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Reporting live from RDD 2015

A little past due, but happy official Rare Disease Day!

Fun (AKA slightly depressing) facts:

-30 million Americans have a rare disease.

-Two-thirds of them are children. 356 more words

Robert Whitney Newcomb Memorial Scholarship/Internship Award

The Robert Whitney Newcomb Memorial Scholarship/Internship Award is a scholarship/internship for high school juniors started by a professor at the University of Maryland in memory of his son who worked at NIH in brain research. 193 more words


17K Federal Employees Made $200K Last Year?

 Nearly 17,000 federal government employees made more than $200,000 last year, according to a report on Tuesday.


The National Journal took compiled data from FedSmith.com, showing the breakdown of the 16,900 federal workers who were paid $200,000 as a base salary. 196 more words


Why Seniors Need to Exercise - NIH

Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. Eat less;move more is the mantra of this blog.

No matter your health and physical abilities, you gain a lot by staying active. 384 more words


Dr. Harpold at the NIH Alzheimer's Disease Research Summit 2015

We appreciate Dr. Michael Harpold for being such a road warrior on behalf of the Down syndrome community.

On February 9-10, 2015, Dr. Harpold, LuMind Foundation’s Chief Scientific Officer, attended the biennial NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015, a major forum for the dynamic development of coordinated Alzheimer’s disease research efforts under the Congressionally-mandated National Alzheimer’s Plan. 121 more words


Traci's Daughter, Undiagnosed Bio

My 11 year old is currently at NIH, undergoing 2 weeks of diagnostic tests.

Her main symptoms have been stunted growth and weight gain. She doesn’t have some of the other classic symptoms. 25 more words



Editor’s Note: This past weekend a large group of people assembled outside of the National Cancer Institute to rally for more research funds for childhood cancer. 1,065 more words

Childhood Cancer