| May 14, 2011
Baltimore City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot unveiled an ambitious initiative this week aimed at improving the overall health of Baltimore citizens by 2015. It sets practical goals for reducing the most serious health risks and acknowledges that...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 3:21 PM
If you are sending a message to Americans about what we should be eating, it makes more sense to entice us with a plate rather than a pyramid.
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack followed that logic when they unveiled...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:45 AM
Give me a break. The first lady can't even grow a vegetable garden or warn of the dangers of childhood obesity without some Republican creep getting their nose out of joint or complaining about the excesses of government. To these old eyes the first...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 5:15 AM
It's difficult to fathom the real purpose or intent of the scathing critiques of Michelle Obama's health initiative to lower the rate of childhood obesity. We know that this country has a significantly greater obesity problem than other industrialized...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 8:02 AM
Senora McGuire says "We don't need anyone telling us what to eat" ( Readers Respond, June 7). I say Ms. McGuire must be walking around with her eyes shut.
Two thirds of Americans are overweight, and half of those — more than one third of all...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 11:51 AM
In large swaths of the nation, life expectancy has stopped increasing and even declined slightly over the decade that ended in 2007, particularly among women. This historic reversal of a long-time trend toward longer life expectancies in the world's...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Just days after his nephew was killed in a shooting, U.S Rep. Elijah E. Cummings challenged a church filled with friends and family to take a stand against senseless violence, and make the most of their lives.
"The day for each one of us is still going...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 2:30 PM
Andrew P. Klein, president of Harford County based Klein's ShopRite of Maryland, and Marshall J. Klein, vice-president of operations of Klein's ShopRite, were recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House ceremony on Wednesday, July 20.
| Jul 22, 2011
| 5:09 PM
Danny Glading has made a name for himself as a one-man offensive showcase.
In high school, the Bethesda native set Georgetown Prep records with 274 points and 156 assists. In his first year at Virginia, Glading was the only freshman in the country to...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 8:08 AM
Earlier this month, assistant coach Luke Murray was traveling with Towson University's basketball team, psyching himself up for a win, when he got a text message from his dad.
"I think you guys should all go bowling," the text read. "I think all you guys...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Summertime is usually when TV networks air repeats of shows we've already seen. In his State of the Union Address this week, the president got a five-month jump on the summer season by re-running a class-envy video he has broadcast more times than local...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Harvest for the Hungry will kick off its annual food drive this week with an emphasis on collecting healthy food donations.
The organization's 26th annual food drive will run March 3 through 10.
This year the group is partnering with United Way of...