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  • Chantix may cause more heart attacks than previously thought

    Chantix may cause more heart attacks than previously thought
    A new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher says the popular anti-smoking drug Chantix significantly increases the risk for a heart attack or other serious heart problem in healthy, middle-aged smokers. Dr. Sonal Singh, the study's lead author, is...
  • New American Heart Association president driven by family history

    New American Heart Association president driven by family history
    It was 1985, and Gordon Tomaselli had graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of California at San Francisco. He was at a Boston hospital, interviewing for a possible fellowship, when he got the...
  • 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...
  • Hurricane planning? Remember the pets

    Hurricane planning? Remember the pets
    As Hurricane Irene approaches, it's important to keep pets in mind while planning for the storm -- or any other potential disasters. Maryland Emergency Management Agency is urging people to plan ahead for this weekend's potentially extreme weather event...
  • 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...
  • Virginia still ready for health emergencies

    Virginia still ready for health emergencies
    How prepared is Virginia for a bioterrorism attack or a new disease outbreak? In last year's annual report, "Ready or Not?" by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the state scored a nine out of 10 on indicators for...
  • Credit unions developed battle plans to protect federal workers during debt ceiling fight

    While congressional leaders work to push through a deal to raise the government's debt ceiling, some credit unions that serve federal employees aren't taking any chances. Institutions in Maryland and Washington have developed programs to assist their...
  • Health & Safety

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  • Chronology of 2001 anthrax events

    Sept. 18: Envelopes containing letters and granular substances are sent to NBC News in New York and the New York Post. Both are mailed from Trenton, N.J. Sept. 22: Editorial page assistant at New York Post who opens letters to the editor notices...
  • Give free eye care to a child in need

    Give free eye care to a child in need
    While seniors have a monopoly on bad eyesight, children also suffer poor vision: 21 percent of preschoolers are farsighted, 4 percent are nearsighted and 10 percent have astigmatism, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study released in...
  • Maryland's BPA ban exposes children to greater risks than the chemical itself

    Maryland's BPA ban exposes children to greater risks than the chemical itself
    Dumb ideas are often infectious — especially in the world of politics. Lawmakers in several states, for example, are considering legislation similar to a foolhardy bill that the Maryland legislature passed last month that could itself actually...