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Study: Avatars encourage women to lose weight

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services say a computer-generated figure - or avatar - can serve as an alter ego for dieters, enabling them to gain the skills necessary to drop pounds.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 03:58am EDT

Tags: weight loss, George Washington University, Melissa Napolitano, Journal of Diabetes and Science and Technology, paula wolfson, dieting, avatar

Walking cuts risk of Type 2 diabetes in seniors

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services say a 15-minute walk, three times a day after meals, helps seniors keep their blood sugar levels in-check and cuts their risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 04:31am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, walking, Diabetes Care, George Washington University, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, Loretta DiPietro, seniors

Graduations to cause weekend traffic delays

Construction along Interstate 95, bridge work, more track work and several area university commencement ceremonies will delay travelers this weekend. That and more in your Weekend Wakeup.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 07:49pm EDT

Tags: Weekend Wakeup, Metro, track work, 95 Express Lanes Project, University of Maryland, George Mason University, George Washington University, graduation, dave dildine

Jose Andres teaches final class at George Washington University

Imagine having a world-famous chef as a college instructor -- and no, it's not cooking school.

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 11:29am EDT

Tags: Bob Madigan, jose andres, George Washington University, paella

Exercise helps teens quit smoking

A George Washington University study finds the best success comes when teens combine exercise with a quit smoking program.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 07:54am EDT

Tags: George Washington University, exercise, smoking, cigarettes

Energy drinks mixed with alcohol a growing concern among youth

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks is a disturbing trend among college students, local health experts say, and there is a growing concern that younger siblings may follow their lead.

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 12:34pm EDT

Tags: alcohol, energy drink, George Washington University, paula wolfson, Children

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Green D.C. home to take 2,700-mile journey

Catholic University of America was issued a permit Friday to construct a single-family "unit" at 620 Michigan Ave. NE, on its campus. New student housing? Faculty residence? Nope.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 10:43am EST

Tags: Catholic University, George Washington University, American University, Team Capitol D.C.

Breast cancer experts: It's time to study environmental impact

A committee of breast cancer researchers recently published a list of recommendations for ways to expand funding and breast cancer studies on possible causes of the disease. Scientists, government officials and advocates are now trying to find ways to implement them.

Saturday - 02/16/2013, 09:51pm EST

Tags: breast cancer, George Washington University, research funding, National Institutes of Health, paula wolfson

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