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  • Caribbean travelers, take note

     
    Ah, the Caribbean. Uniformly warm days. White sandy beaches. Crystal clear water. Chikungunya virus. Wait, what? Yes, there is another mosquito-borne disease that is touching Pennsylvanians. Call it Chik. According to an alert issued by the state...
  • Fireworks in Howard County [Editorial]

    Fireworks in Howard County  [Editorial]
    In Howard County, it's perfectly legal to consume the biggest, most gargantuan family-size bag of barbecue-flavored potato chips at one sitting and wash it down with a case of the most sugary soda ever made. Or, if that's not your taste, perhaps something...
  • Constitution, not illegal immigration is 'central to our way of life'

    The cab driver taking me to the Washington Nationals baseball game on July 4 is from Bangladesh. I ask him how he got here. He said his father "won the immigration lottery" some years back, was admitted under U.S. immigration law and eventually became a...
  • The POLST form and end-of-life decisions

    To the editor: The POLST form (Practitioner's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) helps individuals with life-threatening illnesses control their care. It was never intended for those like Mattlin with chronic but not terminal illnesses. Such patients...
  • Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces

    Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces
    The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases -- from diabetes to...
  • Freeway incident raises questions on how police interact with public

    Marlene Pinnock is a mother of two who once studied bookkeeping and accounting. But her life has not been simple. She was known as a sweet, friendly presence by some who lived in a homeless encampment beneath an overpass where the 10 Freeway crosses...
  • Pennsylvania General Assembly passes bill to screen babies

    Just when you're ready to dismiss state politicians at budget time as a collection of hopeless cranky children, they went and passed a bill that makes sense. The General Assembly last week passed Sen. Daylin Leach's bill to mandate pulse oximetry testing...
  • 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...
  • Vegan communities growing, along with research on health benefits

    No, vegans are not extraterrestrials from a planet orbiting Vega, although many might consider their dietary habits to be completely alien. Plant-only eaters represent a mere 2 percent of the population; another 5 percent describe themselves as...
  • TAU research links Alzheimer's disease to brain hyperactivity

    Tel Aviv — Patients with Alzheimer's disease run a high risk of seizures. While the amyloid-beta protein involved in the development and progression of Alzheimer's seems the most likely cause for this neuronal hyperactivity, how and why this...
  • Speech Class: 75 Years Ago, A Dignified Lou Gehrig Bows Out

    Lou Gehrig received a silver trophy from his manager, but he could not lift it, or hold it for very long. He had to set it down on the grass. Then Joe McCarthy walked Gehrig toward a bank of microphones to make the most famous and enduring speech ever...