Attention needle-phobes: New way to get a flu shot

A new kind of "ouchless" flu shot features a tiny needle less than a tenth of an inch in length and the width of a human hair.

Monday - 09/24/2012, 06:09am EDT

Are there long-term risks of heavy-backpack hunch?

It is a relatively new phenomenon - kids hunched over from the weight of their school backpacks. But doctors are already seeing disturbing signs.

Sunday - 09/16/2012, 05:12pm EDT

Young survivor fights for childhood cancer awareness in Congress

At 22, Trevor Schaefer is an advocate for children with cancer, and the inspiration behind "Trevor's Law," a bill now pending in Congress that would give governments more authority to determine if environmental toxins are causing clusters of kids in specific geographic areas to get cancer and other dangerous diseases.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 08:45am EDT

Americans spending more on prescription drugs

Americans are spending more on prescription drugs, despite the increasing availability of generics.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 05:00am EDT

Surgeon: Nats 'playing it safe' with Strasburg shutdown

Today is the day Nationals fans have been dreading. It's Stephen Strasburg's last home start of the season. Management is standing by its decision to shut down the pitching ace after 160 innings. WTOP talks with the chief of elbow surgery at Medstar Georgetown about the Nats' decision and why it was necessary.

Friday - 09/07/2012, 04:32am EDT

Keep kids healthy this back-to-school season

Dr. Erik Schobitz, a pediatric emergency room physician at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, offers advice to parents.

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 08:08am EDT

Blog: Running rut? Take a break with a bike

I learned something this summer on my often- bumpy trail to my first Marine Corps Marathon. To be a runner, especially a marathoner, you can't just run.

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 08:54am EDT

Back to school? Check your child's immunizations

It's back-to-school time and for many parents that means making sure their children's immunizations are up-to- date.

Monday - 08/20/2012, 07:45am EDT

Hot Olympic accessory Kinesio tape has critics

A physical therapist at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital is skeptical about the real benefits of Kinesio tape.

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 05:52am EDT

Do bagged salads and cantaloupes need to be washed?

When using bagged, pre-washed greens, don't assume they're good straight from the bag.

Monday - 08/13/2012, 07:24am EDT

When it comes to your brain: Use it or lose it

Those little memory lapses, like forgetting names or losing keys, are aggravating for some people and worrisome for others. But there is a way to fight back.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 08:38am EDT

D.C. doctor goes from Olympian to orthopedics

When David Johnson sees the Olympics, he sees a "magical place" in his life.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 06:02am EDT

Blog: On the run - and on the road

How do you stay on track when your week at the beach falls in the middle training for your first marathon?

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 04:37am EDT

More kids visit ER for accidental medication ingestion

More and more children are ending up in emergency rooms after accidentally taking medications designed for adults.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 08:43am EDT

Survivors aging with HIV

WTOP's Paula Wolfson reports

Saturday - 07/28/2012, 10:20am EDT


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