| Jun 19, 2014
| 7:35 PM
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Marching in an Independence Day Parade is not supposed to be a gut-wrenching experience, but for me last weekend in Philadelphia, it was. Don't get me wrong; I love playing my waist drum, in my waist-drum troupe. It's just that July 4th always triggers...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Dangerous germs, including anthrax, botulism and a strain of bird flu, were improperly sent among government laboratories in five incidents during the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which said it had closed two...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Sports injuries from repetitive motion and overuse are on the rise among young athletes. Dr. Jason Smith, director of Riverside Sports Medicine in Newport News, counsels parents to let their children try multiple sports, to take at least a couple of...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:01 AM
You don't often see scientific researchers turning up their noses at nearly a billion and a half dollars in government funding. Still more rarely will the elite of a research field threaten to boycott a huge international project in their field en masse....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:28 AM
How do public health experts handle research when they know they cannot offer subjects the best medical treatment possible — only "less than the best" solutions?
It poses serious ethical issues, especially when children are involved in the...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Two years after Florida formed a task force to curb the spike in babies born addicted to painkillers, the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter has won a federal grant to study the drugs' effects on the developing brain.
The hope is to determine how...
| 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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 10:47 AM
It's hard to imagine a starker good news/bad news scenario than the one spelled out in a new national study on bullying.
First, the good: The number of students in 6th through 10th grades who reported being bullied at least twice in a month fell from...