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  • 5 ways to fight inflammation: Cancer, heart disease, diabetes linked to problem

    If inflammation ranks low on your list of health concerns, it may be time to bump it up. The reason: Inflammation, or your body's response to injury or infection, has been associated with arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. So what can...
  • Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

    One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened. The vaccine Pandemrix never was used in the United...
  • Karyn Pieciak graduates with honors

    Karyn Pieciak, daughter of Richard and Donna Pieciak, of Sykesville, graduated summa cum laude from The Catholic University of America on May 16 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing. During her college career, she also completed CUA's...
  • Scholarship carries on 'Tracey's dream'

    Scholarship carries on 'Tracey's dream'
    When Joshua Mendelson leaves Deerfield in August to attend Vanderbilt University, he'll be doing so partly in memory of someone he has never met — Tracey Beth Rumick. Like Mendelson, Tracey Beth Rumick graduated from Deerfield High School and...
  • S. Florida teen duo land on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' website

    S. Florida teen duo land on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' website
    It was just another Friday night in Coral Springs for friends Ismail "Izzy" Ercan and Carson Poltorack. The pop violin duo recorded themselves performing a violin rendition of Avicii's "Wake Me Up." They posted it on YouTube. Next thing the 18-year-...
  • Reforms aim to make medical research safer for its subjects

    Reforms aim to make medical research safer for its subjects
    When University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers were looking for volunteers to test a vaccine for Ebola, which was killing thousands of people in West Africa, Andrea Buchwald raised her hand in Baltimore. "Scientific curiosity," the 29-year-...
  • Thursday Club awards scholarships to area students

    Thursday Club awards scholarships to area students
    Thirteen seniors from four local high schools were awarded $1,000 each in scholarships from the La CaƱada Thursday Club during the organization’s recent tea meeting. The awardees include Catherine Cea (LCHS), Lacy Coan (Flintridge Prep), Grant...
  • After cleanup from Baltimore riots, some fear economic scars will linger

    After cleanup from Baltimore riots, some fear economic scars will linger
    After Monday's rioting, Attman's Delicatessen lost a catering event, about $1,000 in convention-related sales and half its usual Tuesday sales, said Marc Attman, owner of the Lombard Street landmark. But Attman, whose family's 100-year-old shop survived...
  • Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. dies at 70; cardiac surgery innovator, activist

    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. dies at 70; cardiac surgery innovator, activist
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., the first surgeon to successfully implant an automatic defibrillator in a human and a civil rights activist who helped open the doors of John Hopkins University School of Medicine to minority students, has died at the age of 70....
  • Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies

    Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a noted Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon, behind-the-scenes political figure and civil rights activist who broke many racial barriers, died Friday from a massive heart attack and stroke, relatives said Saturday. The 70-year-old Dr....
  • Middle school teacher ignited Matt Belsante's love of jazz

    Middle school teacher ignited Matt Belsante's love of jazz
    Matt Belsante didn't grow up planning to be a professional musician, but fans of the critically acclaimed jazz artist are glad he did. "The thing I enjoy most about performing (this type of) music, is that I get to perform in front of audiences who...