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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, paula wolfson, 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, paula wolfson

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, paula wolfson

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: paula wolfson, 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, paula wolfson, 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, paula wolfson, 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, paula wolfson

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, paula wolfson

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, paula wolfson

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, paula wolfson

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