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Getting a good night's sleep is so important, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls "insufficient" sleep a public health epidemic. New technology may be part of the problem.
The partial shutdown of the federal government may be over, but the health effects are likely to linger.
No fun in the sun for Montgomery County's pooches. The Recreation Department is canceling its popular Pooch Pool Party due to the spread of dog influenza.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says excessive drinking is costing the nation billions. And the highest tab per person is in Washington, D.C.
Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important things you can do to to combat the spread of disease. Some people use alcohol-based hand sanitizers; others swear by old-fashioned soap and water.
A simple test can detect early signs of heart disease, but insurance does not not cover it. The chief of cardiology at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital calls it "a mammogram for the heart."
Most people think strokes are only a health problem among senior citizens, but they can also strike the young. It happened to WTOP reporter Jamie Forzato, who suffered a stroke on the eve of her 19th birthday.
An early start to the flu season and a strain that has caused more severe cases in past years is setting the region up for a nasty flu season.
Isolated, but more severe cases of West Nile have occurred this year and doctors believe the virus may be mutating.