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  • Disadvantaged urban youth may be more likely to be problem gamblers

    Disadvantaged urban youth may be more likely to be problem gamblers
    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...
  • Help wanted: lab workers [Commentary]

    Help wanted: lab workers [Commentary]
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Disease On The Wings Of Climate Change

    Disease On The Wings Of Climate Change
    Asian tiger mosquitoes were identified for the first time in Fairfield County last summer. This should raise your eyebrows because the Asian tiger mosquito, one of the world's most invasive species, can spread a terribly debilitating disease,...
  • A new era of testing [Commentary]

    A new era of testing [Commentary]
    Staffers passing by a room in the U.S. House of Representatives office building earlier this month did double takes. Whom they saw inside were no ordinary Capitol Hill briefing attendees: rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits. The presence of these...
  • New promise for migraine sufferers

    New promise for migraine sufferers
    Migraine disorder is an elephant in the room of medicine, says Dr. Andrew Charles, professor of neurology and director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program at UCLA. "All physicians — anybody in any kind of medical practice — knows...
  • Federal cuts pinch Marylanders' income

    Federal cuts pinch Marylanders' income
    Tammy Woodard lost pay and paid time off last year to federal budget tightening, which meant she had to tighten her family's budget — and continues to do so now in fear of future cuts. For the Aberdeen Proving Ground employee, it is a personal hit....
  • Hampton doctor makes gourmet cookies for allergy sufferers

    Hampton doctor makes gourmet cookies for allergy sufferers
    When her 4-month-old son had a life-threatening allergic reaction to formula, Lucy Gibney, a board-certified emergency doctor with a practice in Hampton, started down a new career path. As she and her husband, Paul, struggled to find safe foods for...
  • Sister of 11-year-old with diabetes raises $110K for research

    She organized 200 family and friends for a charity walk. She put together a bowling tournament and raffle that raised $5,000. Last month, she held a bake sale that earned $798 in a single day. Over the past five years, Lily Cavallaro, a whirlwind of...