The American Academy of Pediatrics is changing its stance on circumcision for the first time in more than a decade, acknowledging that the health benefits outweigh the risks of the procedure, which involves removing the foreskin of a baby boy's penis.
An unusually large number of people have come down with the respiratory disease whooping cough this year around the nation, and in Maryland, prompting public health officials to issue warnings about booster shots for adults and children.
Over the past 50 years, we have gone from major league athletes having offseason jobs to young athletes often having no offseason at all, from parents sticking their heads out the backdoor to call their children home from play to rushing out the door to make the next officially sanctioned event.
By By Dr. Richard Hinton and Special to The Baltimore Sun
I am surprised that the Times (Feb. 15) would endorse the medical marijuana bill favored by State Del. Dan Morhaim (HB1158) and not endorse the medical marijuana bill (HB1024) favored by Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Jo Keller squirreled away many of the books she read as a child growing up in England and is now slowly introducing them to her own young children, who are savoring volumes with their mother's childhood scribblings inside.