| Mar 29, 2013
| 7:20 AM
With a growing focus across the nation on combating childhood obesity with healthy lifestyles, students at Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School learned how to combine fitness with fun during a visit from the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Constipation hits everybody at some point. The uncomfortable condition can be caused by many things, including a bad diet and dehydration. Dr. Vaibhav A. Parekh, director of Medstar Harbor Primary Care, talks about how to prevent and treat constipation,...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 1:06 PM
By now all of the Twinkies, Ho Hos and other Hostess baked goods have been stripped from grocery store shelves — and countless tributes paid via Tweets, blogs and Facebook posts.
After more than 80 years in business, Hostess declared it was...
| Jun 23, 2012
It's not a matter of "if" but "when."
Medifast Inc., the No. 3 manufacturer of weight-loss food products, is growing so quickly in that industry that there will soon come a time when it outgrows its sole production facility in Owings Mills and builds...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:43 AM
Data released showed that most Harford County Public High Schools scored high in reading and math in the Maryland High School Assessment. That data also placed three high schools – Aberdeen, Joppatowne and the Center for Educational Opportunity...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 3:01 PM
Douglas Bayne joined the Merritt Athletic Club in downtown Baltimore about five years ago, but he hasn't exactly been a gym rat.
"I work out for two weeks and I'll take off for eight months," the 38-year-old social worker said.
So like many other...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 1:00 PM
On the heels of a Johns Hopkins study that showed telephone and web-based coaching helps patients lose weight and keep it off, medical faculty and staff are now collaborating with a private health care firm to make the system widely available.
| Jan 11, 2012
| 3:55 PM
It all started with a little bit of good-natured trash talk between the pastors of two of Baltimore's most prominent African-American churches.
The Rev. Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple "fell off the wagon" and confesses he wasn't exercising as much as...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Q: My older large-breed dog is having trouble climbing and descending stairs. He has good days and bad days. What’s causing this?
A: Any time there’s a major change in a dog’s willingness to do a previously routine activity like going...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Columbia will develop by June a vision for a network of interconnected pathways that will allow residents to ditch their vehicles and use nearly 100 miles of trails to walk, bike or run to their destinations.
Some 130 community members turned out this...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:17 PM
With Harford County's obesity rate jumping by 130 percent during the last decade, the Obesity Task Force released its final report Tuesday on how it plans to battle the bulge in the coming years.
Two-thirds of the county's population (63.5 percent) is...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:30 AM
As physicians who treat overweight children in Maryland daily, we strongly support the views expressed by Horizon Foundation CEO Nikki Highsmith Vernick in her recent commentary on childhood obesity ("A healthier way to snack," May 15). We urge parents to...