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Towson is About to Get a Trampoline Park

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015 3:00pm

Gossiping girls not included.

Gossiping girls not included.

A skate park recently left Towson, but memories are likely to fade fast. In its place, a trampoline park is moving in. Read More →

Health and Fitness

Johns Hopkins Is Developing Prosthetic Eyes

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 9:47am

Photo via Second Sight

Photo via Second Sight

Johns Hopkins’s Applied Physics Lab is at the cutting edge when it comes to developing prosthetic limbs for amputees. But the innovation doesn’t stop there: APL scientists are also working at building a prosthetic retina. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness

Brown Soda Raises Cancer Risk, Johns Hopkins Says

1 Written by: | Friday, Feb 20, 2015 9:31am


I’m never going to be able to fully enjoy a Diet Coke again after reading this news out of Johns Hopkins: The chemical that makes soda brown also has the unfortunate side effect of basically being a carcinogenRead More →

Featured, Giving, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

McDonogh Grad Will Hauver Inspires “Egg Crack Challenge”

3 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 9:45am


Will Hauver, a young man who grew up in Towson and played lacrosse at McDonogh, died this month in Florida, where he was attending Rollins College. Hauver’s death at 22 was undeniably tragic; what’s amazing, though, is the way his friends and family have channeled his memory into making the world a better place.

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Featured, Food & Drink, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

The Best Ways to Beat the Cold in Baltimore

1 Written by: | Monday, Feb 16, 2015 10:24am


We’re through with winter–unfortunately, it doesn’t look like winter is quite through with us yet. Luckily, denial is wonderful medicine. Here are five excellent ways to trick yourself into forgetting that it’s freezing outside: Read More →

Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Maryland Takes Further Steps to Fight Heroin

0 Written by: | Monday, Feb 16, 2015 9:20am


Baltimore may or may not be the heroin capital of the United States, but in any case, one thing is clear: Heroin is an increasingly serious problem here, in Maryland, and in the nation in general. Read More →

Annapolis, Featured, Health and Fitness, Money & Power

Will Maryland Ban the Microbead?

1 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 11:30am

Found in personal care products, microbeads don’t biodegrade and make their way into waterways.

Two bills to ban the use of polyethylene plastic “microbeads” in personal care products were recently introduced in Maryland’s General Assembly.  It turns out the super-small plastic beads get flushed into waterways and transform into bloated, little toxic balls that fish, and possibly humans, ingest. Just lovely.

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Featured, Health and Fitness, Schools

The Weirdest Thing at Fashion Week Came from Baltimore

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 8:48am

Ebola suit

Cue the catwalk music, via

When Hampden wedding-gown designer Jill Andrews joined a bevy of doctors and engineers volunteering at Johns Hopkins to design an improved protective suit for Ebola fighters, we delighted at the unlikelihood. But now that that very suit is going to be displayed at New York Fashion Week, it makes almost too much sense. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness

JHU Doctor Discusses the Anti-Vaccine Movement

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 9:15am


In 2014, the United States suffered a record number of measles cases (well, a record since the disease was mostly eradicated once a vaccine was developed); in the first month of 2015, a multi-state outbreak linked to Disneyland resulted in 102 documented cases.  Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Case of Measles in DC Is Confirmed

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015 7:40am


A DC Health Department official confirmed that Washington, D.C. has seen one case of the measles. Read More →

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