| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I'm taking a prescription drug version of fish oils for my heart and cholesterol. I want a plant-derived option because I'm a vegetarian, plus I get "fish burp." Are there plant-derived essential fatty acids, or do you have to get it from...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:35 PM
When Marylanders purchase the painkiller Vicodin, it costs about 37 cents a pill at a pharmacy.
But when a doctor dispenses it under Maryland's workers' compensation system, the cost per pill can increase dramatically, officials and doctors acknowledge....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:56 AM
The bag fee is back, at least in theory. A bill aimed at fighting litter in Baltimore by levying a fee on disposable plastic and paper bags is to get a hearing this week in City Hall.
The City Council's Judiciary and Legislative Investigations committee...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Former Universal Pictures co-chairman Brian Mulligan told jurors Tuesday that he was "scared to death" that the LAPD would kill him as testimony began in his lawsuit against the LAPD and two officers.
"I felt pure fear," Mulligan said in Los Angeles...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:05 AM
News that Congress reached a budget deal has been met with glee by D.C. pundits, but there is an unresolved issue on the minds of many in the Maryland medical community — will they see sense and lift the ban on federal funding for Syringe Services...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Last month it was Newington. Last summer, Vernon and New Haven. The year before, Simsbury.
They've started offering residents a safe way to get rid of old prescription drugs.
Drug disposal has taken on urgency in recent years, as the detrimental...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Peninsula residents have no excuse not to get the flu shot if they haven't already done so. Early this week, Dr. Nzinga Teule-Hekima, currently health director for both the Peninsula and Hampton health departments, announced that the district's...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
These sites can help you make smarter decisions about budgeting, investing and taxes. All of them are free unless otherwise noted, and some come with mobile applications.
-- Budgeting and saving. Planwise (http://www.planwise.com) focuses on the future....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
When I was raising my teenage son, a typical conversation would go like this:
Me: Don't you have homework?
Me: Don't you have to write a 10-page paper, plus study for a math test?
Me: Shouldn't you get started right now?...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Garrett Burk wasn't about to sit idle if it meant one less person would reach for a powerful painkiller or other drug that wasn't medically necessary.
The Laguna Beach High School senior and infielder on the baseball team wants others to know that...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:37 AM
An updated national report on emergency medical care awarded Illinois two "F" grades for its lack of protection for doctors against malpractice suits and poor disaster preparedness, dropping the state’s ranking to 45th in the nation for supporting...