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  • Think government doesn't do good? Read this

    Think government doesn't do good? Read this
    During this election cycle, it is increasingly popular in some circles to condemn government as wasteful, inefficient and incompetent. While there are thousands of federal, state and local government programs, each with its own index of success or...
  • CDC lowers lead poisoning threshold

    CDC lowers lead poisoning threshold
    The number of young children deemed at risk of lead poisoning in Maryland and nationwide expanded drastically Wednesday as a federal health agency declared it would effectively cut in half its threshold for diagnosing the environmental illness....
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for sunny and breezy conditions, with a high temperature near 75 degrees. Tonight is expected to be clear, with a low temperature around 54 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you...
  • We need a war on lead poisoning

    We need a war on lead poisoning
    The reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cut its threshold for lead poisoning from 10 micrograms per deciliter to 5 micrograms were something of a simplification. What the CDC said, after years of study and discussion, was that no...
  • New book uses 'The Wire' to explore urban ills

    New book uses 'The Wire' to explore urban ills
    Baltimore's former health commissioner has come out with a way that just might get regular people to care about public policy -- he mixes in a heavy dose of "The Wire." Dr. Peter Beilenson, who's now Howard County's chief health officer has written a...
  • Maryland seeks comment on low-level lead exposure

    State health officials are seeking the public's advice on how to deal with new federal guidelines expanding the number of young children deemed at risk of harm from low-level lead exposure. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is...
  • Baltimore landlord gets prison for lead-paint violations

    Baltimore landlord gets prison for lead-paint violations
    A Baltimore landlord with a long history of violating lead-paint poisoning laws was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison by a federal judge, who called the now-bankrupt businessman a "scofflaw." Cephus Murrell, 69, of Catonsville sat...
  • New health issues tied to low-level lead exposure

    New health issues tied to low-level lead exposure
    Despite dramatic progress in reducing Americans' exposure to lead over the past 25 years, a growing body of research finds that children and adults still face health risks from even very low levels of the toxic metal in their blood. A recent government...
  • Ron Tanner's cross-country tour

    Ron Tanner's cross-country tour
    If you ever thought writing a book was tough, just consider the pain of marketing it. One example: the 66-city tour by Loyola University Maryland writing professor Ron Tanner in a beat-up van -- a voyage that has included savage mosquitos, a busted toilet...
  • Free medical classes at University of Maryland

    Dreamed of being a doctor but never made it to medical school? Well, now you have a chance to at least study like one. The University of Medicine School of Medicine will tonight launch the 12th year of its Mini Med School, a series for free courses that...
  • Annapolis lobbyist hit with lead-paint citation

    Annapolis lobbyist Bruce C. Bereano has been fined $13,000 by the Maryland Department of the Environment for allegedly violating state lead-paint regulations on two properties he owns in the capital. But Bereano disputes the state's charges, saying the...
  • Reducing utility costs, hospital visits

    Reducing utility costs, hospital visits
    The first winter after Danielle Smith bought her house in North Baltimore, the 35-year-old schoolteacher wondered if it even had a furnace, it was so cold and drafty. Now, with almost all new windows and several other energy-efficiency retrofits, Smith...