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What does our newfound ability to handle vast amounts of data mean for the future of medicine? Healthcare is likely to become more tailored to the individual. This has become known as ‘precision medicine.’ What will it mean for our health?
What does it mean to “eat the rainbow”? Why do nutritionists crusade for eating more fiber? We speak to Lynda McIntyre, a clinical dietitian specialist with Johns Hopkins Medicine and a nutrition cancer specialist at Sibley Hospital in Washington, about the power of diet in achieving good health. She’ll be discussing "Power Foods" and "Meatless Mondays" at the Johns Hopkins' annual Woman’s Journey conference next week.
Time for the fourth installment in our weekly feature from the Stoop Storytelling Series! Bridget Cavaiola shares a story about nuns, a dead bird, and the value of neighbors. Her story has been edited for brevity. The full version is available here.
Maryland has too many deer. They cause tens of thousands of car accidents every year and over-browsing by hungry deer damages native ecosystems. The state typically tries to keep the population down through hunting. But some animal-rights advocates believe wildlife managers should explore other methods. We hear from Brian Eyler, Deer Project Leader at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Enid Feinberg, president of the Baltimore County nonprofit Wildlife Rescue, Inc. She spearheaded a deer sterilization projects in the county.