| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:26 AM
For someone whose livelihood involves fitness and health, it couldn’t be a more perfect fit.
In fact, it all just seemed to fit into the schedule for new Petoskey High School cross country coach Jim Harrington, who takes over the program from Keith...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 11:00 PM
Most states, including Maryland, are not doing enough to protect the public from tobacco or prevent related disease, according to the latest assessment from the American Lung Associationdue out today.
In its 10th annual State of Tobacco Control Report...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Over the past decade, Maryland has gradually raised its tax on cigarettes to the current $2 per pack, and the results have been striking. Fewer people smoke cigarettes today than before the tax was implemented, and that's particularly true among high...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Your recent editorial endorsed a tax increase on tobacco products other than cigarettes, but it was based on some sweeping statements that are not scientifically accurate or credible ("The 'other' tobacco tax," Jan 20).
You stated: "Tobacco is linked...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:00 AM
A new study has found that acid reflux medicine used to treat asthma in children isn't effective.
Physicians often prescribe the acid reflux drug lansoprazole in addition to standard inhaled steroid drugs to children who have asthma. The number of...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 8:17 PM
A year ago on Jan. 26, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer David Moore died of injuries he received during an on-duty traffic stop. The 29-year-old had been shot several times just days prior.
Something unexpected spawned from this death, though, a...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 10:30 AM
I was dismayed by the letter written by Brad Rodu minimizing the devastating health consequences caused by using smokeless tobacco products ("All tobacco is not equally harmful," Jan. 24).
Dr. Rodu is a dentist and scientist at the James Graham Brown...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 3:36 AM
New music from singer/songwriter Nelly Furtado
Pop superstar Nelly Furtado discusses her new album "The Spirit Indestructible," which is being released today. It's her fifth album, with all of the songs on it co-written by Furtado. As with previous...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 11:05 AM
Gear up for the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Ride, June 8-10, 2012. Join cyclists of all levels for your choice of a 2 or 3 day ride from Crystal Lake, IL to Lake Geneva, WI. Cycle approximately 50 miles per day on a fully supported route....
| Feb 15, 2012
| 9:33 PM
SAN DIEGO - A San Diego City Council committee wants the City Attorney's Office to evaluate a possible ordinance under which an apartment-dwelling smoker could be punished if someone else in the building objected and possibly evicted if the smoker did not...
| Aug 5, 2012
The stigma surrounding lung cancer bothers Diane Legg.
"Most often the first question asked is, 'Did you smoke?'" she said. "No other disease, nobody asks such an in-your-face question. Most people who have a heart attack, they don't ask if they smoked....