| Aug 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Horrendous storms. Political unrest. Sleep deprivation. Those are some of the issues that have tripped up travelers this summer. The firstname.lastname@example.org inbox overflows with readers' complaints about various airlines, of course, but this year we've seen...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Next weekend, while sane people in Baltimore are barbecuing in the backyard, I'll be in Oregon with 11 friends. We're going for a run.
The route starts at 6,000 feet on the slopes of Mount Hood. Twenty-eight hours later, we expect to finish on a wide,...
| Sep 11, 2013
When even a Sonic Boom alarm — very loud and rigged to shake the bed — couldn't wake Terra Ziporyn Snider's teenage daughter for school, the former Wilmette mother knew there had to be a better way.
"My kids suffered hugely. My oldest...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:59 PM
"Mine," the very arresting and intensely personal new play by Laura Marks at the Gift Theatre, begins with a young woman having a baby at home and takes place entirely during the next few weeks of that newborn's life. If you look back at that title for...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:30 AM
If you can run 100 miles – and really, who can’t? – then you might consider doubling that distance. Turns out, scientists say, that those who go the longer distance show less neuromuscular fatigue, muscle damage and inflammation when...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:55 PM
A Harvard sleep expert testified in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case Friday that the singer suffered from almost total sleep deprivation that resulted from his use of the anesthetic propofol.
Dr. Charles Czeisler, who has both an MD and a PhD,...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The Maryland State Medical Society recognizes the health risks of adolescent sleep deprivation and for that reason recommends Maryland adopt later start times in the state's high schools ("Md. school systems study later start times for high schools,"...
| Mar 27, 2013
Most of us wish we had more hours in a day. Then maybe there would be enough time to get the sleep too many of us are missing. We talked about sleep with Dr. Arnon Rubin, a sleep specialist and pulmonologist at Suburban Pulmonary and Sleep Associates....
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:52 PM
If you want to get in beach body shape for spring break, don't spare a sagging mattress, especially if you're losing sleep over it.
Recent University of Chicago research concluded that without adequate sleep, fat cells don't properly...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:35 PM
If it is true, as the writer Samuel Johnson once said, that "patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel," then the dictionary must be the first.
Consider how readily our leaders, in justifying what cannot be justified, parse definitions down to...