Monday, July 30, 2018

A new form of e-cigarette called “JUUL” has been raising eyebrows thanks to its popularity, especially with high school and college students. In a matter of just two years, the product has gained one of the largest market shares in the e-cigarette business, putting younger generations at risk for health problems ranging from early nicotine addiction to diabetes. With a new class of Werner H. Kirsten and summer interns at NCI at Frederick, it is crucial to understand these risks. Here is what you need to know.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), antibiotic-resistant bacteria are one of the greatest threats to public health today. While antibiotics are very helpful, they can also be misused, which is one of the reasons resistance has become such a problem.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Ticks may be tiny, but they have a large pathogenic impact. In order to survive, these small arachnids need to gorge on blood in each of their four stages of life. Unfortunately, both humans and pets are attractive sources, making them susceptible to a range of debilitating tickborne diseases, such as Lyme disease.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The latest Occupational Health Services (OHS) Take a Hike event, held on an idyllic July day, featured a new route and welcomed several health-conscious vendors from the Frederick area.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Six-year-old Raylin Payne sprang into action as digital flames crackled to life on a display monitor eight feet away: after pulling a nearby fire alarm, he called 9-1-1 and grabbed a digital fire extinguisher to battle the simulated blaze. When the last of the embers had died away, his score for the R.A.C.E. emergency notification simulator appeared on the screen—a swift 58.5 seconds.