| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:13 PM
I am appalled at the vendors' opinions quoted in your July 25 article about Howard County farmers' markets. Given the rate of obesity in this country, and the rise of obesity-related diseases in children, encouraging families to shop for fresh, local...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Under the watchful eye of the coaching staff, Ravens left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie is working to melt off pounds in the summer heat.
McKinnie reported to training camp overweight and wasn't allowed to practice on the first day. Listed at 6...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie has grown a bit tired of the constant scrutiny of how much he weighs.
McKinnie reported to training camp at least 10 pounds over, if not significantly higher, than his prescribed target weight of 346 pounds,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
On a recent Wednesday afternoon at Swansfield Pool in Columbia, patrons couldn't miss the blue tent, yellow tablecloth and lime green T-shirts of the Better Beverage Buddies street team.
Kids, some shy and others curious, approached the table stacked...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM
As The Sun recently noted, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report explaining that obesity rates in the nation have declined ("Tide may be turning on U.S. childhood obesity — CDC," Aug. 6). Hooray! But if you look beneath that...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:42 AM
As the Hispanic community in Baltimore boomed in the last decade, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center responded by adding health programs to meet the population's unique needs.
Now the East Baltimore center is bringing all its past efforts —...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:25 PM
As Maryland health officials prepare for nationwide health reform, the goal is clear: enrolling the state's estimated 800,000 uninsured residents. But finding them is a challenge.
There is no master list or map of the uninsured, who make up 14 percent...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Owings Mills-based Medifast Inc. has laid off 24 employees, less than 3 percent of its 860-person workforce, over the past few weeks as the weight loss system company reviewed staffing levels, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Medifast makes and sells...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:26 AM
This Saturday hundreds of people are expected to converge on Druid Hill Park — some pushing strollers, some toddling alongside their moms — to raise awareness about prenatal health.
The second annual Baby Buggy Walk in the Park is an attempt...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Harford County residents can get on the path to healthy living Saturday while participating in Zumba classes, cooking demonstrations and health screenings during the second annual Healthy Harford Day at the Bel Air Farmers Market.
The free event, hosted...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:42 AM
The pending arrival of Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Eugene Monroe in Baltimore via a trade for third-day draft picks is expected to have a negative impact on the status of the Ravens' current starter at the position, veteran Bryant McKinnie.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Our leaders in Washington face tough budget issues ("Obama budget would have big impact in MD," April 11). But one proposal we should all agree on is for targeted investments in local pre-kindergarten learning. As a grandfather, I support giving America's...