| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:51 PM
One in 88 American children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The rate is 23 percent higher than one the agency released three years ago. Federal officials said some...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Watching Bill Clinton act as Barack Obama's "No. 1 surrogate," in the words of National Public Radio, is as exquisitely painful as watching a runaway monkey with a paintball gun at a museum.
Most of the pundits have focused on Mr. Clinton's motivations...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:24 PM
The Supreme Court's ruling on President Barack Obama's health care initiative was a cause for great anticipation for Alicia Steinberg.
In the parking lot of Brown Memorial Woodbrook Church on Thursday, the West Towson resident was waiting until the...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision this week to overrule the Food and Drug Administration commissioner and refuse to authorize girls under age 17 to have over-the-counter access to the emergency contraceptive pill known as...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 3:56 PM
A society is at its worst when it leaves its most vulnerable citizens exposed so that its most powerful can hide from ugly realities. In the case of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' ruling to reject the Food and Drug Administration's...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 12:00 PM
I have to disagree as both a physician and father with Dr. Margaret Moon's opinion lambasting the ruling by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that prohibits young teens from acquiring the Plan B pill without a prescription.
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:46 PM
Maryland was one of nine states that won a federal competition Friday for early education funds intended to boost the quality of programs available to young children.
The state, which has been seen as a strong proponent of early childhood programs for...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 12:11 PM
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius came to a private house in Roland Park on Thursday to "get the word out" about women's health care issues and promote the Obama administration's controversial health care reform act.
| Feb 10, 2012
| 5:21 PM
– For days President Obama had been hammered by critics — including Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O'Brien of the Archdiocese of Baltimore — over a regulation in the healthcare law that required religiously affiliated hospitals, charities...
| May 6, 2009
The number of swine flu cases in Mexico is stabilizing. In the U.S., though more people are being diagnosed with the virus, cases have been mostly mild, claiming two lives. And health officials have backed off on closing schools where students are sick....
| Oct 10, 2009
Alexandra McKinty will not be putting her 13-month-old in line for the swine flu vaccine. Madelyn, she says, has already had too many shots in her short life. And Loretta Jergensen of Parkville is worried that the vaccine wasn't adequately tested, so...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:08 AM
The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet.
The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the...