
Mrs. Davies also taught for years in Baltimore City and "loved young...
| 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-...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:52 AM
Think of Dorry Segev and Sommer Gentry as intellectual magpies.
The glittery ideas they filch from fields as diverse as swing dancing, systems analysis, water skiing and medicine seemingly have little in common. But Segev and Gentry weave them together...
| 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,...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 6:48 PM
Nearly 70 elderly patients and vulnerable adults must find new homes because of the planned closure of Harborside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore, a sprawling facility with numerous fire hazards uncovered in a recent state inspection....
| Aug 4, 2012
| 10:45 AM
The Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System is expanding its Loch Raven complex with a long-term care center and an exercise and robotics center that will allow research into rehabilitation for wounded and aging veterans.
The $13 million project...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Baltimore city is looking for someone to develop a mobile app that helps people reduce their risk of heart disease.
The city is one of four chosen by the theU.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesto take part in a contest dubbed The Million...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Professional golfers are driving the ball 20 yards farther since 1996. Recreational golfers have increased their drives by 13 yards in the same time frame. The average men's handicap has dropped two strokes in the past 20 years, with women's handicaps...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Joan Corbin's day is governed by the humming box in the alcove off her living room. For nearly an hour in the afternoon and nine hours at night, the Smith Island resident must tether herself to a suitcase-sized dialysis machine to get rid of the waste...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Each day while getting dressed, Elkridge Elementary School para-educator Adrienne Grein slips on one of the most important items of her wardrobe — a pedometer, which is part of a popular health and wellness program that has become a hit in the...