| Aug 24, 2012
| 5:19 PM
As the state fair opens in Timonium, pigs that will be judged for prizes will also be under scrutiny from state veterinarians after an outbreak of swine flu nearly threatened to shut down the event.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene...
| Aug 31, 2012
Health officials report that three Somerset County Fair participants have contracted the new strain of swine flu.
Christine Cronkright, state Department of Health spokeswoman, said two of the cases have been confirmed by lab reports and a third person...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Minnesota health officials have confirmed another case of a new influenza strain that people acquire through contact with pigs.
The new case of variant H3N2 influenza was reported in a man in his 20s from the Twin Cities metro area. The man had...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Hearing aids have improved the quality of many people's lives, but most users have learned they are less than ideal in noisy environments.
Going to the airport, store or doctor's office can be frustrating, said Dr. Frank R. Lin, a Johns Hopkins...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The sniffling and sneezing hasn’t kicked in yet, but experts are already warning people to get vaccinated for the flu early.
The vaccine has been delivered to many hospitals and clinics. After the 2009 swine flu outbreak, experts say the number...
| May 30, 2012
| 3:50 PM
Expectant mothers have so much to worry about in the nine months before delivery. Prenatal vitamins, the right amount of exercise and a long-list of things to avoid are just the start. So, here's some information we hope will give pregnant moms a sigh...
| 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....
| Jun 20, 2012
| 12:58 PM
The Texas A&M University System just said, 'Howdy!' to a huge government contract. The contract makes A&M one of three national biodefense centers in the country. The others are in Baltimore, Maryland and Raleigh, North Carolina.
These centers will...
| Jul 12, 2012
Five years into their marriage, the freelance Toronto writers played by Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen in "Take This Waltz" have drifted, rudderless, into a harbor that is anything but safe.
They're cute together, but the act has begun to curdle:...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Last year's flu season was relatively mild, so health officials are concerned that the flu may be worse this year.
"No one can predict with certainty what kind of flu season we will have this year," Holli Senior, deputy press secretary for the...