The horse racing industry has long tolerated and even encouraged an ethic of racing battered and bandaged — but, like football and other sports, the dangers of concussions may be driving a change at the tracks, starting in Maryland.
If Maryland were to get hit by a public health emergency — a natural disaster, an outbreak of a serious disease — officials here are better prepared than in many other states, according to a new survey.
Centennial High School graduates Clarissa Santori, 20, and Gary Tse, 18, filmed their Jeopardy episodes for the two-week tournament alongside 13 other contestants last month in Los Angeles. Quarterfinals began on Monday, with Santori's and Tse's episodes expected to air on WBFF-TV on Wednesday, Feb. 15 and Friday, Feb. 17, respectively.
Every Tuesday, Jay Perman, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, sees about a half-dozen patients in a four-hour session called the President's Clinic. It's a way for the pediatric gastroenterologist to remain hands-on with patients and students despite his busy schedule.
Dr. Stephen C. Jacobs, a surgeon, former chief of urology and professor of urology at the University of Maryland Center who continued to teach at the medical school after radiation treatments robbed him of the use of his arms and hands and reduced his voice to a whisper, died Oct. 30 at his Lutherville home from complications of a fall. He was 70.
A group of Eastern Shore farmers is trying out a high-tech system that "spoon-feeds" fertilizer to their crops as they need it. Proponents say the "GreenSeeker" technology could help farms be more profitable while also reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution. Experts caution that farmers still need to be convinced it's worth the expense and trouble, and questions remain about how much it helps water quality.
John S. Carroll, former editor of The Baltimore Sun and the Los Angels Times who was one of the seminal figures in American journalism who believed no detail was too small when it came to producing a great newspaper," has died. He was 73.
The executive director of the Maryland Council on Economic Education talks about the nonprofit organization's programs to teach financial literacy to students, and offers some household financial advice of her own
Doug Burian, the music director at Glenelg United Methodist Church, invites the community to attend a free concert on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m., featuring world-renowned trumpet player Vince DiMartino.
Memo to University of Kentucky campus police: get the pepper spray ready, boys. They'll be torching couches and playing "Flip the Toyota" again tonight after the Wildcats get past Kansas and win their eighth NCAA title -- although their first since 1998.
University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay Perman regards childhood obesity as the great public health challenge of our time. With a Nov. 15-16 summit, Perman will kick off his effort to make the university a national center for battling the epidemic.