| Dec 22, 2010
Buoyed by a growing Hispanic population and the availability of steady federal jobs, Maryland grew by 9 percent in the last decade - faster than most Eastern states, according to new Census Bureau data.
Maryland's population grew by 480,000 residents, to...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 9:39 PM
The U.S. Department of Labor has opened an inquiry into the employee retirement plan of a taxpayer-funded mental health clinic in Baltimore after former workers said money deducted from their paychecks as far back as 2009 never reached their retirement...
| May 17, 2011
| 11:02 PM
Children taking stimulant medications to quell symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a very low risk of suffering heart attack, stroke or sudden, unexplained death, and the probability that they will suffer such a crisis ...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 7:37 AM
PARIS (Reuters) - An experimental anti-clotting drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer saved more lives than standard treatment warfarin in a major study, giving it an edge over rivals in an emerging multibillion-dollar market.
Although Eliquis will...
| Oct 14, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to seven companies and one nutritionist who sell chemicals called chelators to treat autism, cardiovascular diseases and other conditions, informing them they are violating federal law.
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:43 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man charged with overseeing the creation of U.S. state-based health insurance exchanges is stepping down, according to a senior U.S. health official.
News reports trickled out early Tuesday that Joel Ario, director of health...
| Jan 11, 2011
A reader asks: Are there other health insurance options besides high-risk pools for people who can't get coverage in the individual market because of a preexisting condition?
The answer: It depends on where you live.
Under the current health insurance...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 6:59 PM
Four Loko, the high-octane alcoholic beverage favored on college campuses, is again under fire.
Michigan announced Thursday that it is banning alcoholic caffeinated drinks like Four Loko, which is produced by Chicago-based Phusion Projects and has been...
| Jul 31, 2011
SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. — Like a memorable scene from the movie "Witness," the red and white tractor-trailer rig seems almost alien as it roars past the nondescript horse and buggy along Indiana State Road 5 south of Shipshewana.
It's a classic Kodak...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 2:27 PM
You could drive to a fish market or stop at a roadside stand to pick up a few dozen steamed crabs, or maybe a bushel.
But then you'd miss the tranquility that comes from bobbing in silky-smooth back waters, the sound of bass leaping to catch low-flying...
| Jul 14, 2011
Ronald Reagan was president. People were fighting to save whales. The first CD player came out.
"Come on, Eileen" was all over the radio while "Rocky III" beat up the box office.
Time Magazine named "the computer" man of the year.
It was 1982, and here...