| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:50 PM
It's time to restore the respected and noteworthy legacy of Joe Paterno and the image of Pennsylvania State University.
I don't believe opinions of cynics, detractors and rival fans deserve any merit. While these naysayers sit back, point their...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:48 AM
Chances are you know someone who has died from lung cancer. That loss might have been prevented if proposed Medicare coverage of screening for heavy smokers had been in place.
Screening those at greatest risk of developing the disease could save tens of...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 3:23 AM
Workplace wellness programs, one of the pillars of the national health care overhaul, are increasingly popular among employers who believe they can help control costs and workers who see them as a perk.
But experts caution that wellness programs vary...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Mother Rytasha, the daughter of a Palm Beach socialite who set aside wealth and possessions 30 years ago to serve the poor of Bangladesh, India and Nepal, died Monday in Pompano Beach. She was 72.
She grew a following of disciples as she dispensed...
| Dec 12, 2014
'In the morning, I turn on the coffee, glue in my teeth, take four pills, swallow Metamucil and wipe it off my beard, fasten a brace over my buckling knee ... then read the newspaper and drink black coffee," writes Donald Hall, former U.S. poet laureate...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:40 PM
The comic drama "Isn't It Delicious" is aimed squarely at baby boomers — the hokey pokey plays a pivotal role, and a trio of central characters are named after Kennedys. But formative pop-culture references are the least of it. The story of a steely...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:05 PM
By analyzing dynamic brain scans, Yale researchers have pinpointed a different brain response between male and female smokers, a finding that could lead to breakthroughs in developing gender-specific treatments to help smokers quit.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:28 PM
For the past two years, Major League Baseball's public relations departments have come together to organize auctions to benefit cancer research.
This year, after the death of Orioles public relations director Monica Barlow to lung cancer in February,...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Baseball's annual winter meetings officially begin today in San Diego. The lobby of the Manchester Grand Hyatt will be filled with reporters, agents and club executives.
There might have been some awkward moments Sunday night as the Orioles club brass...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Kevin Sweat stashes two packs of cigarillos into the seat of his walker on wheels and rolls it down the ramp of the Gerald D. Robison Residence. His shoes scrape on the concrete driveway as he shuffles the walker to a spot near the street.
| Dec 6, 2014
| 3:34 PM
It's nearing Christmas and Ann Johnson isn't there to coordinate the family get-together, the decorating of the house, the buying of presents and a long list of other things.
As a former bookkeeper, office manager and legal secretary, Johnson was the...