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Sunglasses are not an accessory -- they're a health necessity

It seems people who live in the D.C. area are really bad about wearing their shades.

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 05:02am EDT

Tags: sunglasses, macular degeneration, Lindsay Smithen

ECHOworks helps those with disabilities find jobs

The local nonprofit group ECHO helps people with disabilities get job training and find work placement.

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 05:13am EDT

Tags: ECHOworks, ECHO, dulles greenway, Drive for Charity,

'Mammovan' ready to screen for breast cancer

D.C. has the highest breast cancer death rate in the country, and leading the drive to save lives is a big white van with painted pink ribbons.

Friday - 05/09/2014, 02:48am EDT

Tags: mammovan, breast cancer,

For melanoma survivors, May 5 holds special significance

On average, one American dies from melanoma every hour.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 04:37am EDT

Tags: melanoma, Timna Understein, Andrea Morris, skin cancer

Think e-cigarettes are safer than ordinary cigarettes?

The makers of e-cigarettes claim they are a safer alternative to the real thing. But new research shows they are not danger free.

Sunday - 05/04/2014, 03:13pm EDT

Tags: e-cigarettes, Food and Drug Administration, Nicotine and Tobacco Research,

National History Museum's Dinosaur Hall closing for major renovation

The great Dinosaur Hall at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is getting a major facelift.

Sunday - 04/27/2014, 06:19pm EDT

Tags: Natural History Museum, Smithsonian, T-Rex,

Do violent video games make children violent?

A new study looks at whether children who play violent video games demonstrate more violent or aggressive behavior, longterm.

Friday - 04/25/2014, 02:11pm EDT

Tags: american academy of pediatrics, video games, children

A look back over 30 years of AIDS

Before AIDS got its name, it was a mystery disease killing mostly young, homosexual men in a horrible way -- and no one knew why.

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 09:41am EDT

Tags: Robert Gallo, AIDS

Will grieving parents get a break from Congress?

The Parental Bereavement Act would protect guardians who take time from work to grieve for their deceased children.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 04:33am EDT

Tags: Barry Kluger, Kelly Farley, Parental Bereavement Act

ER doc recounts 'shocking' aftermath of Boston Marathon bombing

Dr. Leana Wen's memories of the Boston Marathon bombing are fresh in her mind, a year after the life-changing tragedy.

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 11:29am EDT

Tags: Boston Marathon bombing, Leana Wen, emergency room

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