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  • La Cañada resident challenges Mike Gatto for Assembly seat

    La Cañada resident challenges Mike Gatto for Assembly seat
    Across the nation, pollsters are identifying key races to watch in the June 3 primary. Odds are, they aren’t looking too closely at California’s 43rd Assembly District. That’s where incumbent Rep. Mike Gatto (D- Silver Lake) is...
  • Nolan H. Rogers, assistant attorney general

    Nolan H. Rogers, assistant attorney general
    Nolan H. Rogers, a former Duke University lacrosse star who later became a Maryland assistant attorney general and the official tour guide and historian for Oriole Park at Camden Yards, died May 2 of complications from cancer at Sinai Hospital. The...
  • 'Fed Up' documentary lays blame for American obesity on food industry

    In the three decades since the first U.S. dietary guidelines were issued, Americans have become heavier and more saddled with diabetes and other diet-related diseases. The documentary "Fed Up" takes a look at what happened and offers a most poignant...
  • Bullies may get a long-lasting physical benefit, scientists say

    Bullies may get a long-lasting physical benefit, scientists say
    Bullies may gain health benefits that last into adulthood from their behavior, researchers said Monday. And in turn, children who are bullied can suffer long-lasting inflammation. “Our study found that a child’s role in bullying can serve as...
  • NASA Langley shows off space-age technology

    NASA Langley shows off space-age technology
    Eight-year-old Ava Paul of Charlottesville was trying to land a spaceship safely on a planet, presumably this one. She studied the iPad on the tabletop, tapping it here and there, as the animated spacecraft dropped out of orbit and deployed an...
  • Visually dyslexic artist Kimberly Watters opens Mount Dora Center for the Arts exhibit

    MOUNT DORA — When artist Kimberly Watters reads, she doesn't see the words the way most people do. She is visually dyslexic, meaning words in the text might blur or jitter. Surprisingly, she was delighted to receive the diagnosis. "I said,...
  • Spending: the lowdown on free e-courses

    Open online classes can broaden your knowledge, but don't pin your career hopes on them yet. 1. MOOCs are huge. Massive open online courses (or MOOCs) are college-level courses available to anyone. Lectures and course materials are accessed online, and...
  • Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools

    Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools
    Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of...
  • Physician assistants important players in team-based healthcare

    Physician assistants function much like doctors, taking patient histories, performing physical exams, ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic tests, prescribing medications and making referrals -- all under the supervision of a medical doctor....
  • Steven Hsiao, Johns Hopkins scientist

    Steven Hsiao, Johns Hopkins scientist
    Steven S. Hsiao, a Johns Hopkins scientist who studied how the brain perceives the shape, size and texture of three-dimensional objects, died of lung cancer June 16 at Hopkins Hospital. The Mount Washington resident was 59. "Steve has been a defining...
  • Show your glow: tips for summer skin care

    Show your glow: tips for summer skin care
    Summertime is skin time. And whether you plan to bare a little or a lot this season, it simply won't do to hit the beach and barbecues with parched, ashy, reddened or rough skin. And those aren't the only problems caused by winter's chill. Dr. Robert...