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Physicians are expressing concern that a 90-day grace period rule for health plans covered under the Affordable Care Act will allow insurance companies to deny payment to doctors.  (Getty Images)

Siblings of Sick Kids Celebrated at NIH’s ‘Siblings Day’

Cancer. Chemo. Hospital. It can get exhausting to think about those things every day, especially for kids.

07/16/2014

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Forgotten Vials of Smallpox Found in NIH Storage Room

A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

07/09/2014

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How Strong Is That Drink? New App Helps Calculate

How strong is that pina colada? Depending on how it’s made, it could contain as much alcohol as two glasses of wine.

07/03/2014

Research universities across the country are in a government funding free fall. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NIH Creates Network to Tackle Mysterious Diseases

The government is expanding its “mystery disease” program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they’ve been told they’re undiagnosable.

07/01/2014

The bear tranquilized on the NIH campus is a male, about 1.5 years old, and weighs close to 100 pounds. (Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

WATCH: NIH Bear Released Back Into The Wild

A YouTube account called “NIH Bear,” named after the furry critter that was spotted on the National Institutes of Health campus Thursday, has released two videos of the bear waking up after being tranquilized and transported out of Bethesda.

06/20/2014

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National Symphony Orchestra Brings Holiday Music to D.C. Area Hospitals

The National Symphony Orchestra’s “Sound Health” program involves musicians making “house calls,” or traveling to perform for audiences that are too sick to attend a performance at a concert hall.

12/18/2013

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Baltimore Institute Shares in NFL Concussion Grant

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is getting a share of the National Football League’s research funds for concussion studies.

12/17/2013

File photo of a chimp. (credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Votes To Lift $30M Federal Spending Limit For National Research Chimp Sanctuary

Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill that would lift a $30 million federal spending limit for the national federal research chimpanzee sanctuary in northwest Louisiana.

11/15/2013

A doctor draws medicine into a syringe. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

FDA Advisers Unanimously Back J&J Hepatitis C Drug

An experimental hepatitis C drug from Johnson & Johnson has won unanimous support from government advisers who say the medication should be approved to treat patients infected with the liver-destroying virus.

10/24/2013

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Ethical Issues As Scientists Peek Into Baby Genes

Little Amelia Sloan is a pioneer: Shortly after her birth, scientists took drops of the healthy baby’s blood to map her genetic code.

10/07/2013

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