Fitness and JCCs: Does working out with other Jews keep you Jewish?

For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout, excluding Shabbat, at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only...

From lit to lab

During his nearly five years as director of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Harold Varmus has dealt with shrinking research dollars and powerful political...

Three parents and a baby

A new practice aimed at preventing genetic diseases raises a halachic question

Jewish views on genetic modification of food discussed

Are scientists and farmers playing God when they create ways to improve the nutritional value of food, increase a product’s shelf life or prevent...

Born to suffer?

Why one generation’s traumatic experiences may be expressed in the genes of the next

Anti-vaccine movement distorting facts, vaccine proponents say

Despite being declared eliminated from the United States in 2000, a recent Disneyland-centered measles outbreak has since spread to 14 states and may be...

Debunked studies have staying power

Will the measles outbreak eradicate the opposition to vaccinations?

‘Leaky blood-brain barriers’ beset football players

The research is starting to catch up with football’s concussion problem as fears increase about the long-term consequences of skull-rattling hits — a 2013...

Managing holiday stress

With the end of the year comes heightened stress for many people. Stress is the brain’s response to a demand, according to the National Institute...

Whooping cough strikes Montgomery County kids

Outbreak is traced to a teenager who attended Capital Camps