Science has come a long way from the days when we believed the universe revolved around the Earth, lobotomies were the best treatment for depression and germs didn't exist. But while you probably won't read any studies of alchemy or bloodletting in respected scientific journals, it doesn't mean the days of publishing inaccurate and misleading research are behind us. In fact, 2014 was a banner year for the promotion of some pretty dubious and downright silly research.
Studies show a healthy lifestyle can prevent a number of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and certain types of cancer. And in Howard County, achieving that lifestyle is easier than you might think.
Unfortunately a bill recently passed by the Baltimore City Council allowing the use of e-cigarettes in restaurants, taverns and casinos not only weakens Baltimore and Maryland's longstanding and popular smoke-free laws, it threatens the health of many city workers. We urge Mayor Rawlings-Blake to see through the tobacco industry smokescreen and use her power to veto this ordinance.
By By Michaeline Fedder and Deborah P. Brown and Bonita Pennino
Carroll Hospital Center has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
Dr. Robert R. Hahn, former emergency room chief at what is now the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, died Aug. 7 of coronary artery disease at William Hill Manor in Easton. He was 93.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
To celebrate the 40th season of Howard County Summer Theatre, longtime Mt. Hebron High School math teacher Tom Sankey will embark July 2 on directing his all-volunteer cast and crew in mounting eight performances of "Les Misérables."
Folly Quarter Middle School community was celebrating its National Blue Ribbon honor when school officials announced another recent accolade – an online education resource named Folly Quarter the 12th best middle school in the nation.
Thanks to the leadership of Howard County Summer Theater, who acquired one of the first community theater rights in the country to stage a full-length Broadway version of the show, "Les Miz" as its commonly known, will open on the Mt. Hebron High School stage