| Dec 30, 2008
It's not that Muhammad Shumri imagined building a new life in Baltimore would be easy. But he didn't expect it to be so hard.
The 48-year-old physician was a high-ranking official in the Iraqi Ministry of Health when a photograph that placed him at a...
| Nov 10, 2009
It began in Wheaton with a single gunshot. James D. Martin, 55, had stopped off at a Shoppers Food Warehouse on his way home when, for no apparent reason, an unseen assailant shot and killed him.
The next morning, four others in Montgomery County were...
| Oct 23, 2002
Schools are closed or on lockdown, people crouch while pumping gas, parents refuse to leave the house to buy bread for their kids' lunches and now the media are repeatedly reporting that the sniper's letter contains direct threats against youths.
| Mar 1, 1999
CENTER, Texas - She wanted to get their children away from the city. He'd had this dream since high school, of raising chickens and staying close to home. And before they knew it, Rodney and Nancy Fisher had a government-backed loan and a contract with...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
ORLANDO, FLA. -- The annual North American Veterinary Conference, one of the largest meetings of its kind, was held here Jan. 19-22. Dr. Marty Becker, one of many featured speakers, discussed his concept of fear-free veterinary visits.
Dr. Becker, of...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Adolescents treated with the antidepressant fluoxetine -- better known by its commercial name, Prozac -- appear to undergo changes in brain signaling that result in changed behavior well into adulthood, says a new study.
Adult mice and rats who were...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that mindfulness exercises can help reduce stress? What does it involve?
ANSWER: Meditation is a group of practices that train the mind to be more focused and relaxed, as well as more compassionate and less judgmental....
| Dec 26, 2013
Had enough holiday madness? Relax. Get comfortable. Here, stretch out on this bed of nails.
More correctly, a Bed of Nails. The idea comes from the bed of nails that ancient mystics would lie on as part of their meditation. More recently, the bed of...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:04 PM
High school students are faced with the task of balancing difficult courses, athletics and their jobs. This takes a toll on students’ health, leading to lack of sleep, poor nutrition, stress and inadequate physical activity.
| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:19 PM
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Shortly after he arrived at Ramstein Air Base in Germany in March 2012, Air Force security guard Trent Smith was at an off-base apartment when, he says, a male sergeant touched him and pressed him to go into the...
| Dec 20, 2013
Dear Pharmacist: I'm prone to tension headaches. But during the holidays, they're constant. I take ibuprofen and sometimes hydrocodone. Can you help me? — J.R., San Jose, Calif.
Dear J.R.: Tension headaches are the most common type of headache....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death among both men and women, consistently taking more lives each year than all cancers and AIDS combined. Making the sobering statistics even worse is the fact that in many cases cardiovascular...