| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:28 PM
On Saturday, photographer-writer and music-journalism fixture Andrew Youssef died after a long, heartbreakingly documented struggle with colon cancer. He was 38.
Since 2006, he had written and shot for his own blog, Amateur Chemist, and publications...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:53 PM
A New York Times columnist is wondering: Where is the love?
Nicholas D. Kristoff says there's a “profound lack of empathy” these days, after columns he wrote about food stamp recipients, prison inmates and those without health insurance...
| Dec 18, 2013
Lung cancer kills three times more Virginians each year than any other cancer. In its soon-to-be-released annual report, the Virginia Cancer Registry revealed that though its incidence ranks third to prostate and breast cancer, lung cancer has by far...
| Dec 25, 2013
It was five years ago Christmas Day, that the world lost iconic singer, actress and stage star Eartha Kitt. The longtime Connecticut resident succumbed to colon cancer but left behind a legacy that included a range of serious and not-so-serious art,...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Deana Parris had a decision to make.
A year after she joined the trampoline team at the Fairland Sports and Aquatics Center in Laurel, her parents declared that she and her brother had to pare down their many extracurricular activities to two each....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It's been half a century since the first U.S. surgeon general's report appeared linking smoking to lung cancer. In the decades that followed, federal and state health officials waged a vigorous public information and education campaign that convinced...
| Feb 7, 2014
February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org.
The Department of Health is...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I enjoy hearing your views -- and you're certainly not hesitant about expressing them! Here are some recent reader emails:
COMMENT: Please, medicating a dog to deal with fears, really? Dogs are not people! -- A.P., Cyberspace
STEVE DALE: Of course...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Ginger, so familiar for its comforting aroma, pungent flavor and medicinal value, has assimilated itself into cultures around the world. Gingerbread cookies during the holidays, palate-cleansing slivers of pickled ginger with...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Colleen Bokamper, wife of former Miami Dolphins linebacker Kim Bokamper, died Friday morning at her home with her family by her side. She was 57.
Mrs. Bokamper, who was diagnosed with colon cancer two years ago, kept her illness a secret and made her...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:21 PM
In his four years at Notre Dame, point guard Eric Atkins has gone from being a steady freshman who came off the bench for a veteran team to the unquestioned senior leader — and now unlikely leading scorer — on a young team searching to find...