Supermarket shortcuts for easier dinners

By: Katie Workman

Cooking for one (or two) can be a chore, especially if you want to have something different every night. So here are a few food shopping hacks that can significantly cut your prep and cooking time, and get you to a nice, easy dinner faster. Make the salad bar your sous chef. Walk on over to that salad bar and take a good look at it from an ingredient perspective. So many prepped... READ MORE

Quicker recovery for joint replacements

By: A Wellness Update

Hundreds of thousands of Americans get knee or hip replacements each year, and the procedures are becoming more common than ever. Luckily, the recovery from a total joint replacement, or arthroplasty, is improving. Two decades ago, patients would spend a week or so in the hospital after one of these procedures. But Dr. Charles Davis, chief of the Division of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty at... READ MORE

Genetic engineering down on the farm

By: Candice Choi

Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science fiction, but Recombinetics sees opportunity for its technology in the livestock industry. But first, it needs to convince regulators that gene-edited animals are no... READ MORE

Are you aging faster than you need to?

By: Howard LeWine, M.D.

Q: I read that shrinking chromosomes might be a sign of faster aging. Can a person be tested for this? Is there any way to slow that down? A: The shrinking is actually happening in the telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes in your cells. Each cell in your body carries a set of genes, unique to you, that tell it what to do and when to do it. The genes (made up of... READ MORE

Ways to address urinary incontinence

By: Dr. Monique Tello

Q: I often have a problem leaking urine when I cough or sneeze or get the urge to go. I would rather avoid medication. What else can I do? A: You have lots of company. An estimated 45 percent of women experience some form of urinary incontinence at some point in their lives. That’s almost half of all women! It’s a very big deal. Urinary incontinence can negatively affect physical... READ MORE

First women lead police & fire

By: Robert Friedman

In November, Howard County voters chose Calvin Ball as County Executive, electing the first African American to fill that position. And now, he continues to make history (some might say “herstory”) with the recent appointments of Lisa Myers to be the county’s first female chief of the Howard County Police Department, and Christine Uhlhorn as the first female chief of the Howard... READ MORE