| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:20 AM
The Harford County Council's vote last week to establish a "healthy community planning board" makes a lot of practical sense, political prejudices about government involvement in health care notwithstanding.
Under the Harford County Charter, the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:15 AM
There's nothing small about Small Miracles Cat and Dog Rescue in Ellicott City.
Since its founding in 2009 as Small Miracle Cat Rescue, the nonprofit organization has saved the lives of over 6,000 stray, surrendered and abandoned cats.
| 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
| 7:44 AM
Harford County residents who have yet to get their flu shots will have another chance to get them this Friday and Saturday.
The Harford County Health Department is offering a free vaccination clinic Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Harford County Council's...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio. Late last month, a...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:27 AM
Word about the Glenelg United Methodist Church Food Pantry has spread throughout the county. People from as far as Columbia and Elkridge are coming to the food pantry for help.
In November, the food pantry received 29 turkeys from the Clarksville...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 6:25 PM
What people go through to live their lives — war and terror, disease and pain, poverty and hunger, long journeys across continents and oceans, loss and heartbreak — always leaves me awed and humbled. You hear a story, like the one I’m...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 6:11 AM
100 Years Ago
A Poet's Vision
From the social column:
"Mr. and Mrs. William A. Steward and Miss Sadie Steward will sail for Europe in January and spend the balance of the winter abroad."
From a large Times ad about a play coming to Ellicott City:...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Here's a big question: When does old age begin? I have the answer. And, I got it by surprise. Recently, I saw my physician for a routine examination and health review. During the visit she declared for the record, that I made it to old age. On...