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  • Should I Get the BRCA Test?

    We need the protein that the BRCA genes code for in order to stay healthy. A BRCA gene test is a blood test that checks for any mutations in the BRCA genes, of which there are two types, BRCA1 and BRCA2 and many subtypes. If the test finds gene changes ... 3 years, 4 months ago
  • Md. Parents Under Fire After Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

    A Maryland couple says they're being investigated for neglect for allowing their two children to walk home from a Montgomery County park by themselves. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say the county's Child Protective Services began investigating them ...

    NBC Washington 3 years, 4 months ago
  • Healthy New Year's Resolution Made Easy at the Four Seasons Baltimore

    This year's New Years resolution to get healthy is easier than ever, if you happen to live near Baltimore, Maryland. The spa at the Four Seasons Baltimore has added a host of wellness options to its already health-centric offerings. The 10,200-square ... 3 years, 4 months ago
  • NCAA Deal To Restore Wins For Joe Paterno, Penn State

    ... Penn State over the Sandusky scandal, and who were in favor of a trial. ___. Levy reported from Harrisburg. Associated Press writers Michael Rubinkam in northeastern Pennsylvania and Ralph D. Russo in Oxon Hill, Maryland, contributed to this report. 3 years, 4 months ago
  • Breaking It Down: The End of Medical Training

    Do we recall those various health care-related buzzwords and acronyms? RVUs, ICD coding and P4P metrics were commonly settled between the hospital administration and our attending physicians and largely escaped our core medical education. 3 years, 4 months ago
  • Fatness, Fitness and Fiddling Around

    I'm not sure why we seemed so eager to paint this study as distilling two ways of improving health into one. Two is better. Besides, as noted, they tend to correlate highly anyway. Exercise more, you are apt to wind up weighing less -- with potential ... 3 years, 4 months ago
  • This Badass Tattoo Takes Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fandom To New Levels

    A Ginsburg fan rivaling the devotion of Ruth Baby Ginsburg just got a tattoo of the justice, captioned "SUPREME." The tattoo was drawn by Nikki Lugo, a Tattoo Paradise artist based out of Washington, D.C. and Wheaton, Maryland. She shared the artwork ... 3 years, 4 months ago
  • Duke's struggling defense will be tested

    When they don't make shots, things can get ugly (see Maryland's Dec. 30 win in East Lansing for verification). Mark Turgeon's team has a far more reliable offensive method: It shoots one free throw for every two of its field goal attempts, the ninth ...

    ESPN 3 years, 4 months ago
  • What the World Needs From You in 2015

    You will be contributing to the stability of life on this planet by maintaining your own healthy equilibrium--and that is desperately needed in this topsy-turvy world. 3. Collaboration. This is the year you must put aside your jealousy, competitiveness ... 3 years, 4 months ago
  • Md. house where fatal fire occurred in 2014 ablaze again

    Video · GovMatters · Politics · Entertainment · Health · Nation · World · Pay It Forward · MARYLAND. Md. house where fatal fire occurred in 2014 ablaze again. By Brad Bell, ABC 7 News. January 15, 2015 - 12:14 pm. Updated: January 15, 2015 - 07:46 pm ...

    ABC 7 News 3 years, 4 months ago
  • Authorities investigate Maryland parents who let kids walk home alone

    A Maryland couple that believes in "free-range parenting" said they are being investigated for child neglect after police picked up their children, ages 6 and 10, walking home alone from a park. The Washington Post reported Thursday that the kids were ...

    Fox News 3 years, 4 months ago
  • No Criminal Charges for Woman Who Struck, Killed Teen Near Silver Spring ...

    Officials say they won't pursue criminal charges against a woman who was practicing driving at a Maryland school parking lot when she struck and killed a 13-year-old girl. The accident was reported last July at Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring.

    NBC Washington 3 years, 4 months ago
  • Major GOP Donor to Host Chris Christie Lunch for CEOs in Virginia

    Mike DuHaime, Mr. Christie's political advisor, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Mr. Christie has been less public about his ... Next Wednesday, he is slated to attend Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's inaugural in Maryland. Ms. Kilberg ... 3 years, 4 months ago
  • Passengers on smoke-filled DC subway train reportedly waited at least 35 ...

    The Metrorail system, which connects Washington with the Maryland and Virginia suburbs, carries an average of 721,000 passengers each weekday. Smoke and fire are not unusual on the subway system, which opened in 1976 and still uses some original ...

    Fox News 3 years, 4 months ago
  • Living in a Self-Segregated World

    We both went to the University of Maryland, and I remember seeing Richard over at the Black Student Union, while I was with the kids at the Jewish Student Union. I once went over to say hello (two doors down). "Hey Rich! You look good!" I said. "I feel ... 3 years, 4 months ago
  • 4 Ways to Make Cooking at Home Doable -- and More Fun

    Learn more useful information about stress and your health! Pre-order our forthcoming book, meQuilibrium: 14 Days to Cooler, Calmer, and Happier, co-authored by meQuilibrium CEO Jan Bruce, Adam Perlman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, and Andrew ... 3 years, 4 months ago
  • Why Parents Need to Know the Signs of Childhood Glaucoma

    Paul A. Sidoti, MD Deputy Chair for Clinical Affairs Department of Ophthalmology The Mount Sinai Health System. Why Parents Need to Know the Signs of Childhood Glaucoma. Think of someone you know who has glaucoma, a common eye disease and ... 3 years, 4 months ago
  • Cake Rings True

    That's because most shows are wildly medically inaccurate and truly misinform, especially in the arena of mental health. So I was particularly intrigued to watch Cake with Jennifer Aniston, which would be dealing with the subject of addiction. Besides ... 3 years, 4 months ago
  • Examining the Annual Exam

    The routine, annual exam is very unlikely to find some otherwise occult pathology. Consider the probability of finding some otherwise unsuspected disease in an apparently healthy person with a battery of routine lab tests at the time of a routine check-up. 3 years, 4 months ago
  • Fit Wishes for 2015

    For whole body health in 2015, here's what I wish for you: Head: May silence be present when you rest. Practice thinking creatively for a few moments every day. Neck and Shoulders: May the tension you hold when talking on the cell, typing on the ... 3 years, 4 months ago