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For Paula Wolfson, broadcasting has always been a family affair.
She began her on-air career at the ripe old age of 3 at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. Her
dad had a popular children's show, and one day Paula walked on the set without
warning and began to adlib a commercial.
Since then, her work in radio and television has taken her to the White House,
Capitol Hill and around the world.
She covered the Bush (both 41 and 43) and early Obama administrations for the Voice
of America, reporting on foreign policy and politics for VOA's international
audience. Paula also became one of the first VOA correspondents to venture into
television, and launched VOA's first political video blog during the 2008
After years on the road, she opted for a big career change in 2010. She joined
WTOP, eventually settling into a new beat focusing on health and fitness. Her
assignments have included a month long series on women's heart health, coverage of
the International AIDs conference, and a blog chronicling her adventures (and
misadventures) as she trained for her first marathon.
You can email Paula at email@example.com
"I run for Boston." So many marathoners have declared that line over the years while training to
qualifying time for what is considered the Holy Grail of American marathons.
Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 09:08am EDT
A study in the April issue of Pediatrics finds sexual activity is incredibly rare among preteens. Roughly 1 percent of 10- and 11-year-olds, and just over 2 percent of 12-year-olds, are sexually active.
Monday - 04/15/2013, 01:32pm EDT
Mike Hill, the director of Sports Performance at Georgetown University talks to Paula Wolfson about the ABCs of healthy knees.
Friday - 04/12/2013, 08:15am EDT
In a city where attention has been focused on the knee injuries of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, the fact remains that the athletes most likely to tear their anterior cruciate ligaments are teenage girls.
Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 03:53pm EDT
Efforts to map the brain will team government and private sector scientists who caution their work will take years. But the new knowledge of the human mind could yield treatments for an array of disorders, like paralysis and epilepsy.
Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 07:29am EDT
Supporters are calling a new Virginia law a first
step in tackling the growing problem of eating
Monday - 04/01/2013, 04:41am EDT
Some 16 million Americans have rosacea, a common
skin condition that sometimes seems to mimic
Tuesday - 03/26/2013, 04:43am EDT
The D.C. region has the highest colon cancer
fatality rate in the country. But an uptick in
colorectal screenings has area doctors hoping
that statistic could soon change.
Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:26am EDT
Mixing alcohol and energy drinks is a disturbing trend among college students, local health experts say, and there is a growing concern that younger siblings may follow their lead.
Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 12:34pm EDT
With caffeinated marshmallows, pancake mix, gum
and breakfast drinks on the market, companies
are getting creative in catering to Americans'
caffeine cravings. But consumer advocates say
food industry should be doing more to regulate
and label products with a kick.
Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 11:50am EDT
A football player is constantly taking blows to the head. Most are not strong enough to cause a concussion, but there is growing evidence a series of lesser hits could do significant damage.
Sunday - 03/10/2013, 04:37pm EDT
One in three teens is a victim of dating violence.
Montgomery County has stepped up awareness efforts
for students and their parents.
Monday - 03/04/2013, 06:57am EST
If you are prone to headaches and migraines, the
answer to the agonizing pain may be in your
Sunday - 03/03/2013, 08:39am EST
There is new evidence that lowering the drinking
age may result in more binge drinking and not just
among the young.
Monday - 02/25/2013, 06:18am EST
The evidence continues to mount that both real
sugar and artificially sweetened sodas aren't
for you. So what is a soda-holic to do?
Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 08:03am EST
The season is ending for a lot of young local
wrestlers, and their
dreams of Olympic fame may be ending, too.
Monday - 02/18/2013, 07:19am EST
A simple test can detect early signs of heart
disease, but insurance does not not cover it. The
chief of cardiology at Medstar Georgetown
University Hospital calls it "a mammogram for the
Thursday - 02/14/2013, 04:58am EST
A doctor who helped developed a medical
application for smartphones attended the State of
the Union in the presidential box. He was being
honored for his work as an innovator in the
health care industry.
Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:23am EST
A new study shows that longtime smokers lose
about 10 years of lives, but smokers who quit
early enough can get almost all of those years
Monday - 02/11/2013, 06:04am EST
We've all heard the stories. A spouse dies suddenly and the other passes a short time later. Could the cause have been a broken heart?
Sunday - 02/10/2013, 02:41pm EST