BLH Blog Archive
Monday, August 21, 2017
In August 1992, 25 years ago this week, Hurricane Andrew, a devastating Category 5 hurricane, passed directly through areas of the populous Miami-Dade County. The hurricane was the most destructive...
Friday, July 14, 2017
What do TV news hosts/commentators Chris Matthews and David Frum; authors Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Ted Sorenson; and actor Ben Stein have in common? They were all, at one time in their lives,...
Friday, June 30, 2017
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), opioid abuse and addiction is a serious global problem affecting the health, social, and economic welfare of all societies, including the United...
Friday, June 16, 2017
Fathers can play a huge role in the lives of their families, especially their children. In addition to being a role model to look up to, his involvement in learning contributes greatly to the health...
Friday, June 9, 2017
The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently released its procurement scorecard for fiscal year (FY) 2016, and the findings reinforce what I’ve had the opportunity to experience firsthand;...
Friday, May 26, 2017
Recent Federal agency efforts to help children in need vary in scope, funding, and the type of support provided; these efforts are important not only for the children and families that benefit from...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Adolescence (youths age 10–19) is a critical transitional period in one’s life. HealthyPeople 2020 indicates that several public health and social problems either start or peak during this period,...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
BLH Technologies, Inc.®, would like to recognize and honor the contributions that social workers make every day to provide emotional and technical support for millions of people across our Nation....
Monday, March 13, 2017
Whenever you need health care, an important part of good quality care is safety. When a hospital is careful not to let your elderly parent fall; a pharmacist catches a dangerous medication...
Friday, February 17, 2017
We at BLH Technologies are seeing red because heart disease remains the number one killer of women and because many women are not sufficiently aware of their risk. According to the American...
Thursday, December 22, 2016
There’s something about the holiday season that brings out the best in Americans. Maybe it’s the satisfaction of a delicious meal with family and friends or the glow of holiday lights. Whatever it is...
Monday, November 28, 2016
The holiday season brings many Americans joy, but it can also bring them an extra dose of stress. Many Americans for whom the holidays are not always happy and blissful can become anxious or...
Thursday, November 10, 2016
I voluntarily enlisted in the U.S. Army on the day I turned 18. Needless to say, my mother wasn’t very happy with my enlistment, but she knew that my decision was inspired by my father, who had...
Friday, October 28, 2016
Physicist and chemist Marie Curie said, “You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his [or her] own improvement and, at the same...
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Dementia is a condition that none of us ever wants to experience firsthand. Yet the reality is that many of us have known people who have had their minds and memories eroded by disease. I recently...
Monday, October 3, 2016
A checklist might seem like an insignificant tool for accomplishing a task, but this simple document actually can help determine whether a project succeeds or fails. A checklist can help a surgical...
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Federal support for early care and education (ECE) programs has a long history in the United States, dating back to the universal child care programs that were set up, administered, and funded during...
Thursday, September 1, 2016
For any organization, emergency preparedness is a vital and ongoing responsibility. However, for Federal, State, and local governments, it’s even more critical. Fortunately, there is a wealth of...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Monitoring and evaluation have become “buzzwords,” being thrown around by businesses, governmental organizations, and others, but what do they really mean? In general, the purpose of monitoring and...
Friday, August 5, 2016
Intellectual property—the extent to which we own our own creations—is a cornerstone of both U.S. law and the creative process. Individuals, businesses, and other entities work assiduously to protect...
Monday, July 25, 2016
More than 50 years ago, with the U.S. poverty rate at 17.3 percent, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty. In 2013, even with the Great Recession in our collective rearview mirror, the...
Friday, July 8, 2016
We at BLH Technologies believe that good health should be accessible and attainable for everyone. The term health disparities includes health care disparities (i.e., differences in the access to or...
Friday, June 24, 2016
When conducting research with human subjects, there are several considerations to take into account. First and foremost, we need to ensure that study participants’ rights and welfare are protected....
Friday, June 3, 2016
Not so long ago, individuals and families got their information about health in big, dusty books, which would be out of date the day after they were published. It’s no secret that those books have...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The BLH Technologies team is committed to preventing illness in people of all ages—especially vulnerable populations, like our youths. Recent studies have shown that experiences occurring early in...
Friday, May 13, 2016
Maryland was recently ranked 4th in the 2016 Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters report by Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. That ranking comes as no surprise to us at BLH Technologies, as the...
Friday, May 6, 2016
Here at BLH Technologies we place a great deal of importance on wellness, including workplace wellness. Fitness is one key aspect of this. We’re fighting one of the great ironies of modern life;...
Friday, April 29, 2016
Healthy communities build a healthy nation. My staff members and I at BLH Technologies have long supported good health here in our own community, at work, and at home. Recently, I came across a...
Friday, April 22, 2016
Earth Day 2016 is being celebrated today, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) activities represent a key element in the Federal Government’s recognition of the 47th annual celebration of...
Friday, April 15, 2016
Federal policies and budget items that support children and families are many and varied, but some of the most significant ones involve (1) tax credits, such as the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned...
Friday, April 8, 2016
The theme of National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2016 is “Creating the Healthiest Nation.” One key component of NPHW 2016 is to “give everyone a choice of healthy food.” “Our food system should...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
It used to be difficult to measure the success of communication efforts. Once upon a time, it was common to craft a communications strategy based on best guesses and past experience, throwing our...
Thursday, March 24, 2016
The American Heart Association says that heart disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year. The good news, though, is that heart disease is often...
Thursday, March 17, 2016
BLH Technologies’ employees like to “get in deep” with their Federal clients—I mean, really deep. How deep—deep enough that, if you didn’t know better, you’d think our employees actually held...
Friday, March 11, 2016
The 508-compliance process is very important, but for a long time, the job of making documents 508-compliant was perceived as onerous, labor-intensive, and imperfect. However, recent developments...
Friday, March 4, 2016
Bob Dylan once sang, “He not busy being born is busy dying.” Creative grammar aside, the man’s got a point. I take this as a business maxim; if a company isn’t growing, it’s in serious trouble. We...
Friday, February 26, 2016
  Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women worldwide. People are at an increased risk for heart disease if they have high blood pressure or high cholesterol and engage in a...
Friday, February 19, 2016
Henrietta Lacks, who played an unwitting role in advancing cancer research, is likely to play a role in changing the way that researchers use the leftover tissue from blood tests, biopsies, surgeries...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
With the Presidents Day holiday upon us, we reflect on the important roles that our forefathers have played in setting the public health and safety agenda for the United States. Indeed, some of our...
Thursday, February 4, 2016
The discussion of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) recently accelerated to the forefront of issues that the NFL has been tackling. The disease is believed to be caused by a player taking too...
Thursday, January 28, 2016
At BLH, we’ve learned that developing a website includes more than just coding and adding content. Websites need to be targeted, engaging, credible, informative, and enticing—that is, they need to...
Friday, January 22, 2016
Video is such an important way to tell your story. People might like reading, but they love moving pictures. Moreover, when we at BLH Technologies (BLH) first got into video production, I figured it...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Diversity comes in many forms. There’s racial and ethnic diversity, of course, and there’s also diversity of age, gender, religious affiliation, experience, sexual orientation, and a host of other...
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Hello and welcome to “Observations from Research Boulevard.” It’s a new blog that we’re creating here at BLH Technologies. Why are we doing a blog? Well, why not? Government officials do it, as do...