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Some heart month tips for talking to your doctor

This is the time of year when we focus on matters of the heart.

Sunday - 02/09/2014, 09:01pm EST

Tags: American Heart Month, Dr.Proshat Nikou, Adventist Medical Group

Shutdown could make unpredictable flu even dicier

Tracking the flu could be complicated because of the government shutdown.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 05:31am EDT

Tags: flu, flu shot, flu tracker, Kristi King

Is climate change affecting your health?

Wind, heat, rain, snow and severe storms have long been blamed for interruptions to the nation's overall infrastructure, but federal and state officials are more carefully studying changing weather patterns as a direct threat to human health.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 08:32am EDT

Tags: climate change, weather, extreme weather, Health, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Rachel Nania

Clues to identify friends, family at risk for suicide

Shedding light on a hidden crisis: Suicides in America and how you can help.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 08:17am EDT

Tags: suicide prevention, District Psychotherapy, Paula Wolfson, suicide

CDC: D.C. sees highest rate in U.S. of preventable cardiovascular disease deaths

Of all of the states in the U.S., D.C. saw the highest rate of preventable deaths from heart disease, stroke and hypertensive disease in 2010 at rate of 99.6 per 100,000 population, the CDC reports.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 08:40am EDT

Tags: heart attack, heart disease, Stroke, high blood pressure, D.C., preventable deaths

Officials warn of 'dog flu' in Montgomery County after two canine deaths

Officials warn about the spread of the dog flu, which could kill your pet.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 09:07am EDT

Tags: dog flu, Canine influenza, Montgomery Parks,

Keeping the cold away during the school year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says colds are the main reason why children miss school. In fact, 22 million school days are lost each year because of the common cold.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 04:49am EDT

Tags: cold, back-to-school, Health, Paula Wolfson, cough

Tuberculosis not a worry for students headed back to school

Dr. Roberta DeBiasi, chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's National Medical Center, says there is no need for panic over the threat of tuberculosis now that classes are beginning again.

Monday - 08/19/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Tags: TB, tuberculosis, Paula Wolfson, school, back to school, Health, Children

How to avoid contracting a brain-eating amoeba

Although, the chances of contracting an amoeba that will attack your brain and central nervous system are slim, a wilderness and travel medicine expert offers some simple advice to avoid the rare infection.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 06:32pm EDT

Tags: brain infection, amoeba, contamination, Bowling Green State University, Travis Heggie, public health


District teens educate peers on safe sex

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 19 million Americans come down with sexually transmitted infections each year. Roughly half are between the ages of 15 and 24.

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 08:38am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, Teen Sex, Metro TeenAIDS, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, STDs

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