Celebrate the 4th of July safely

The 4th of July means patriotism, cookouts and fireworks. You can handle patriotism with the best of them, but a few precautions will help keep you safe around the grill and fireworks.

Maryland strengthens effort to keep retailers from selling tobacco to minors

Though it is illegal to sell tobacco products to youths under 18, in the past two years, Maryland has seen a troubling increase in the number of retailers selling tobacco products to minors – in violation of federal, state and ...

Special Blood Drive held in memory of local hero

Anne Arundel County Community encouraged to give blood to help ensure a stable blood supply

Fat is back: New guidelines give vilified nutrient a reprieve

Fatty foods may be making a comeback. The latest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which is due out later this year, could contain a number of big changes in its recommendations, not the least of which is an ...

Urgent need for blood donors during summer months

The American Red Cross asks that you set aside one hour of your summer fun for a good cause—donating blood.

Baltimore declares Code Red Heat Advisory for Tuesday

With the heat index expected to be at 105 degrees, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Red Heat Advisory for Tuesday, June 23.

Your kids probably aren't drinking enough of this

There's one simple liquid that has a huge effect on how well your family feels today: water.

Children should never be left in alone in vehicles

Last year, 30 children lost their lives, including three children in Maryland and one in Virginia, as a result of heatstroke due to being left alone in a vehicle, according to research by San Jose State University’s Department of Meteorology ...

Farmers markets near you, a USDA tool

If you're craving fresh-baked bread, sweet strawberry jam, or the scent of seasonal flowers, you're in luck. It's now easier than ever to find your local farmers market, thanks to an online search tool from the USDA.

Cancer 101: Advice from an oncology nurse

I always thought that one day, when I had time, I would write an orientation of sorts for anyone who should find themselves on the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis.

Clean power plan affects black quality of life

When Cheeraz Gormon received an invitation to lobby in Washington on behalf of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan with environmental legal advocacy nonprofit, Earthjustice, she was bewildered.

Fit Nation: Swimming past African-American issues with fear and competency in water

When I told my dad that I was going to be in a triathlon, he said, "You know you have to swim in the ocean. Do you know how to swim?"

VA Health Care Enrollment, Eligibility, Veterans Benefits Seminar

The Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System is hosting a VA Health Care Enrollment, Eligibility and Veterans Benefits Seminar at the Baltimore VA Medical Center on Monday, June 1, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Auditorium, ...

Marrow donor has compassion in her bones

Can you remember what you thought, felt and hoped for 16 years ago?

Indie Soul Movie Review: Sugar Babies

In “Sugar Babies: The Bittersweet Truth About Diabetes,” from Academy Award-winning executive producer Geralyn White Dreyfous (Born Into Brothels) and New York Times best-selling author James S. Hirsch (Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter), filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie (Kick Like ...