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Audrey’s story part 3: Transitioning to a plant-based diet

(This is the third story in a three-part series on Audrey’s story. Please read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.) Audrey Cofer lost 130 pounds by eating “in moderation,” and she kept the weight off by developing a fitness program that worked […]

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Audrey’s story part 3: Transitioning to a plant-based diet

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(This is the third story in a three-part series on Audrey’s story. Please read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.) Audrey Cofer lost 130 pounds by eating “in moderation,” and she kept the weight off by developing a fitness program that worked […]

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Juicing: Cleansing the body and the mind

Think of a bouncy little golden Labrador puppy, wet nose, bright eyes, wagging tale, shiny coat, a bundle of energy and full of life. Well, that was me - five days

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Laughter as medicine can relieve chronic pain

(Robin Williams plays a doctor in the movie Patch Adams makes a child laugh. Publicity photo) Laughter is an involuntary reflex, when you laugh you are in the moment and

Proposed ban on e-cigarettes in public places draws opposition

By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins Margaret@MarylandReporter.com (Photo by momentimedia on Flickr Creative Commons) Maryland became the latest in a series of states struggling with how to regulate electronic cigarettes this past week when a

Rascovar column: Maryland’s Obamacare fiasco continues

By Barry Rascovar For MarylandReporter.com From Maryland Health Connection Facebook page: Signing up people for health insurance on Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center. How high will it go? How much more

Higher pay sought for caregivers of disabled

By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf Jeremy@MarylandReporter.com Some people with disabilities are able to advocate for themselves and others. With the governor and legislators pushing for an increase in Maryland’s state minimum wage to $10.10

Bill requires many employers to offer paid sick leave

By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf Jeremy@MarylandReporter.com Photo by phlora on Flickr Almost a majority of the House of Delegates is sponsoring legislation to mandate many Maryland businesses offer paid sick and safe leave policy

Analysis: Health exchange problems could be more serious and expensive than reported

Maryland Reporter’s audit hawk Charlie Hayward gets into the weeds of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and finds a few snakes, financial sinkholes and some future traps. By Charlie Hayward CharlieHayward@MarylandReporter.com Health

Rascovar column: Getting to the bottom of Md.’s $250M health care fiasco

By Barry Rascovar For Maryland Reporter.com Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown testifies at Senate committee last week. Accountability is sorely lacking when it comes to Maryland’s botched rollout of Obamacare. Lt. Gov. Anthony

No new taxes this year, O’Malley says, but Vinny DeMarco seeks one more

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Little news is expected from Thursday’s State of the State address, since the governor’s final budget and legislative package have been rolled out. But along with the usual

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