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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

Tanning may be addictive

Too many people are basking in the sun for hours on end, despite warnings of the dangers of tanning. It may well be that for them, the sun's UV rays are addictive.

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 04:46pm EDT

Tags: tanning, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Study: Dry eyes could be attributed to computer use

There's yet another problem linked to too much screen time.

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 05:14am EDT

Tags: tears, eyes, Binita Tailor

Pediatricians urge parents to read to infants

Pediatricians offer guidance on everything from vaccinations to car seats. Now, they're urging parents to read aloud to their children from the time they are infants.

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 05:42pm EDT

Tags: reading, pediatricians, reach out and read, too small to fail

After brother's suicide, Montgomery County woman looks to prevent others

Alison Malmon envisioned a place where students could talk openly about mental health issues. Now, "Active Minds" has a national chapter.

Monday - 06/23/2014, 01:55pm EDT

Tags: Alison Malmon, Brian Malmon, suicide, suicide prevention,

Getting kids to sleep during the summer

Elementary school-aged children should get at least 10 hours of sleep per night. Toddlers need even more.

Sunday - 06/22/2014, 02:29pm EDT

Tags: sleep,

Type of drowning kills hours after submersion

What many parents may not realize is there is a form of drowning that's deceptive and kills over time.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 06:06am EDT

Tags: drowning, health, water, swimming, children, parenting

Running expert: Take it easy in the heat

Anyone who exercises outdoors in the heat needs to remember that their body is working hard to keep cool.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 05:43am EDT

Tags: heat, exercise, Jeff Horowitz, running

Diabetes cases on the rise locally

More and more of us are getting diabetes.

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 01:12pm EDT

Tags: diabetes, MedStar Diabetes Institute, Gretchen Youssef

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Following cardiac arrest, Arlington man launches 'HeartGeek' blog

Paul Maher didn't take care of himself, but he didn't think he'd have a heart attack so soon.

Monday - 06/09/2014, 07:24am EDT

Tags: Paul Maher, Dr. Warren Levy, Heartgeek,

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