| Apr 19, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal...
| Apr 20, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of a daily series exploring specific line items in state and local budgets.
RICHMOND – It will cost an estimated $1.35 billion next year to provide health insurance for 293,500 state and local government employees,...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Sometimes, two things come together beautifully, like chocolate and peanut butter. Lennon and McCartney. Woodward and Bernstein. Other times, opposites come together and still produce something beautiful. This weight loss study, involving Comcast cable TV...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Patients with diabetes represented 31% of hospitalizations among people 35 and older in California in 2011, according to a new report from researchers and healthcare advocates.
The disproportionate numbers of diabetic patients -- overall, only 11.6%...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Prohibiting the use of federal food stamps to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages and subsidizing the purchase of fruits and vegetables with the coupons would improve nutrition, foster weight loss and drive down rates of Type 2 diabetes among the program's...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
BANGOR, Maine — Sally Patterson reflected on her part in the healthcare system as she pointed her aging silver Subaru west on U.S. Highway 2 early one morning, headed for the tiny hamlet of Carmel.
"You've got to teach people how to look out for...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Molly Shattuck opens the front door of her sprawling brick North Baltimore home in a blur of color and energy. It's 10 a.m. on a gray February day, and she's wearing a tight purple dress that highlights her famously firm physique.
Her blond hair is...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:49 AM
When Samantha Kuczynski contemplated the biggest dietary problem in her lunch recently, she didn't point to the chicken wrap sandwich or the french fries.
It was the dollop of ketchup that caught the eye of the 24-year-old Center Stage props artisan,...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Preventing and managing chronic diseases has taken center stage with local health systems trying to control costs and improve outcomes for patients.
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital offers free diabetes management classes on the second and fourth...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Reporter Meredith Cohn's recent article about the World Health Organization's new sugar recommendations highlighted the concerns of medical and public health experts over the epidemic of childhood obesity ("Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar,"...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:02 PM
County officials said Thursday that a county firm will be among state companies sharing in nearly $1.5 million in awards for life sciences innovation through the BioMaryland Center, an office within Maryland's Department of Business and Economic...