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  • Hobby Lobby case a slippery slope

    Your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins. That bit of live and let live wisdom, usually attributed -- some say misattributed -- to Oliver Wendell Holmes, provides a useful framework for considering a high profile case argued before the...
  • Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent

    Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent
    Maria Trent lived in the Columbia neighborhood of Running Brook during the early 1970s while her dad worked on a doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her mom taught at Waterloo Elementary. She was just 3 years old when her family...
  • Important kids' health topic

    Important kids' health topic
    As a parent, you make decisions every day to keep your child safe and healthy, which include keeping your child up-to-date on vaccines to help protect against serious diseases. Learning about vaccines will help you better understand why the disease...
  • Health plan tips for patients relying on specialty medications

     Health plan tips for patients relying on specialty medications
    Monday is the last day to begin the process of signing up for insurance under the Covered California statewide health exchange. But even for many of those already enrolled, the challenges are just beginning. Consider, for instance, the work to be done...
  • Newport News pain doctor has license suspended/Hearing slated for Friday has been continued

    Newport News pain doctor has license suspended/Hearing slated for Friday has been continued
    NOTE: Originally scheduled for Friday, April 4, in Richmond, the license hearing for Dr. Roger Phillips has been "continued." The Board of Medicine was not able to provide any further information. The Virginia Board of Medicine summarily suspended the...
  • What's up, Doc? Are amber teething necklaces safe?

    What's up, Doc? Are amber teething necklaces safe?
    Q: I’ve seen amber necklaces for babies that are intended to ease teething pain. Does this remedy work? Is it safe? A: Infants and toddlers are developmentally primed to put objects of curiosity into their mouths, so pediatricians worry about small...
  • County urges meningitis vaccinations for men who have sex with men

    County urges meningitis vaccinations for men who have sex with men
    Citing a recently identified uptick in potentially deadly meningococcal disease, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommended Wednesday that men who have sex with men get a meningitis vaccination. All men who have sex with men, whether...
  • More activity during the day might quiet squabbling cats

    LAS VEGAS, NV -- These reader questions were answered by experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference here Feb. 16-20. Q: One of our cats suffered with separation anxiety, leaving puddles on our shoes whenever we left the house. This problem was...
  • Subject to debate: Do the Obamacare delays break the law?

    No one would claim that implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been especially smooth. The technical problems of the federal enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, last October and November, were only part of it: The administration has repeatedly...
  • California can't afford to cater to the anti-vaccination crowd

     California can't afford to cater to the anti-vaccination crowd
    The state of California issued an advisory on measles last week. Though only about a dozen cases have been reported so far, many more people have been exposed to the virus. In the Bay Area, thousands were warned to watch for signs of the disease after a...
  • Harbor Point a model for brownfield revitalization [Commentary]

    Harbor Point a model for brownfield revitalization [Commentary]
    Cities around the world are working to revitalize brownfield sites — areas where redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by some kind of contaminant — particularly in former waterfront industrial zones, where there is often the greatest...