Archive for 'Health'

Maryland Considers Stricter Drunken Driving Penalties for First-Time Offenders

Maryland Considers Stricter Drunken Driving Penalties for First-Time Offenders

The General Assembly will weigh lowering the blood alcohol content required for first-time, non-commercial offenders to receive the device, which prevents motorists from starting their vehicle while intoxicated.

New Program Offers Free Meals, Cuts Hunger in Maryland Schools

New Program Offers Free Meals, Cuts Hunger in Maryland Schools

Baltimore City joins list of school systems in Maryland offering free breakfasts and lunches to all students in public schools, regardless of income.

Medical Marijuana Supporters Look for Change from Congress

Medical Marijuana Supporters Look for Change from Congress

The Senate passage of legislation allowing VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana use to their patients is a step in the right direction but medical marijuana supporters want to see a change in federal regulation.

Science, elbow grease keep National Aquarium tanks poop-free

Science, elbow grease keep National Aquarium tanks poop-free

With more than 500 species of fish, that's a lot of waste

Low-Income Alzheimer’s Patients Battle More Than The Disease

Low-Income Alzheimer’s Patients Battle More Than The Disease

It was 1994 when Barbara Harris noticed her mother, Edith Harris, would write and keep little notes. She was starting to forget things. “She started slipping a little bit,” daughter Harris, a Baltimore resident, recalled. It was not until 1996 that Edith Harris was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that causes progressive memory loss that eventually interferes with daily tasks and body functions.

For Edwards, Health Care Issues Are Personal

For Edwards, Health Care Issues Are Personal

As Donna Edwards campaigns for Senate, she uses the personal struggles of her past to talk about political issues such as Health Care

Maryland’s Path to Prescription Pot

Maryland’s Path to Prescription Pot

The state's medical cannabis commission will soon pre-approve Maryland's first legal growers and distributors of medical marijuana. Track the evolution of medical marijuana policy in Maryland with this timeline.

Commission, Congress Evaluate SNAP and Needs of Hungry Americans

Commission, Congress Evaluate SNAP and Needs of Hungry Americans

Forty eight million. That is how many people lived in hungry households in the United States in 2014, according to the Food Research and Action Center. In order to combat this huge problem, the National Commission on Hunger recently recommended that Congress and the Obama administration create a cross-agency, coordinated national plan to end hunger.

Undocumented violence: one immigrant’s story

Undocumented violence: one immigrant’s story

Domestic abuse is a silent crime in the state of Maryland, particularly among undocumented Hispanic immigrants. One woman such woman tells us her story.

Ballet Class Offers Hope for Disabled Children

Ballet Class Offers Hope for Disabled Children

At the Maryland Youth Ballet there is a program called Music and Motion that provides therapeutic ballet classes to dancers with physical disabilities.