| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:17 AM
We adopted a golden retriever in 2010 after ours passed away suddenly. We had just been in our house two or three weeks when it happened and I just felt the loss so deeply. The dog we adopted from the Rescue of South Florida was to be a reformed counter...
| Feb 20, 2013
The trouble began in early January 2012, when Hershey, my then nearly 11-year-old chocolate Lab, developed the first in a series of urinary tract infections. Eventually, the problem worsened to include full-blown incontinence, with Hershey waking up in...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:44 AM
This month marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act. The 1993 act is a federal law requiring employers to provide employees 12 weeks of unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons, including pregnancy. On this...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Nothing can prepare a person for living in silence.
After all, the world is filled with sound — car horns beeping, babies crying, conversations and music bouncing off the walls of a noisy restaurant.
But sometimes, those sounds disappear, either...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:28 PM
The start of summer lures many Marylanders to the Chesapeake Bay and area rivers for a dip along the shoreline. It also brings increased monitoring of beach and water quality, and sometimes dire warnings about bacteria levels.
This week, South...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:10 AM
It's summer, time to hit the beaches in Maryland and elsewhere. But are they safe for swimming?
Local health departments, with help and oversight from the state Department of the Environment, are responsible for checking the water for contamination...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:55 PM
The Source Family
June 21, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org
If naked hippies are your thing, you probably want to see The Source Family, a documentary about a southern California cult from the early '70s. It's full of them,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:17 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Here’s what’s going around this week in the Ozarks.
At Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Allergist Dr. Gregory Lux says grass pollen has hit hard.
This allergy causes hay fever symptoms of sneezing and itching and can...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Workers in Maryland would be guaranteed seven paid sick days a year under a bill introduced Thursday in Annapolis, eliminating what advocates say is an "impossible choice" that thousands of mostly low-wage employees are forced to make between preserving...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Dr. Allan Greissman of Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida dispels some common misconceptions parents may have about their children’s health.
1. Kids in day care get sick more often
While it may seem that kids in daycare get sick more often,...
| Jan 23, 2013
I used to balk at parents who obsessed about keeping their children away from germs and potential illnesses over the winter. I rolled my eyes when friends declined invitations to social gatherings where runny-nosed children might also be present, and I...