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  • How extreme heat attacks the body

    How extreme heat attacks the body
    The moment you step into oppressive heat, the body senses life-threatening danger and starts fighting to keep things cool. The heart beats faster as it increases the flow of blood to the skin, trying to keep critical internal organs from overheating. But...
  • Community Commentary: Help those without clean water

    Many of us see summer as a time for fun: vacations, the beach, barbecues and the occasional wedding. And, while many of us have access to swimming pools, people in the water-deprived villages of Asia, Africa and South America are literally dying for clean...
  • 21 endangered workplace benefits

    21 endangered workplace benefits
    Traditional pension plans, paid family leave, and even the company picnic are all on the decline. Employers have significantly cut many of the benefits they offer to workers over the past five years. Some 77 percent of companies report that benefits...
  • A cost-effective approach to women's health

    A cost-effective approach to women's health
    Social conservatives have recently gone into fits over a report released last week recommending that insurance coverage include free access to birth control as preventive care for women under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. That insuring...
  • Maryland researchers helped crack genomic code of bacteria in E.coli outbreak

    Maryland researchers helped crack genomic code of bacteria in E.coli outbreak
    Within days of the E.coli outbreak in Germany that officially ended this week, scientists at the University of Maryland Institute for Genome Sciences began cracking the genomic code of the bacteria responsible for infecting thousands and killing dozens....
  • Should the growing weight of the nation be put in government's hands?

    Should the growing weight of the nation be put in government's hands?
    America undoubtedly has a big obesity problem. With two-thirds of all U.S. adults classified as obese or overweight, public health officials warn that much of the population is at dangerously high risk of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic and...
  • Community Commentary: Charity works for well-being of many

    Many of us see summer as a time for fun: vacations, the beach, barbecues and the occasional wedding. And, while many of us have access to swimming pools, people in the water-deprived villages of Asia, Africa and South America are literally dying for clean...
  • 11 people died during last week's heat wave

    Last week's heat, which reached a record 101 degrees on Friday, contributed to the deaths of 11 Maryland residents, state health authorities said Wednesday, raising the season's total to 21. The unusually high number was due in part to the long stretch...
  • We're lovin' it, comrade: Russia embraces fast food

    We're lovin' it, comrade: Russia embraces fast food
    Fast food has been under attack in America. Urged to make their Happy Meals healthier, McDonald's recently shrank the serving size of the meal's fries and added apple slices. Cajoled by public health advocates and new laws, chain restaurants are posting...
  • Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11

    Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11
    Dr. Bernadine Healy, a hard-charging cardiologist and educator who was the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and later commanded American Red Cross relief efforts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died Saturday at her home in Gates...
  • Long-discredited hCG diet makes a comeback

    Long-discredited hCG diet makes a comeback
    Among the hundreds of drastic and unproven weight loss plans, the controversial hCG diet may take the cake. Discredited by researchers in the 1970s, the near-starvation diet restricts followers to 500 calories a day for six weeks. At the same time,...