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The statistic was so attention-grabbing that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stopped and repeated it: Nearly half of Baltimore's municipal employees and retirees have a "critical or chronic" illness Rawlings-Blake emphasized the statistic as part of last...
The Maryland Stadium Authority's decision to prohibit smoking at both Camden Yards and at M&T Bank Stadium is great news for sports fans ("State Authority bans smoking at M&T Stadium, Oriole Park," Feb. 26). Secondhand smoke causes serious disease and...
Sudden infant death syndrome is every parent’s worst nightmare. From the time a family has a baby until that child is a year old, SIDS is a concern. Most new parents today know about the Back to Sleep campaign, which was recommended by the...
L.A. NOWDeborah "Debi" Austin, a Californian who became a symbol of the anti-smoking movement for her powerful role in advocacy and education, died last week. She was 62. Austin, of Canoga Park, is perhaps best known for her role in a......
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. C. Everett Koop has long been regarded as the nation's doctor— even though it has been nearly a quarter-century since he was surgeon general. Koop, who died Monday at his home in Hanover, N.H., at age 96, was by far the...
Marc Collins was a carefree, 28-year-old Brit looking to blow off some steam when he and a buddy decided to fly to the U.S. for a week's vacation in May 1991. "My friend (David) and I wanted to take in the sights, so we flew to Miami," recalls Marc, now...
Tags: Travel, France, Speedos, Trips and Vacations, Nottingham
No butts about it -- using nicotine products is not only detrimental to your health, but possibly your job search as well. Especially if you're looking for a job in the health care industry. On Feb. 1, Flint-based McLaren Health Care, which oversees...
Nearly half of Baltimore's municipal employees and retirees have a "critical or chronic" illness — a distinction that contributes to the high cost of providing their health insurance, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday. "We need to...
One of the many bits of conventional wisdom about politicians is that they're all scoundrels in one way or another. This is especially true of those who run for president. Maybe they don't steal or lie or cheat on their spouse (although plenty do)....
Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children and, according to the state Department of Public Health, Connecticut's rate of childhood asthma is higher than the national average. That news should prompt government agencies and private...
Tags: Physical Conditions, Asthma, Poverty, Social Issues
As a couch enthusiast of some renown, I'm generally opposed to any form of mandated physical exertion. Our bodies know it's time to exercise when the guilt of not doing so outweighs the pleasure of eating ice cream in a comfy chair, or when said chair...
The time to quit smoking is now, and help is out there To the editor: So, you want to quit smoking. I am 89 years old and in good physical condition because I am very active and I quit smoking when I was 50 years old. I manage 16 seniors playing tennis...
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