Health

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

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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

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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

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

Jewish views on genetic modification of food discussed

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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?

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

Anti-vaccine movement distorting facts, vaccine proponents say

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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

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Will the measles outbreak eradicate the opposition to vaccinations?

‘Leaky blood-brain barriers’ beset football players

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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

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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

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Outbreak is traced to a teenager who attended Capital Camps