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D.C. bucks U.S.'s sedentary trend

Washington, D.C., may also be the physical fitness capital of the nation.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 04:50am EDT

Tags: CDC, exercise, physical fitness, sedentary

Local travelers rethink trips to Israel

Families with children on trips to Israel are debating whether to bring their traveler home and airlines are dropping change fees as the violence continues in the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 05:23pm EDT

Tags: Israel, gaza strip, international travel,

Genetic research shows promise against cardiovascular disease

Genetic research has led to all kinds of advances in treating cancer. And now it's showing great promise in beating the biggest killer in America -- cardiovascular disease.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 05:42am EDT

Tags: health, Dr. Allen Taylor, MedStar Heart Institute, cardiovascular disease

Medical center makes training advances: 'When the mission is patients first, you don't try first on patients'

It's a new approach to medical training: A special high-tech center where doctors from around the region can learn new skills or improve their technique without touching an actual patient.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 10:01am EDT

Tags: SITEL, Terry Fairbanks, MedStar Simulation Training and Education Lab

New report offers guidance for parenting kids with ADHD

Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders are at a high risk of developing substance abuse problems later. And the American Academy of Pediatrics is out with additional guidance for doctors designed to help reverse that troubling trend.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 09:04pm EDT

Tags: adhd, substance abuse

Summer may make sleep problems worse

For many people with sleep problems, this may be the toughest time of the year.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 04:33am EDT

Tags: sleep, sleep pattern, summer

Study: Breast cancer could be linked to high cholesterol

British researchers say there may be a link between high cholesterol and the risk of breast cancer.

Sunday - 07/06/2014, 02:30pm EDT

Tags: breast cancer, cholesterol, statins,

Tips to treat that summer sunburn

Sunburn: The holiday weekend souvenir that nobody wants. A D.C. dermatologist has tips to care for and soothe those sore arms and shoulders.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 04:09pm EDT

Tags: sunburn, dermatology

What to know about the region's air quality

You might be surprised at where the region ranks for air quality, according to ABC7's Ryan Miller.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 05:05am EDT

Tags: Ryan Miller, air quality, Meteorologist, code orange, Code yellow, Code Red

Dedicated soccer fans could be at risk for heart attacks

If the intensity of the big game is too much, you may need a time-out.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 05:29am EDT

Tags: World Cup, Dr. Warren Levy, health

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