Heart & Health
The eyes may be windows to the soul, but a quick check-up and they can tell doctors a lot about overall health.
Twelve-year-old Darwin Wafoymungu could never do the simple things most boys his age could do.
Currently, an estimated 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and about 34 million more are at risk. Start early to prevent brittle bones.
Bike helmets for kids are the law in the D.C. metro area. And while children may complain about wearing them, there is no doubt a properly worn and fitted helmet can save a child's life.
The 42-year-old Lorton mom is one of the lucky ones. She beat ovarian cancer -- a disease often called "the silent killer."
New heart screening technology is giving doctors and their patients a glimpse into the future.
The women with "broken" hearts could not be a more diverse bunch. And yet their common illness binds them together.
Heart disease is deadly. It is also, in most cases, preventable.
There is no racial equality when it comes to heart disease.
Eileen Williams was a veteran Prince William County EMT, and then one day, she became the heart attack patient in the back of a county ambulance rushing to a hospital.
Doctors stress heart problems can run in families, and women need to know about their gene pool and take that information very seriously.
"There is a clot busting medication called TPA that is the only FDA-approved treatment for stroke. It is dependent on people getting to the hospital very early and being able to be treated very early," said Dr. Amie Hsia.
Katherine Leon's severe chest pains left doctors perplexed. But the pains kept coming and eventually she was diagnosed with spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD, a rare condition in which a coronary artery develops a tear.
Gail Mates turned her life around, and she says she did it for love, the love of her daughter.
Andrea Wongsam was 35 years old and 13 weeks pregnant when her life changed forever.