| Aug 3, 2011
| 4:04 PM
At age 75, Shirley Duncan beat breast cancer.
"They say I'm tough," she laughed. "They say I'm a tough cookie. Chemo was terrible, but radiation wasn't too bad," she said of the entire ordeal.
Shirley has been cancer free for nearly two years....
| Aug 14, 2011
Joyce Pennington opened a letter from the state recently and got some unexpected news: At the end of this month, she will be dropped from an Illinois program that helps pay for prescription medications.
The 62-year-old Midlothian woman, who has severe...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 6:12 AM
Pet owners: you can shop around for prescription medication for your companion animal.
As discussed in my story today, under Maryland regulations a vet must give you a written copy of any prescription he or she is willing to fill him- or herself.
| Jul 27, 2011
| 5:45 AM
Pricing for prescription drugs definitely isn't transparent.
Pharmacies don't post lists of the costs for the medicines they dispense, and they can differ widely, so if it can pay to shop around.
This is important to consider whether or not you're using...
| Jan 16, 2009
| 4:22 PM
That was bracing! Overnight lows ranged from around minus-8 degrees out in Garrett County, to about 11 degrees in Aberdeen. Here is a map with National Weather Service observer reports.We recorded a low of 10 degrees out on the WeatherDeck......
| Oct 31, 2008
| 4:22 PM
It's only October, and already state health officials are reporting two deaths in Maryland where cold weather was found to be a factor. It's fair warning that we need to be paying attention to folks in our community who may......
| Dec 17, 2007
It's a jolly time of year for companies selling health products. The credit cards are flying, wishful thinking hits an annual high, and shopper skepticism doesn't come easy. But many gadgets or supplements have all of the health-enhancing power of a...
| Mar 14, 2010
We turn to cosmetics to look our very best, but sometimes all that lathering, slathering, powdering and painting can do more harm than good. • Certain ingredients in personal care products can cause redness, itching, swelling, acne and other...