Heart & Health
People don't have to put in long sessions at the gym to reap the health benefits of being active, according to a new study.
Coca-Cola became one of the world's most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it's taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity.
For a long time, the conventional wisdom was that the cold weather was to blame for the rise in heart-related deaths during the winter, but recent research shows that is not necessarily the case.
Sharon Begley, senior U.S. health and science correspondent for Reuters
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association starts a three-week Sodium Swap Challenge to help people train their taste buds to not want as many salty foods.
An early start to the flu season and a strain that has caused more severe cases in past years is setting the region up for a nasty flu season.
Maryland health officials have confirmed the state's first hypothermia-related death of the winter.
It can be tough to find the perfect present, and even more so when the recipient is dealing with a serious illness. Here are some gift ideas for cancer patients.
Now there may be an even better reason for consuming foods like red meat, red wine, dark chocolate and coffee. It turns out these foods don't just taste great, they also pack some amazing health benefits.
Friends could be that powerful tool that fights off illness and depression, helps you recover faster, age slower and perhaps even live longer.
So far, the Washington area is in the midst of a normal flu season. But if national trends hold, that is likely to change. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that the 2012- 2013 flu season is hitting early and hard. And widespread outbreaks are already being reported in several states.
The nation's childhood obesity epidemic is putting kids at increased risk for a very adult disease: Type 2 diabetes, usually seen in severely overweight adults.
Daily Dose with Dr. Oz
WTOP's Paula Wolfson chronicled her quest for a Marine Corps Marathon finisher's medal in her "On the Run" blog. She now turns her attention to the athletic pursuits of others and the challenge of mixing family, work and fitness in our busy lives "on the run."
New research is highlighting the growing importance of Vitamin D, which is often called the "sunshine" vitamin.
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