Free screening serves as first step in fighting potentially deadly disease
Over 30 million adults in the United States have kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Foundation. For Hispanics, the risk is nearly double that of all other Americans. A free screening opportunity in Anne Arundel County last weekend helped with raising awareness and getting those who are at risk to take an important first step in dealing with a potentially deadly disease.
NOAA research center opens up to public for first time
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Climate and Weather Prediction threw its doors open to the public for the first time this past weekend. The open house celebrated the center’s fifth anniversary and was a chance for experts to educate and inspire the public.
Proposed federal rule seeks social media information on immigrants
The Department of Homeland Security recently filed a pending rule in the Federal Register. The rule would allow DHS to collect social media information from all immigrants, including naturalized citizens and permanent residents. The rule doesn’t go into effect until October 18th, after the public comment period ends.
Record breaking team faces battles on and off water
One local dragon boat team’s battle to the finish line started long before they hit the water. The Annapolis Dragon Boat Club is made of breast cancer survivors and supporters. They recently set a Guinness World Record for breast cancer survivors paddling a half marathon in a Dragon Boat.