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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
President Obama recently signed legislation encouraging states to keep emergency
medicine in schools to give any student who gets a life-threatening allergic
reaction, even if that child has no prescription for the drug. Maryland and Virginia are ahead of the curve.
Monday - 12/16/2013, 05:11am EST
Nationals players attended a Christmas party for children with cancer and blood disorders at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Tuesday.
Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 09:03am EST
Getting sick during the holidays is the last thing anybody wants.
But so many people get worn down that it doesn't take much for a scratchy throat
sniffles to kick in.
Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 05:37am EST
Every day, more than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 and join the ever-expanding ranks of senior drivers in the United States.
Thursday - 12/05/2013, 10:57am EST
A new fad diet has the attention of holiday overeaters to keep the pounds at bay. But is it the best option to manage your weight during this season of parties and treats?
Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 01:28pm EST
A lot of refrigerators are stuffed the morning after Thanksgiving with all kinds of remnants of the big holiday meal. Storing all that food properly is important.
Friday - 11/29/2013, 05:03am EST
Bringing attention to men's health problems is personal for two WTOP staffers.
Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 03:46pm EST
At MedStar's National Rehabilitation Hospital, patients practice daily skills to regain their independence.
Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 07:27am EST
Driving drowsy is a huge problem around the holidays.
Monday - 11/25/2013, 04:27am EST
When it's cold outside, the heat goes up. But that can result in irritated noses, throats and eyes, not to mention all that itchy skin. Portable room humidifiers can help put the moisture back in.
Sunday - 11/24/2013, 12:32pm EST
Just because yoga is a practice that emphasizes graceful movements and peaceful thoughts, does not mean it is risk-free.
Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 07:13am EST
Some of the trendiest fashion items around are also the most dangerous.
Monday - 11/18/2013, 07:52am EST
In the future, more and more people will use statins.
Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 02:54am EST
We may share a name, but I have to admit I never felt any real connection to Paula Abdul. That is, until now.
Friday - 11/08/2013, 10:24am EST
Too many of us remain painfully unaware of the danger posed by earphones and their modern offspring: earbuds. And we can learn from the mistakes of some of rock's greatest legends.
Friday - 11/08/2013, 10:07am EST
Decades-old styrofoam continues to blight the Anacostia River and now the District is considering a ban on the ubiquitous foamy plastic.
Thursday - 11/07/2013, 04:21pm EST
Osteoporosis is an overlooked problem and under-diagnosed condition, which is becoming an important public health concern as the population ages.
Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 04:48am EST
At first glance, it looks like your average smartphone. But this palm-sized device is a medical marvel that has the potential to revolutionize treatment for Type 1 diabetes.
Thursday - 10/31/2013, 09:11am EDT
Like kids, parents are tempted to dig-in, but even those small "fun-sized" candy bars can do damage to the waistline.
Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 09:36am EDT
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommend children who suffer a concussion should take time off of school as well as from the playing field. And local doctors are working with area schools to expand concussion treatment to the classroom.
Monday - 10/28/2013, 08:16pm EDT