| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:45 AM
If the Mount Vernon Conservancy thinks it's such a good idea to replace old, mature trees with young ones ("Group fights to stop tree removal at Mount Vernon Place," Nov. 29), why don't we replace all mature, old people with young people! It would save...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Consider this scenario: A single mom's baby wakes up with a fever. She can either give him a dose of Tylenol, hoping it brings the baby's temperature down long enough to make it through her shift as a waitress, or stay home and miss a whole day's pay...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As a lung cancer survivor who began smoking as a teenager because it was cool, I know the dangers of smoking first hand. I volunteer for the American Cancer Society as a recovery coach for lung and esophageal cancer patients. In addition, I work as a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:29 AM
The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is one of the more alarming health threats of the past several decades. Some of the nation's top hospitals, including one operated by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, have experienced deadly outbreaks....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:39 AM
The UPS driver looked a little befuddled when he walked into Howl on Chestnut Ave., in Baltimore yesterday afternoon.
“There’s a cat out here in a carrier,” he told Robin McDonald, owner of the natural pet-supply store.
| Dec 14, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Thomas Schaller's admission that the Obama Administration's rollout of the Affordable Care Act was a "disaster" is the true news of his column ("Obamacare rollout shockingly rough," Dec 11). Of course, the real reason for Mr. Schaller's condemnation of...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Columnist Susan Reimer sees no problem with some groups paying more for health care insurance than their actuarial risk while others pay less under Obamacare ("Splitting the health care tab with the guys," Nov. 11).
She says "isn't that what insurance...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
To say Obamacare has had a rough rollout in Maryland (and the nation) is an understatement.
An opening day stumble with glitches and an inoperable website, higher premium costs despite promises that Obamacare would lower costs, delay of the debut of...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Shirley Kane didn't think she could take it any more.
Her 87-year-old mother, diagnosed with terminal cancer, was bedridden at home. Kane was the only person feeding her, sorting out her medications, keeping her clean. The job was so overwhelming that...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Maryland's poorly performing health exchange will cost taxpayers $33 million more than expected this year, bringing the state's total annual expense to $138 million, officials said Monday.
The money is needed, in part, to pay the company hired to help...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Thousands of immigrants living here without legal permission will start the new year demonstrating skills in parallel parking and two-point turns in hopes of becoming licensed drivers in Maryland.
Maryland joins a handful of states on Jan. 1 that...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As we wish our friends and family a happy, healthy New Year, these words have renewed meaning in 2014.
January 1st is a new day in health care for millions of families and individuals in the Baltimore area and throughout Maryland.
It's now against the...