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National Institutes of Health

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  • What Doctors Know: Adequate sleep is critical to your health

    Source: National Institutes of Health whatdoctorsknow.com We have so many demands on our time--jobs, family, errands--not to mention finding some time to relax. To fit everything in, we often sacrifice sleep. But sleep has profound effects on both our...
  • Anthrax scare is the latest safety lapse at CDC

    ATLANTA An incident that potentially exposed dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to anthrax is the latest in a series of safety problems at the Atlanta-based facility in recent years. Earlier this month, lab workers at the...
  • Chronic pain statistic called exaggerated, misleading

    MILWAUKEE When faced with intense criticism for her agency's approval of the powerful narcotic painkiller Zohydro, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg turned to a sobering statistic:100 million Americans are suffering from...
  • Rest is the best medicine for young athletes

    Rest is the best medicine for young athletes
    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...
  • Interim Chancellor Sam Hawgood is named to head UC San Francisco

    Interim Chancellor Sam Hawgood is named to head UC San Francisco
    Sam Hawgood, the dean of UC San Francisco’s medical school and interim chancellor of that campus since April, was nominated Wednesday to become the permanent leader of the research-powerhouse university. UC system President Janet Napolitano...
  • Islet transplant helps control diabetes after pancreas removal

    PITTSBURGH Extreme, persistent pain can lead a person to make dramatic decisions, including getting rid of the painful body part. That's what Vincent Nasser, 28, of Squirrel Hill decided to do last summer. Entering his senior year at Penn State...
  • Program gives cancer patients tools to battle despair, depression

    SANTA ANA, Calif. They found the cancer in Colleen Duffey's liver 18 months ago, shortly after the birth of her second daughter. What they discovered next was even more chilling: It wasn't liver cancer at all; it was breast cancer that had already spread....
  • TNCC to offer cyber security program

    Thomas Nelson Community College is offering a new program this fall in cyber security. The program is geared toward people looking for entry-level positions in that field. The program will be administered through TNCC's Business, Public Services,...
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  • Familial hypercholesterolemia - unfortunately, it may be all in the family

    Familial hypercholesterolemia - unfortunately, it may be all in the family
    If you’re close to your parents, chances are there are many things they’ve passed on to you that you’ve taken to heart — and possibly one you hope they haven’t. If you’ve got poor blood cholesterol levels and you...
  • Oops: Forgotten smallpox discovered in old storage room near D.C.

    National Institutes of Health workers preparing to move a lab in Bethesda, Md., found an unwelcome surprise in a storage room this month: six vials of smallpox. There is no evidence that any of the vials was breached, and no lab workers or members of...