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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

Navy Yard shooting: Helping your kids understand, cope with tragedy

It's hard enough for adults to get a handle on what happened Monday at the Navy Yard. For kids, it's even tougher.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 06:59am EDT

Tags: Navy Yard, children, shootings, Navy Yard shooting

For Navy Yard victims, healing mental wounds could take time

A local expert has some advice for the friends and family members of Navy Yard victims: be patient and be aware.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 03:39pm EDT

Tags: Navy Yard shooting, mental health, Inova Fairfax Hospital

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Ambient noise at coffeehouse stimulates creativity

The superior beans, roasting, and free Wi-Fi apparently aren't the only reasons many love hanging out in coffeehouses. Research shows the ambient noise enhances creativity.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 07:20am EDT

Tags: Coffitivity, Ace Callwood, coffee house,

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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, cdc, District Psychotherapy, suicide

An unbreakable friendship forms amid the chaos of 9/11

They were strangers when Sept. 11, 2001, dawned over the Pentagon. But within hours, two lives intersected amid tragedy and chaos and a bond was forged that will never be broken.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 03:00pm EDT

Tags: Sept. 11, Sept. 11 terror attacks, medstar, Barbara Brown, pentagon, Racquel Kelley,

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Homemade baby food is a fresh alternative to store brands

Making homemade, fresh baby food is a simple and cost-effective alternative to store-bought products.

Monday - 09/09/2013, 08:41am EDT

Tags: Penn Quarter FRESHFARM Farmers Market, baby food

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The perfect midday snooze might not be a power nap

Sleep experts say there is a science to figuring how and when to get a little midday shuteye, and the most useful nap depends on what the napper needs.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 07:25am EDT

Tags: sleep, sleep deprivation, napping, work

Emerging brain surgery technology changes, saves lives

Sam Sandler may be a miracle. A new, minimally invasive procedure was able to remove a tumor lodged deep in his brain.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 05:01am EDT

Tags: sam sandler, brain tumor, george washington university, Zachary Litvack

Rental cars getting longer in the tooth

The Wall Street Journal says a lot of frequent travelers are getting cars with 35,000, even 50,000 miles on them.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 04:30am EDT

Tags: rental car, rental cars

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