| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Betting on dice on the streets of Baltimore or wagering on favorite sports teams may seem innocuous behavior for city teenagers, but it can serve as a gateway to heavier gambling and other risky behavior, impairing lives for years to come.
These are the...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Tina Bahadori says a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given her the chance to achieve something that 25 years in the private sector didn't offer: a legacy.
Bahadori's years working for consulting, advocacy and lobbying firms...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: NIH News in Health
Teeth help us bite, chew, speak clearly and smile. Even babies need healthy teeth. But teeth need proper care to stay healthy and strong. It's never too early to start on the path to good dental health....
| May 11, 2014
After Anne Marie Murphy came to the United States from her native Ireland to earn her doctorate in molecular genetics from Johns Hopkins University, she planned to "become an academician," she said.
Volunteering at a clinic for domestic abuse victims...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:56 PM
At a lab on the edge of the Johns Hopkins University's East Baltimore medical campus, researchers grow tumors on mice so they can try and cure them. But one day, the cancer wouldn't grow.
They tried again and again for months. Figuring there must be...
| May 8, 2014
| 7:24 PM
It isn't often that one hears the word "stellar" used to describe a federal form.
Nevertheless, that's the term Annetta Cheek, a leading advocate of clarity in how government communicates with citizens, uses to praise the form that took the Grand...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:10 AM
A friend of mine who is a federal retiree uses hearing aids. We meet once a month for breakfast at a restaurant, which sometimes can be very noisy, with clanging of pots and dropped dishes. These noises are bothersome to me but when they occur, I can...
| May 22, 2014
Many have noted that the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal poses an acute threat to the Obama administration because of how much its problems resemble the criticisms of Obamacare itself. But let's imagine there was no Obamacare. Let's imagine that...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
So you've been feeling virtuous quaffing red wine, nibbling on dark chocolate and popping grapes, thinking you're reaping the life-extending, disease-fighting, health-promoting benefits of resveratrol. You'll need to think again, suggests a new study,...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:01 AM
A health care crisis is quietly unfolding in our nation's laboratories. This crisis has developed largely off the public's radar screen. If not resolved, it can adversely impact the lives of every American. The crisis in question: alarming shortages...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Suicide and Older Adults
Suicide rates have become noticeably higher in both middle age and older adult populations in the last few years. According to the National Institutes of Health “white males age 85 and older consistently have had the...