| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Unwanted insecticides and pesticides saved from spring or summer are not safe to be thrown out with the garbage.
Virginia Cooperative Extension in Pittsylvania County is hosting a pesticide program to show you how to safely dispose of the chemicals, free...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:37 AM
We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, warn ASPCA experts.
"Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 4:41 PM
SOUTH BEND -- Aware that a 90-year-old American elm on the South Quad had, for some time, been dying, the University of Notre Dame, on Aug. 2, 1955, had Henry Moore, a South Bend tree surgeon, remove the 80-foot giant.
Later that same week, the city of...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Shanti Lewis, RD, CNSD, CSP, weighs in on organic food.
Should you choose the organic strawberries versus conventional ones? Both are bright and...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Your next smartphone screen or TV display might be brighter, the synthetic oil in your car might perform better and computer chips might be more durable — all thanks to minuscule particles that are starting to be manufactured in Baltimore....
| Aug 6, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is printed here. This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on...
| Aug 4, 2012
As the Midwest crunches into sweet corn season, a new type will be appearing on grocery store shelves — even though shoppers have no way to recognize it.
It's genetically modified sweet corn from the biotech giant Monsanto, engineered to resist a...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 7:42 AM
With 130 reported cases and nine confirmed deaths in North Texas so far this summer, Dallas County Commissioners chose to opt out of immediate aerial insecticide spraying. This after strong recommendations by the Dallas County Medical Society.
| Aug 15, 2012
DALLAS – The North Texas Poison Center staff will serve as an essential resource as Dallas County begins aerial spraying of insecticide to fight this year’s deadly outbreak of West Nile virus.
A call to the poison help line at 1.800.222.1222...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Were you one of many people who had birds, in particular crows tearing up your lawn last fall? Then you may have a grub problem. Instead of cursing the birds, thank them for eating all the grubs and alerting you to the problem. If you have an irrigated...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:11 PM
People with old boxwoods are being warned not to plant new boxwoods nearby, but what about those of us with no boxwoods who want some? They're so deer-resistant.
The new and highly contagious boxwood blight disease has made it unwise, for the present,...