| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:52 AM
President Obama has been burned again by a hot microphone, with an offhand joke that he had to quit smoking “because I’m scared of my wife,” captured during the U.N. General Assembly.
“I hope you quit smoking,” Obama told...
| Sep 25, 2013
Re "What's this global warming 'hiatus'?," Sept. 23
I'm not a climate scientist and will not attempt to argue the interpretation of the data presented in this piece, but I do know what the word "hiatus" means: merely a lapse in continuity — in...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Jonathan Warren walks through the maze of corridors until he finds the little room. Anxiously, he puts on the earphones and adjusts the wraparound visor. The image before him is crude: Road, desert, truck.
Describe that day, his therapist says.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Restaurants don't know what to do about them. Critics claim they're “peddling addiction” to kids. Defenders say they're anti-cancer. Lawmakers in this state can't decide if they're good, or bad, or both, while officials in 40 states (including...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Five years ago, Shannon Petitjean weighed more than the biggest Raven, smoked three packs of cigarettes a week and drank too much.
Petitjean, of Leonardtown, will compete in her first Baltimore Marathon on Saturday having shed 190 pounds...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Together, hepatitis B and C represent one of the major threats to global health. Hepatitis B and C are both 'silent' viruses, and because many people feel no symptoms, you could be infected for years without knowing it....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Dr. Wilmot C. Ball Jr., former head of the division of respiratory diseases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Oct. 12 of complications from dementia at the Edenwald retirement community. He was 85.
The son of a Bell Laboratories electrical engineer and...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:23 PM
I am writing in regard to the recently published column regarding e-cigarettes ("E-cigs aren't solution," Coastline Pilot, Sept. 20).
I would like to share my experience to help clear up some things that the writer may not understand. Starting with the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:42 PM
I am a Laguna Beach resident and the owner of E-Cig City in Laguna Beach. I have read David Hansen's column for years and was in complete shock when I was bombarded by many people in regard to his Sept. 20 column in the Coastline Pilot.
I am sorry about...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to reduce the size of his proposed cigarette tax increase, but Chicago is still poised to have the highest per-pack tax in the nation.
At a City Council Finance Committee meeting Monday, a day before the full council vote...
| Nov 30, 2013
Diabetic retinopathy affects about 28.5 percent of Americans with diabetes age 40 and older; that amounts to 7 million people. It is the leading cause of blindness in adults up to age 74 —- and in many cases, early detection can prevent it.