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2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

National Institutes of Health Co-Sponsors
National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Health
NIH Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute

On February 7th from 5:30pm-9pm, the Patriots Technology Training Center will host its 2nd annual Bio Medical Competition at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, in Bethesda MD  20894.  Their goal is to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields.  Please visit their website (www.patriots-ttc.org) to view the 2010 Bio-Medical Competition co-sponsored by The Library of Medicine.

Eight high school and one home school team will present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the medical careers listed below: 

How Much Do D.C. Residents Actually Know About Bedbugs?

The D.C. Department of Health hosted their second "Bed Bug Summit" yesterday, January 20 in Downtown D.C..  The meeting was held in an attempt to help continue to educate locals about bed bug prevention and eradication.

"DC residents, property managers and health care workers want to know more about how to recognize infestations," Wrote our Amy Leone regarding the summit.  "It is more important now than ever since these insects are now proliferating in office buildings, retail stores and even libraries."

Read the entire article and see a video about the summit on WUSA9.com.

With so much attention being paid to the bugs, we hit the streets of Downtown D.C. to ask residents what they knew about bed bugs.  

"Top Chef" All-Star Becomes DC's “Secretary of Love & Relationships”

"Top Chef" All-Star Becomes DC's “Secretary of Love & Relationships”

This story comes to us from Kate Gibbs of Destination DC:

 

"Half Street" Developments Still On Deck in Navy Yard

"Half Street" Developments Still On Deck in Navy Yard

It’s 10 a.m. on a Friday, and there are familiar sounds that fill the air outside of the Navy Yard Metro station stop in Southeast.  It’s the sound of wind whipping against the wood board advertisements for Half Street.  It’s the sound of an empty soda can rolling to and fro on the construction lot, clinking as it moves.  It’s the sound of a ghost town.

And it’s these sounds, these notes of nothingness, that serve as an eerie reminder that Half Street, one of the city’s biggest development projects, still has not come to fruition.

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"That's A Lot Of Bags": D.C. Residents React to Bag Tax Netting $2 Million

D.C. city officials say the plastic bag tax netted a total of about $2 Million this year.  

Check out the video above to see how much D.C. locals guessed the tax brought in, and their amusing reactions when they heard the official number.

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

During the month of December, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s volunteers and staff were able to spread holiday cheer all around the area.  Here’s a quick recap of 2 instances where our association was able to strengthen our connection to the community:

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Year-end holiday stress on top of double-digit unemployment and an economy that threatens to relapse into recession has left many Americans feeling utterly helpless and hopeless.  This makes winter 2010 a perfect season for personal growth. 

We all experience key moments in both our personal and professional lives.  I define a ‘key moment’ as a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge and elicits (or demands) a response.  The important thing is not so much the moment itself, but how we respond to it.  

Because when a key moment occurs, we make an important choice to make.  Consciously or unconsciously, we will choose how we will respond.  In large measure, the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our personal effectiveness are determined by that response and how we handle the challenge of a key moment.