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  • 10 Health Tips to Help Reduce Falls in Seniors

    10 Health Tips to Help Reduce Falls Falling is costly. Falls cause both physical and economical tolls in senior populations. The medical costs linked to injuries sustained from falls in adults over 65 was $30 billion in 2010, according to the Centers...
  • Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]

    Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]
    This is getting old. Every time our nation has an opportunity to do something positive in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, we come up short. The latest example is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the independent panel charged with...
  • Regulating e-cigarettes: It's about time

    It has taken far too long for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to impose regulations on e-cigarettes: More than three years have passed since it announced its intention to do so. During that time, the devices have caught on with teenagers, whose...
  • Seeing colorblindness through her son's eyes

    Seeing colorblindness through her son's eyes
    My 7-year-old son has fallen in love with Rainbow Loom, the wildly popular sets of pegs and rubber bands kids use to weave friendship bracelets and necklaces. On a recent weekend, I bought him several new packages of rubber bands, as well as a...
  • Fort Detrick fire department named best in Army

    Fort Detrick fire department named best in Army
    The Fort Detrick fire department has been named the best medium-sized department in the Army, base officials said Monday. The installation in Frederick hosts the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, the Army Medical Research...
  • Patterson High students participate in White House science fair

    Patterson High students participate in White House science fair
    Countless famous footsteps have crossed the White House's entrance hall, but on Tuesday, some of the country's top science and technology dignitaries had to dodge a hovercraft made of foam and a paper bowl whizzing across the shiny pink-and-white marble....
  • L.A. surgeons implant device to help deaf 3-year-old hear

    L.A. surgeons implant device to help deaf 3-year-old hear
    After a roughly six-hour operation, surgeons at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have successfully inserted a device in the brain stem of a deaf 3-year-old boy in the hope that it will help him to hear. The operation, the first in a clinical...
  • Barbara Santamaria, nurse practitioner

    Barbara Santamaria, nurse practitioner
    Barbara M. Santamaria, a retired Veterans Administration nurse practitioner and a past president of the Maryland Nurses Association, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at Franklin Square Medical Center. The Oak Crest Village Retirement Community...
  • Bright light - early and often - linked to lower BMI, study finds

    Bright light - early and often - linked to lower BMI, study finds
    To maximize your chances of fighting flab, new research offers some simple advice: Wake up early and go outside. People who loaded up on light exposure at the beginning of the day were most likely to have a lower body mass index, according to a study...
  • Modern pesticides are safe to use [Letter]

    Modern pesticides are safe to use [Letter]
    In response to your recent editorial about the health risks associated with pesticides, I offer the following factual information and thoughts ("Understanding pesticide risks," Feb. 19): It is time to stop spreading a message of fear and instead take...
  • Asthma and pesticides [Letter]

    Asthma and pesticides [Letter]
    Regarding your editorial on the health risks of pesticide use, asthma was once thought to be caused by pesticides, but the link was later disproved ("Understanding pesticide risks," Feb. 20). According to recent studies by the National Institutes of...