| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:55 AM
I read with interest an article in The Aegis that 28 percent of adults in Harford County are obese. We adults in the North Harford area have limited areas where we can exercise. Walking or riding a bicycle is very dangerous on the roads. There are no...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:37 AM
No amount of committee meetings or government recommendations will result in improving the health of people who smoke, are overweight or underexercised.
The only thing that can help people with these particular health problems – them being us...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:24 AM
On a crisp spring morning, chef David Thomas stands in the kitchen of his Parkville cafe, Herb & Soul, prepping for a busy day of cooking.
Plastic tubs overflow with fresh kale, while shelves hold spices that will impart flavor to the chef's Old Bay...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:40 AM
Harford County remains 10th in the state for overall health of its residents, with tobacco use and obesity continuing to be at least as high as the state average, according to a new report.
While the county's rank remained the same as last year, a...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Reporter Meredith Cohn's recent article about the World Health Organization's new sugar recommendations highlighted the concerns of medical and public health experts over the epidemic of childhood obesity ("Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar,"...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Carrie O'Connor thought she was a fairly healthy 35-year-old who went on daily jogs and ate well.
Then, more than a year ago, she suffered back-to-back heart attacks.
The first hit while she was treating herself to baubles at Smyth Jewelers in...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:49 AM
When Samantha Kuczynski contemplated the biggest dietary problem in her lunch recently, she didn't point to the chicken wrap sandwich or the french fries.
It was the dollop of ketchup that caught the eye of the 24-year-old Center Stage props artisan,...
| Mar 14, 2014
Howard County General Hospital will sponsor the following wellness classes. The classes are held at the HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, unless otherwise listed. Online registration at hcgh.org is advised...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:43 PM
I have a 14-year-old female West Highland terrier. She was recently diagnosed with a collapsed trachea. She is eating and drinking fine. She has this horrible seal-like cough upon rising from a supine position and when she overexerts herself. My vet...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Baltimore City plans to help corner stores in West Baltimore stock healthier fare, and get kids and their parents interested in buying it, as part of an effort to reduce childhood obesity.
Though on the decline among young children nationally, obesity...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:10 AM
Most people lose weight during the week and gain weight on the weekends, a new study finds.
Yet, researchers say it's the weekday diets that are most important for maintaining a healthy weight.
The researchers at Cornell University looked at people'...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Childhood obesity is an epidemic in Baltimore, with the first signs seen in many children before they even reach traditional school age. Sixteen percent of the pre-kindergartners, ages 4 and 5, at one Northwest Baltimore public school were overweight,...