| Aug 4, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Long before the best-selling book about Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells was written, Turners Station neighbors gathered to honor her legacy, a tradition that continued Saturday.
Lacks' great-granddaughters, born about half a century after her...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Sharon Johnson is not a physician or scientific researcher. She has never been trained as a nurse. Her most recent prior occupation was as office manager in a dental practice.
Yet colleagues say she's a bundle of compassion, a quick study and a genius at...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:15 AM
WEATHER: Partly sunny, high near 69. Thursday night is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms, with a low near 56.
TRAFFIC: I-83 southbound lanes have been reopened after a a crash near Old York Rd. involving three tractor trailers. Check our...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 2:32 PM
The unusually active flu season continues at full tilt in Harford County, with many of those who haven't either been sick or vaccinated against the illness scrambling to get inoculated.
More than 700 people got vaccinated at flu clinics in Harford...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Presented by the Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging, the 14th annual 50+EXPO will be held on Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia.
Admission is free.
The event will have something for...
| Nov 4, 2012
There's a good chance during open enrollment this fall that you will be offered a high-deductible insurance plan with a savings account — if you haven't already been nudged into one.
Increasingly, employers are offering this as a way to rein in...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Here's a big question: When does old age begin? Will 30 years do it? Is being 50 and the holder of an AARP card with senior discounts enough? Both would be wrong guesses. Until recently, I hadn't thought much about it. Yet, I got the answer to this...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Is it any wonder America is distrusted and held in contempt around the world?
I was unaware my tax dollars were paying for fake polio vaccination programs in Pakistan (and no doubt elsewhere). What a dreadful way to "win the hearts and minds" of a...
| 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...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:59 PM
Black kittens -- victims maybe of the silly idea that black cats are unlucky -- are the least likely color of cat to be adopted, and right now the MD SPCA has many of them that need homes.
Get yourself a lucky black kitty through Tuesday, Nov. 6, and...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:47 PM
It inevitably happens to people every flu season - they obediently get a flu shot only to catch the virus anyway.
But don't blame the flu shot.
Despite what many people believe, the flu shot doesn't cause the flu.
The influenza viruses in the shot...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Baltimore County and the Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore Foundation will host a back-to-school festival Saturday in Woodlawn.
The event is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. at Security Square Mall. It will focus on families with low to moderate incomes....