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Shutdown's lingering effects may make you sick

The partial shutdown of the federal government may be over, but the health effects are likely to linger.

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 05:15pm EDT

Tags: flu season, flu shots, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Public Health Association

Using frequent-flier miles? You need a plan

Travelers need a detailed strategy to book a trip using frequent-flier miles.

Monday - 10/14/2013, 08:04am EDT

Tags: frequent flier, Gary Leff, reward miles, airlines

Getting rid of gray hair could be just a pill away

There are supplements on the market that help protect joints, bones and hearts. Now there are some that claim to keep hair from going gray.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 06:47am EDT

Tags: gray hair, pills,

Halted Medicaid payments threaten D.C. children's health

The youngest victims of the shutdown, children, will bear the brunt of a halt in Medicaid payments in D.C. Without the payments, children's access to routine medical care, vaccinations and other health services are threatened.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:29pm EDT

Tags: Medicaid, shutdown, Childrens National Medical Center,

U.Md. has ties to Nobel physics winners

The University of Maryland Physics Department has a link to a Nobel Prize for physics.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 05:37pm EDT

Tags: Nobel Prize, Higgs boson, University of Maryland, physics,

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Pulse oximetry test: 'ET'-like light could save babies

It's every new parent's nightmare: a healthy baby goes home from the hospital and within days turns blue and struggles to breathe.

Monday - 10/07/2013, 06:59am EDT

Tags: pulse oximetry, babies, parenting, Gerald Martin

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,

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