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America feels its weight: Knee replacements on the rise

The U.S. obesity epidemic is not doing great things for knees. Total knee replacements more than tripled between 1993 and 2009.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 08:35am EDT

Tags: knee replacement, Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Robert Bunning, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery,

Hepatitis C: A killer few know much about

It is a virus that kills more people each year than AIDS, and yet most know little about it: Hepatitis C.

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 02:16am EDT

Tags: hepatitis C, blood,

Diet drinks more effective than water in weight loss

A new study finds that diet drinks may be more effective than water in aiding weight loss.

Monday - 06/02/2014, 04:59am EDT

Tags: weight loss, diet soda, dieting,

Get kids hooked on vegetables early

It's said to be best to teach kids to swim before they develop a fear of water, and the same thing holds true for vegetables -- the sooner they start eating them, the better.

Sunday - 06/01/2014, 07:08am EDT

Tags: vegetables,

Human testing to be done on whether technically dead can be revived

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel. But it just might be the future of trauma medicine.

Friday - 05/30/2014, 06:35am EDT

Tags: FDA, death cure

Va. congressman wants all cosmetic animal testing banned

Mascara, shampoo and nail polish are just a few of the cosmetics that have to meet pretty stiff safety standards in the U.S.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 06:10am EDT

Tags: cosmetics, animal testing, Jim Moran

Tips and technologies for keeping skin safe in the summer sun

After a winter that would not end, the first big beach and pool weekend of the year is finally here. And that means it's time to slather on the sunscreen.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 02:35am EDT

Tags: sun, sunscreen,

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,

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