| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:19 PM
“The doctor will see you now.”
“Hello, Mr. Stevens, how are we feeling today?”
“Oh, hey Doc. I’m doing OK, I guess.”
“Why are you here today? Back acting up? Gout? Acid reflux causing discomfort?”...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:12 PM
The sunshine vitamin could offer women with Type 2 diabetes a brighter outlook on life and help them better manage their often-trying disease, according to a recent pilot study by Loyola University researchers.
The study, which followed 46 women,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Do women who are on the autism spectrum have brains that are more “masculine”?
A team of researchers at Cambridge University's Autism Research Center has found striking similarities between the structural anomalies found in the brains of...
| Jul 20, 2013
Slices from thousands of brains fill nearly a dozen freezers set to 112 degrees below zero on the top floor of a research building at the Johns Hopkins Science + Technology Park.
Inside those slices might be the secrets to schizophrenia and other mental...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Officials can turn a school into an armed camp, in an effort to make it safer, with metal detectors, bulletproof glass, armed guards and armed teachers. Or they can take a different approach.
They can promote good basic building security measures for...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Pfc. Bradley E. Manning's attorney raised questions about the former Army analyst's mental health and whether his superiors adequately probed his fitness to serve in Iraq as the defense opened its case in the sentencing portion of his trial Monday....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:25 AM
A University of Maryland commission released its report today on how the school can best transition into the Big Ten. I wrote two stories on this.
One is on how Maryland believes the time is not right to restore any of the seven previously dropped...
| May 15, 2013
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Just outside Chicago, a private school recently decided to add mandatory testing of students for alcohol abuse to its existing six-year-old drug test policy. States like Texas, Illinois and New Jersey have laws governing drug tests for student athletes....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If you routinely hear voices, hallucinate, sink into suicidal depression or suffer inescapable torment, Los Angeles has a place for you.
The county jail.
On Monday, the jail held 3,200 inmates diagnosed with a mental illness and accused of a crime....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:42 PM
The University of Maryland is not yet financially able to restore any of the seven teams eliminated last year and must instead use limited athletic department revenues to fund other priorities — including some on the academic side, President Wallace...