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Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus detected in D.C. area

The 2014 West Nile virus season is underway in the D.C. region, and mosquitoes carrying the virus have been detected in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 08:27am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, mosquitoes, West Nile virus, Prince William County, Woodbridge, Va.

How summer's heat leads to uptick in emergency room trips

Summer weekends are time to have fun. But some people's revelry can land them in the emergency room.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 08:22am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, emergency room, Emergency Physician at Washington Adventist Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, Dr. Terry Jodire, Dr. Robert Shesser, George Washington University.

Bicyclists ride in response to 'The Washington Post' column

The cars versus bicyclist debate on area roads has reached a fever pitch sparked by a controversial commentary by Washington Post Columnist Courtland Milloy titled "Bicyclist bullies try to rule the road in D.C."

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 07:19pm EDT

Tags: Washington Post, bicyclists, bikers, Courtland Milloy, Kristi King

America votes for top hero dog

Meet the eight finalists for the 2014 American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 05:53pm EDT

Tags: dogs, Hero Dogs, Kristi King

Survey reveals ticks uncommon to area inhabit Montgomery County

A recent tick survey out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, reveals a type of tick not common to the area inhabits a Montgomery County park and that there are a number of tick varieties infected with pathogens capable of making people sick.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 09:25am EDT

Tags: ticks, tick, lyme disease, Quince Orchard Park, Ahmed Kilani, Kristi King

Parasite strikes young crabs with deadly results

A disease that is nearly always fatal to blue crabs is affecting the young crab population in the Chesapeake Bay, says Jeff Shields, a scientist with the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 08:54am EDT

Tags: crabs, Hematodinium, crab disease, Kristi King

How to help pets fight fireworks anxiety

Fireworks can traumatize pets, but owners can take steps to make sure this Fourth of July is a fun and safe one for their furry friends.

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 09:08am EDT

Tags: dogs, pets, fireworks, Fourth of July, Katy Nelson, Kristi King

How to stay healthy on your vacation

Too much sun and heat are common causes of vacation ailments. But tropical diseases like mosquito-borne illness can lurk much closer to home.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 03:56pm EDT

Tags: vacation, mosquitoes, summer, Anthony Fauci, NIH, cdc, Kristi King

Not so fast, the Fort Reno concert series could still happen

A D.C. councilwoman tells WTOP that she will press for answers.

Friday - 06/27/2014, 02:44pm EDT

Tags: Fort Reno, Fort Reno Summer Concert Series, Chris Van Hollen, U.S. Park Police, National Park Service, Kristi King

Fairfax County holds hurricane emergency drill

Fairfax County on Thursday will respond to areas as though a hurricane has struck.

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 07:12am EDT

Tags: Fairfax County, emergency drill, Kristi King

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