| Jan 9, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Harford County Executive David R. Craig got his flue shot, and he's urging all Harford residents to get one as well.
His vaccination was administered by the Harford County Health Department in Bel Air.
"Flu season is upon us and I join with the Harford...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The worst flu outbreak in a decade hasn't spared the Ravens or other NFL players during the playoff season.
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was recovering from the flu while playing the Denver Broncos last week, while owner Steve Bisciotti couldn't make the...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Every flu season, doctors instruct their patients in the basics of respiratory etiquette: To limit spread of the disease, wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough and practice good hygiene.
The practices are based on the belief that the flu and...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:25 PM
It's flu season in Baltimore.
A few days after Christmas, Baltimore resident Kathleen Dudley began experiencing telltale signs of the flu — fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, cough and overall exhaustion.
"The worst part — the fever...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Flu season is upon us again, but authorities say it won't exhibit as mild a form this year as in seasons past. On Friday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially declared flu an epidemic in Maryland and 46 other states, meaning...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Area hospitals are coping with a surge of patients with achy bodies, fevers and sore throats as the nation grapples with a flu season that has hit earlier and harder than usual.
The flu virus is unpredictable, so no one knows when the outbreak will...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:22 AM
In school in eastern Kentucky in the early 1960s, I got the benefit of traditional teaching of grammar: These are the rules; follow them. Mathematics was taught the same way: These are the functions; do them this way. In neither case was the underlying...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:50 PM
A dozen or more cases of mumps have been reported among Loyola University Maryland students over the past month, prompting officials to alert the campus community to signs of the rare virus that has spread rapidly across college campuses in recent...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:09 AM
Don’s now a dom. And, no, it’s not as sexy as it seems.
In ‘Man with a Plan,’ our antihero has one plan: To gain some semblance of balance by controlling everyone’s lives around him.
In doing so he lays down a path of...
| May 4, 2013
| 7:10 AM
May 4 fell on a Tuesday in 2010. The previous weekend I had concluded my critically acclaimed portrayal of Franklin Roosevelt in the Memorial Players' production of Annie. And it was on that Tuesday afternoon that I returned to the newsroom of The...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:15 AM
Back to school can also mean back to germs, breaks, sprains and concussions.
While most of us know kids need a good night's sleep and a good breakfast, just what exactly do experts define as "good"? And what other basics should parents put on their...
| Mar 16, 2012
World TB Day
The Department of Health observes World TB Day March 24 with a display in the lobby of the Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Tuberculosis, a disease caused by bacteria, is transmitted through the air, usually by...