| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Children on Medicaid and their parents may have a reason to smile more: A study by University of Florida researchers shows that a Medicaid policy change in Florida and Texas that reimburses pediatricians and other medical primary care providers for...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Even as he approached the end of his ninth decade, Dr. Harris Ripps was still pursuing his lifelong passion — unlocking the mysteries of the human brain.
The 87-year-old West Boca resident died Sept. 18 in Boston, inciting an outpouring of...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:01 PM
An American who was exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a National Institutes of Health clinic in Maryland, the agency announced.
The patient, a physician who was exposed to the virus while volunteering in the African...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:17 PM
The National Institutes of Health announced Saturday it expects to admit a patient exposed to the Ebola virus in the "coming days."
The patient is an American doctor who was exposed to the virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone, according to a...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 2:20 PM
All of the Ashkenazi Jews alive today can trace their roots to a group of about 330 people who lived 600 to 800 years ago.
So says a new study in the journal Nature Communications. An international team of scientists sequenced the complete genomes of...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
If you take a statin -- a hugely popular class of drugs taken by more than 35 million Americans -- you should take note of some tiny script printed on the container label: "Do not take with grapefruit or grapefruit juice."
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:40 AM
As the U.S. Senate returns to session, they must consider and pass Senate Bill 2192 Alzheimer’s Accountability Act. This Act would fund National Institutes of Health scientists' research to discover methods to treat, cure and prevent this disease. ...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Hiring by Maryland's largest employer — the federal government — has fallen by more than 40 percent nationally over four years, and the state's job market is feeling the pain.
Years of tightening budgets have brought federal hiring to the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The White House announced Thursday that it was mobilizing key federal agencies to combat a growing, global health threat -- bacteria that have evolved an immunity to powerful antibiotic drugs.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause 2 million illnesses...
| Sep 19, 2014
LEESBURG — Katherine Theriot-Hasson is confident she has a future in medicine.
So do those who picked her to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Nov. 14-16 in Washington, D.C. The Leesburg resident was chosen based on her academic...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support.
With justifications including "sequestration,"...