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Coping with Crohn's: Student talks about living with the disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal, or digestive, tract. But for a kid, it translates to so much more.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 08:09am EST

Tags: Leah Packer, health, Crohn

Home health: How to avoid germ hot spots in your home

With cold and flu season in full force, many make extra effort to keep homes germ-free. But there are still items that may be overlooked.

Monday - 01/13/2014, 04:46am EST

Tags: germs, flu,

Jan. 11, 1964: A watershed moment against smoking

There was a time in America when smoking was considered glamorous and safe.

Friday - 01/10/2014, 06:53pm EST

Tags: smoking, malboro men, surgeon general

Flu season could hit working adults hardest

This flu season, the predominant strain is the H1N1 virus, and that could mean big trouble for businesses.

Monday - 01/06/2014, 07:58am EST

Tags: flu season, H1N1,

Forget the fads: Ancient Greek diet may be healthiest

Like Greek yogurt? You're on to something.

Monday - 01/06/2014, 04:28am EST

Tags: diet, eating, Mediterranean diet

Ski helmet use on the rise, injury rates flat

Formula One racing great Michael Schumacher is the latest celebrity to suffer a life-threatening brain injury while skiing with a helmet. Although ski helmet use is up, the rate of severe brain injuries is unchanged.

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 09:18pm EST

Tags: skiing, helmet, Michael Schumacher, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, brain injury

Rabies scare urges pet owners into action

After a growing number of rabies cases have been reported in the area, pet owners want to know how to keep their cats and dogs safe from the deadly virus.

Tuesday - 12/31/2013, 04:04pm EST

Tags: rabies, Dr. Pawz, veterinarian, Pets

2013: A breakthrough year in cancer research

For the fight against cancer, 2013 was a year of progress and there are indications that some big breakthroughs are on the way.

Monday - 12/30/2013, 02:58am EST

Tags: cancer, cancer research

D.C. Jewish Community Center volunteers lend a hand for the holidays

Volunteers of all faiths lend their time and talents for the holidays.

Sunday - 12/29/2013, 11:56am EST

Tags: Christmas, volunteering, Makela,

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Watch out for high-calorie fast food snacks

Snacks and smaller items sold at your favorite fast food restaurants don't necessarily mean they are lower in calories than purchasing a full meal. So how can you navigate the menus and still find healthier options?

Friday - 12/27/2013, 09:19am EST

Tags: diet, fast food, eating, Paul Kita,

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