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How safe are those back-up generators?

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Scott Graham says generators should never be used in an enclosed area.

Sunday - 10/06/2013, 07:27pm EDT

Tags: carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide detectors, gas leak,

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Coping with the shutdown: The best medicine is laughter

A lot of federal workers are dealing with feelings of anxiety, angst and even sadness, but there are ways to beat the shutdown blues.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 09:18am EDT

Tags: shutdown, furlough, Thomas Wise, depression

Walter Reed open, but expect some changes

The military is on duty during the government shutdown and so are local military hospitals - but it's not business as usual.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 08:17am EDT

Tags: shutdown, military hospital, va hospital

WTOP Answer Desk: Health care exchanges open

It's a big step forward for the Affordable Care Act and a lot of people have questions. The WTOP Answer Desk is here to help.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 04:26am EDT

Tags: healthcare, healthcare exchanges, Obamacare, health insurance,

Affordable Care Act: The who, how and what of upcoming health care law

A guide for health care choices.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 07:15am EDT

Tags: health insurance, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act

Study finds accumulation of chemical compound from house furniture remains a health threat

They sit in our homes like beloved antiques from the disco era. But there is good reason to avoid those old foam-stuffed couches.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 09:36am EDT

Tags: PBDEs, flame retardant, chemicals, health, environmental health, Ami Zota

Software for iPad detects physical problems, pain

New motion analysis software, loaded onto an iPad, can help athletes and their trainers figure out why they're not performing up to their potential. Local company Spark Motion's clients include NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL team.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 08:21am EDT

Tags: David Gottfeld, Spark Motion, iPad, physical therapy, Neal Augenstein,

Finding faith during times of tragedy

When difficult situations - such as the Navy Yard shooting - strike, finding strength to move on can be difficult.

Sunday - 09/22/2013, 08:54am EDT

Tags: Navy Yard shooting, faith, Reverend Dexter Nutall,

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Learning to live after trauma: Pentagon survivor offers hope to Navy Yard workers

He was in the Pentagon during the Sept. 11 terror attacks and was locked-down at the Navy Yard during Monday's shooting rampage. And this Navy officer turned psychologist from Ellicott City, tells his fellow survivors to embrace life in the wake of the shootings.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Tags: Navy Yard shooting, counseling, mental health, Sept. 11 terror attacks, Rafael Matos, pentagon, survivor

Largest cancer study in decades recruits from D.C. area, embarks in groundbreaking field

The American Cancer Society is embarking on long-term study in a ground-breaking field -- and if you have a few free minutes, you can help save a life.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:03am EDT

Tags: American Cancer Society, cancer, study

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