| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:14 PM
A project that could point the way to a new class of drugs to treat influenza won the top prize Tuesday night at the Intel Science Talent Search, netting 17-year-old Eric S. Chen a cool $100,000.
Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego,...
| Oct 21, 2013
After the mortifying revelation that something awful is in the air — or the water, or somewhere — in last week‘s Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead, we open episode 2 in the dead of night, at the fence, where a flashlight-toting...
| Jan 19, 2013
The worst may be over.
As of Jan. 12, leading indicators of flu activity in Chicago had dropped to early December levels, according to the latest data from the city Health Department, released Friday. However, the numbers remain significantly higher...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
In June 2009, my husband Sam and I slammed down the hatchback of our Honda CRV, the interior bulging with containers of Legos and books, school supplies and board games, and a box of shoes, a tin of Old Bay in the glove compartment. On the roof was a...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 2:47 PM
How prepared is Virginia for a bioterrorism attack or a new disease outbreak? In last year's annual report, "Ready or Not?" by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the state scored a nine out of 10 on indicators for...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 7:27 AM
It's the time of year once again for body aches, intense coughing and fever — common symptoms of seasonal flu. But the good news is that more and more people are getting flu shots, guarding them against complications that could land them in the...
| Dec 7, 2011
As the influenza season heads in, Carol Baker, who chairs the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases' Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition, answers some common questions about the flu vaccine. Baker is a professor of pediatrics, molecular...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 4:31 PM
New Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has three preset buttons on his car radio: sports talk, news talk and country.
But none of those options appealed to Davin Meggett, the fourth-year captain who Edsall says will be his "workhorse" running back this...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Miss Maryland, you did us proud.
Sunday night in Las Vegas, 27-year-old Nana Meriwether, from Potomac, finished as the runner-up in the 2012 Miss USA pageant. The title went to Miss Rhode Island, 20-year-old Olivia Culpo.
Clearly, Meriwether didn't lose...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 5:06 PM
Do you have any idea what happened on that hotel bed before you walked into the room? You don't want to know. Neither do I, which is why, first thing when arriving in a new hotel room, I usually toss the bedspread in the closet.
It seems I'm not alone....
| Oct 19, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Maryland has confirmed its first cases of seasonal influenza, state health officials announced Friday, several months earlier than last season.
Four children in the Baltimore region have laboratory-confirmed cases. One was hospitalized, but all are doing...