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  • Medicaid policy increases rate of children receiving vital oral health care

    Medicaid policy increases rate of children receiving vital oral health care
    Children on Medicaid and their parents may have a reason to smile more: A study by University of Florida researchers shows that a Medicaid policy change in Florida and Texas that reimburses pediatricians and other medical primary care providers for...
  • Is postpartum depression a modern affliction that bypassed prehistoric mothers?

    Is postpartum depression a modern affliction that bypassed prehistoric mothers?
    Did prehistoric mothers suffer from postpartum depression? Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook, a psychology professor at Chapman University, in Orange, Calif., has been researching whether the condition can be considered a so-called disease of modern civilization...
  • Leesburg teen picked to attend future medical leaders gathering in D.C.

    Leesburg teen picked to attend future medical leaders gathering in D.C.
    LEESBURG — Katherine Theriot-Hasson is confident she has a future in medicine. So do those who picked her to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Nov. 14-16 in Washington, D.C. The Leesburg resident was chosen based on her academic...
  • White House declares war on drug-resistant superbugs

    White House declares war on drug-resistant superbugs
    The White House announced Thursday that it was mobilizing key federal agencies to combat a growing, global health threat -- bacteria that have evolved an immunity to powerful antibiotic drugs. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause 2 million illnesses...
  • First UK volunteer gets experimental GSK Ebola shot in trial

    LONDON (Reuters) - The first volunteer in a fast-tracked British safety trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline received the injection on Wednesday, trial organizers said. The candidate Ebola vaccine, which GSK co-developed with...
  • Obesity rates have stabilized, but our waistlines are still growing

    Obesity rates have stabilized, but our waistlines are still growing
    Americans may have stopped putting on pounds, but their waistlines are still expanding, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The average waist circumference of U.S. adults has increased by about 3% since the...
  • Fitness Files: Feeling hopeful after seeing help for Alzheimer's sufferers

    I left my conversation with Lynn feeling melancholy. Had trouble sleeping that night. My neighbor of 40 years had caught me in the alley, walking the Chihuahuas. "Phillip's fighting the caregivers, saying every foul word he knows," Lynn said. "He...
  • Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]

    Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]
    Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support. With justifications including "sequestration,"...
  • Plunge in federal hiring takes toll on state

    Plunge in federal hiring takes toll on state
    Hiring by Maryland's largest employer — the federal government — has fallen by more than 40 percent nationally over four years, and the state's job market is feeling the pain. Years of tightening budgets have brought federal hiring to the...
  • Philip Filner, molecular biologist

    Philip Filner, molecular biologist
    Philip Filner, a retired molecular biologist and community activist who helped preserve a wooded and wetland tract in Owings Mills, died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 6 at his Lutherville home. He was 75. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Samuel...
  • Yale's Rudd Center For Food Policy & Obesity Moving To UConn

    Yale's Rudd Center For Food Policy & Obesity Moving To UConn
    EAST HARTFORD — Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity announced plans Friday to join the University of Connecticut in January, as part of a new partnership. Marlene Schwartz, director of the Rudd Center, said that when she read UConn's...