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The future of allergy treatments: No more shots

Many have had to endure repeated allergy shots, particularly for hay fever. But those injections could be replaced by a simple pill or a drop placed under the tongue.

Monday - 12/23/2013, 06:45am EST

Tags: paula wolfson, Hemant Sharma, allergies, Children

Reduced fat? Learn what those labels really mean

You know it's important to check food labels when you go grocery shopping. But how much of that information is fact and how much is hype?

Friday - 12/20/2013, 05:19am EST

Tags: food labels, paula wolfson, reduced fat

Groups aims to properly fit driver's seats

Most people wouldn't take a baby or small child on a drive without a proper car seat. But what about the driver's seat?

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 05:22am EST

Tags: car fit, drive, cars, commute, travel, paula wolfson

Child allergies rise, and local states lead the nation in life-saving prevention

President Obama recently signed legislation encouraging states to keep emergency medicine in schools to give any student who gets a life-threatening allergic reaction, even if that child has no prescription for the drug. Maryland and Virginia are ahead of the curve.

Monday - 12/16/2013, 05:11am EST

Tags: paula wolfson, child allergies, allergy, food allergy, Hemant Sharma

Nats stars plus gingerbread equals joy for sick children

Nationals players attended a Christmas party for children with cancer and blood disorders at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Tuesday.

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 09:03am EST

Tags: childhood cancer, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Nationals, Ross Detwiler, paula wolfson, Christmas, Denard Span

Rest, hygiene and hydration key to holiday health

Getting sick during the holidays is the last thing anybody wants. But so many people get worn down that it doesn't take much for a scratchy throat and sniffles to kick in.

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 05:37am EST

Tags: Christmas, Holidays, one medical group, paula wolfson, flu, staying well during holidays, Will Kimbrough

As baby boomers age, driving becomes a concern

Every day, more than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 and join the ever-expanding ranks of senior drivers in the United States.

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 10:57am EST

Tags: AAA Mid-Atlantic, Elin Schold Davis, driving, seniors, paula wolfson

5:2 Diet: 'Fast' diet a new way to prevent weight gain this holiday?

A new fad diet has the attention of holiday overeaters to keep the pounds at bay. But is it the best option to manage your weight during this season of parties and treats?

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 01:28pm EST

Tags: dieting, weight gain, paula wolfson, Health, 5:2 Diet, Fast Diet

Ready, set, click! It's time for Cyber Monday

It's Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year when there are plenty of bargains out there, if you know where to look.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 04:40am EST

Tags: Cyber Monday, paula wolfson, RetailMeNot.com, Trae Bodge

Tips for safely storing and reheating all those leftovers

A lot of refrigerators are stuffed the morning after Thanksgiving with all kinds of remnants of the big holiday meal. Storing all that food properly is important.

Friday - 11/29/2013, 05:03am EST

Tags: leftovers, Thanksgiving dinner, paula wolfson, food safety

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