Eyes are the windows to your health

The eyes may be windows to the soul, but a quick check-up and they can tell doctors a lot about overall health.

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 06:34am EDT

Ugandan children get new lease on life at D.C. hospital

Twelve-year-old Darwin Wafoymungu could never do the simple things most boys his age could do.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 12:52pm EDT

Lifestyle choices key to osteoporosis prevention

Currently, an estimated 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and about 34 million more are at risk. Start early to prevent brittle bones.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 04:54am EDT

Tips to find the right bike helmet for kids

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.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 05:18am EDT

Cancer survivor runs for awareness

The 42-year-old Lorton mom is one of the lucky ones. She beat ovarian cancer -- a disease often called "the silent killer."

Friday - 05/11/2012, 05:07am EDT

Ultrasound technology brings new hope to fighting heart disease

New heart screening technology is giving doctors and their patients a glimpse into the future.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 07:22am EDT

Heart disease survivors form 'sisterhood'

The women with "broken" hearts could not be a more diverse bunch. And yet their common illness binds them together.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 06:43am EST

Fighting heart disease one snack at a time

Heart disease is deadly. It is also, in most cases, preventable.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 03:42am EST

Black women at higher risk for heart disease

There is no racial equality when it comes to heart disease.

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:22am EST

EMT becomes cardiac patient, spreads hope to others

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.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 04:47am EST

Does heart disease run in your family?

Doctors stress heart problems can run in families, and women need to know about their gene pool and take that information very seriously.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 04:27am EST

Stroke: The other cardiovascular disease

"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.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 06:12pm EST

Heart problems baffle doctors when the condition is rare

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.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 06:05am EST

Daughter to mom: Don't go to 'grave with a knife and a fork'

Gail Mates turned her life around, and she says she did it for love, the love of her daughter.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:09am EST

A survivor: Md. woman urges education on heart health

Andrea Wongsam was 35 years old and 13 weeks pregnant when her life changed forever.

Monday - 02/06/2012, 04:24am EST
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