| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:39 PM
A federal grand jury is investigating Exide Technologies, the company under scrutiny for emitting high levels of harmful pollutants from its battery recycling plant in Vernon, according to a financial disclosure filed this week.
On Aug. 8, Exide...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:20 AM
The medical marijuana business is no place for novices.
Not only will entrepreneurs applying for licenses next month need a minimum of $400,000 in liquid assets, they also must provide diagrams and photos of a purchased facility, mapped out and...
| Aug 17, 2014
How much does the health benefit of giving up cigarettes outweigh the lost pleasure of smoking?
Last spring, the Food and Drug Administration proposed rules to control e-cigarettes along with tobacco products. Under federal law, the FDA is required to...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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"Secondhand smoke," means smoke emitted from lighted, smoldering, or burning tobacco when the smoker is not inhaling; smoke emitted at the mouthpiece during puff drawing; and smoke exhaled by the smoker....
| Aug 8, 2014
The Anne Arundel County Health Department will provide free vaccine to students entering the seventh grade to meet the new Maryland state requirements for 2014-2015 school year. The clinics will be open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:57 PM
SOUTHINGTON — A woman gave $5,000 to the local YMCA as thanks for a kindness shown to her five nieces and nephews in 1972 when their father — her brother — died of cancer at age 35.
Carmel Avitabile, who became the children's guardian,...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Breastfeeding Mamas started with five members and has grown to include 7,000 who participate via Facebook.
They will gather at the Midtown Community Center in Newport News on Saturday, Aug. 2, to participate in the International Big Latch On celebration....
| Aug 9, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The steps that lead to the soul of Los Angeles' glittering sports palace were first taken in bowling shoes.
Long before Lee Zeidman ran Staples Center, he worked at Simi Bowl, where he learned happiness didn't involve colorful balls or clattering pins,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:16 PM
There’s nothing like a serious health scare to convince smokers to kick the habit, but new research finds that nearly 1 in 10 cancer survivors is still smoking nine years after their diagnosis.
The 9.3% smoking rate among American cancer survivors...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Bon Secours has partnered with HealthFair, a national testing provider, to bring convenient health testing to communities via mobile screening buses. HealthFair is a Joint Commission-accredited mobile screening company that works with hospitals and...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 3:42 PM
It has been a difficult season for Orioles slugger Chris Davis, but the first baseman hit two milestones Friday night with one swing. With his sixth-inning solo shot, Davis picked up his 20th homer of the season and 150th of his career.
He was asked...