| Apr 2, 2009
The 2008-2009 influenza season is not quite over, but Maryland health officials say it appears to have peaked and the number of new cases is on the wane.
"We expect lower levels of flu throughout the rest of the month of April, but it should finally be...
| Apr 3, 2009
| 7:14 AM
Two drugmakers spent hundreds of millions of dollars last year to raise awareness of a murky illness, helping boost sales of pills recently approved as treatments and drowning out unresolved questions - including whether it's a real disease at all.
| Jun 26, 2009
"My Sister's Keeper" is a horror movie for parents and a righteous weeper that earns its tears.
Directed with a sure, sensitive hand by Nick Cassavetes ("The Notebook"), it is an actors' showcase built on a moral dilemma. But at its most basic, it's just...
| Jul 1, 2009
Everyone's looking for ways to trim expenses now, and I've been getting a lot of questions from readers about strategies for reducing health-insurance costs. But I've also seen people make big mistakes in an attempt to save money.
Avoid the following...
| Jul 4, 2009
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Driving the River Road to the National Hansen's Disease Museum in Carville, it is easy to get lost in time. That green levee, those majestic oaks are the stuff of a vintage, timeless Louisiana landscape. Closer to present memory,...
| Jul 6, 2009
Access to affordable healthcare in the United States is an entitlement, a perquisite or a fantasy, depending on a seemingly arbitrary matrix of factors. Government insurance programs are available for the elderly, the permanently disabled, people with...
| Apr 6, 2009
It's a question to which seemingly no one has the correct answer: What's the right model for healthcare reform in America? As The Times' March 27 editorial, "," explains, although negotiations between insurers, consumer groups and lawmakers have shown...
| Aug 21, 2009
Once summer hits, many kids want to spend all day, every day playing outside. In addition to wearing cool clothing, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses, it's important to send kids outdoors with enough water to drink to avoid becoming dehydrated....
| Jul 13, 2009
Americans like to complain about the healthcare system, but they're unnerved by many of the proposals for improving it. More than 90% of those surveyed last fall by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions said that healthcare costs are a threat to...
| Jul 17, 2009
| 7:10 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — A swimming advisory is in place at Hilton Beach due to high bacteria levels.
Bacteria levels exceeded state water quality standards in a sample collected Wednesday at a fishing pier and small beach area in the Hilton Village area...
| Jul 20, 2009
Opponents of the main Democratic proposals for healthcare reform warn that consumers would be stopped from getting the care they need when they need it. President Obama's plan is "rationing," one political strategist blogged. It's an unrealistic...