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$1B Donation to Cover Tuition for Most Medical Students at Johns Hopkins University

Starting in the fall semester, paying tuition will be one less thing to worry about for most medical students at Johns Hopkins University.  The good news comes thanks to businessman Michael R. Bloomberg’s philanthropic organization, Bloomberg Philanthropies, which donated $1 billion to cover tuition for students who come from households earning less than $300,000. Additionally, […]

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Mid-Year Resolutions: Tips for Revisiting (and Revamping) Those New Year’s Goals

It’s been six months since many of us passionately vowed to revamp our lives with positive new habits for 2024: eating more vegetables, saving more money, staying in better touch with loved ones.   We won’t pry as to whether you’re among the vast majority whose resolutions faltered and faded away or the impressive few who

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Stress Is Down and Positive Experiences Are Up, Global Emotions Report Finds

Every year for the better part of the past two decades, polling organization Gallup has been taking the temperature of the room, so to speak, with its Global Emotions Report. The results are in from its latest survey, and the news is positive, if a bit surprising: The world is feeling better.  The findings were

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“A Second Pair of Eyes”: Scientists Create Glowing Dye That Illuminates Prostate Cancer Cells During Surgery

Researchers have developed a fluorescent dye that sticks to prostate cancer cells, enabling surgeons to remove malignant tissue they otherwise would not be able to see.  In a preliminary study involving 23 men undergoing prostatectomies, the dye successfully attached to proteins on cancer cells, highlighting them for the surgical team with the help of a

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Feeling Overwhelmed at the Office? Here Are 7 Tips to Help Combat Work Stress

It’s been estimated that the average person will spend 90,000 hours working — or a third of their life, to put it in other terms. Couple that with the fact that more than three out of four people feel that work stress negatively affects their physical health, per Headspace’s 2024 Workforce State of Mind Report,

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A New Spit Test That Can Be Done at Home Could “Turn the Tide” on Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is exceedingly prevalent in men: It’s the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer death among males worldwide. One of the standard steps to identify those at risk for the disease requires a trip to the doctor and a blood test, which looks for elevated prostate-specific antigens, or

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To Support Breastfeeding Moms, This Woman-Founded Biz Installs Lactation Suites in Offices

A woman-led company called Work & Mother is bringing peaceful, private, and fully-equipped lactation suites to office buildings to help breastfeeding moms feel supported and secure.  Founder and CEO Abbey Donnell hadn’t yet become a mother herself when she first conceived of the business idea, but knew she wanted to have children relatively soon. She

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How Finding a “Third Place” Can Boost Your Well-Being

With the rise in remote work and amid an ongoing loneliness epidemic, community feels more important and more elusive than ever. If we’re lucky, we feel a sense of belonging at home, among the people we love. And if we’re even luckier, we experience some degree of camaraderie at work as well. But these two places alone can’t always provide the level of nourishment our social selves need. 

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Strengthen Your Memory With These Simple, Science-Backed Techniques

Experiencing forgetfulness is a normal part of getting older — memory can begin declining as early as your 30s — but that doesn’t mean it’s any less frustrating when we find ourselves in the middle of a room with absolutely no idea why we entered it.  Experts on the topic emphasize that we shouldn’t waste too

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