| 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...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 6:28 PM
The chief financial officer at Anne Arundel Medical Center is watching the fight over federal spending closely.
If the federal government goes through with sequestration cuts beginning today, Maryland stands to lose millions of dollars in health-...
| May 9, 2013
| 3:54 PM
The University of Maryland School of Medicine announced this week a $500 million fundraising goal — the Baltimore institution's largest campaign ever.
Donors already have given $339 million during the quiet phase of the campaign, dubbed...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Two years after a Maryland doctor lost his medical license for using a controversial treatment for autistic patients, the state Board of Physicians has suspended his business partner for allegedly writing the same dangerous prescription for several...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:39 PM
It is well known that HPV (human papillomavirus) can lead to deadly cervical cancer in women, but the virus is causing cancer in men as well. Throat cancers caused by HPV are showing up typically in men with little or no history of smoking, said Dr. Kevin...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Several Reservoir High School students made presentations at the annual Howard County Public School System Student Learning Conference. Their presentations were about the research and internships that they have been involved in throughout this year....
| May 1, 2013
| 3:31 PM
If you've ever heard a baby fox screaming for its mother on a dark spring night — foxes can sound eerily human — you'll know why a team of volunteer firefighters in Harford County was alerted to the howls of a desperate pup trapped in a...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Op-ed writer George Fenwick's assertion that trap, neuter and release programs (TNR) lead to an increase in the number of uninoculated species is unfounded. He obviously does not understand how TNR works.
TNR is a program that allows a cat caretaker...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Get your gato on: There’s another reason to celebrate Cincy de Mayo this Sunday, May 5. That’s because the Maryland SPCA will host its Cinco de Gato Adoption Event, where all cats six months old and older can be adopted for just $5!...