| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:52 PM
For all of his wit, charm and success, a little bit of the boy who once was nicknamed "Fat Albert' still clings to "Today" show weatherman and feature anchor Al Roker.
It's there in the excess 140 pounds that once draped Roker's frame. It's in his...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:15 PM
A nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center regularly provides a guest post. This week, Shanti Lewis weighs in on gluten-free diets.
Have you walked in the grocery store lately and seen a plethora of products labeled "gluten-free?" Do...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Nonprofit organizations abound in Howard County, and Howard Magazine highlights who they are, what they do and how you can help.
Name: American Heart Association
Who: Annette Fisher, senior director, marketing and communications, Mid-Atlantic region...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 1:26 PM
From the moment Maryland freshman Charles Mitchell emerged as a legitimate Division I prospect a few years ago, the comparisons to another undersized and overweight power forward were pretty obvious.
Mitchell had studied Charles Barkley, but mostly he...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 7:34 AM
When it comes to weight loss, losing is winning. Just ask Kings Contrivance resident Liz Henzey, who in 2012 won the Columbia Association's Biggest Winner fitness contest, inspired by NBC's fitness reality television show "The Biggest Loser," by...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Jean Pfefferkorn, a Howard County Public Library staff member, posted an online item about a week ago on seasonal affective disorder, which carries symptoms ranging from increased appetite to suicidal thoughts.
Dr. George Groman, a cardiologist at Johns...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 12:31 PM
The beverage industry is claiming victory after a New York City judge on Monday overturned a ban on super-size sodas and sugary drinks Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg had championed as a way to combat obesity among residents. But the battle is hardly over. Mr....
| May 15, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Kaci DeWitt-Rickards remembers being a chunky kid with a steady diet of Burger King chicken tenders, vanilla milkshakes and Papa John's pizza.
By her sophomore year in college at the University of Miami, her adolescent pudge had ballooned into a...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:06 AM
Natalie Perkins, Jessica Rozo and Rebecca Harding are three very impressive girls. They have just earned their silver awards in Girl Scouts by working on the issue of childhood obesity.
The girls were concerned that children who have issues with obesity...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Anna Spring remembers the resources that were poured into combating teen smoking and pregnancy. The retired Howard County physical education teacher said she hasn't seen the same response to address childhood obesity.
"We have all this research that...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:21 PM
One of every five commercial trucks pulled over in Baltimore by Maryland State Police inspectors during a two-day sweep this week was impounded for safety defects. In addition to the 114 defective trucks, 21 drivers were barred from driving for...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As a Columbia pediatrician, Henri Merrick regularly sees young patients who are significantly overweight. It's a trend she started noticing several years ago, and the weights of school-aged children began to cause her great concern.
So three years ago,...