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Rest, hygiene and hydration key to holiday health

Getting sick during the holidays is the last thing anybody wants. But so many people get worn down that it doesn't take much for a scratchy throat and sniffles to kick in.

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 05:37am EST

Tags: Christmas, holidays, one medical group, Paula Wolfson, flu, staying well during holidays, Will Kimbrough

As baby boomers age, driving becomes a concern

Every day, more than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 and join the ever-expanding ranks of senior drivers in the United States.

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 10:57am EST

Tags: AAA Mid-Atlantic, Elin Schold Davis, driving, seniors, Paula Wolfson

5:2 Diet: 'Fast' diet a new way to prevent weight gain this holiday?

A new fad diet has the attention of holiday overeaters to keep the pounds at bay. But is it the best option to manage your weight during this season of parties and treats?

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 01:28pm EST

Tags: dieting, weight gain, Paula Wolfson, health, 5:2 Diet, Fast Diet

Ready, set, click! It's time for Cyber Monday

It's Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year when there are plenty of bargains out there, if you know where to look.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 04:40am EST

Tags: Cyber Monday, Paula Wolfson, Retailmenot.com, Trae Bodge

Tips for safely storing and reheating all those leftovers

A lot of refrigerators are stuffed the morning after Thanksgiving with all kinds of remnants of the big holiday meal. Storing all that food properly is important.

Friday - 11/29/2013, 05:03am EST

Tags: leftovers, Thanksgiving dinner, Paula Wolfson, food safety

Men sport facial hair to bring attention to health concerns

Bringing attention to men's health problems is personal for two WTOP staffers.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 03:46pm EST

Tags: moustache, beard, Movember, Paula Wolfson, Men, Chris Cichon, Kerry Walter

Patients gain independence at local hospital's 'movie-set' center

At MedStar's National Rehabilitation Hospital, patients practice daily skills to regain their independence.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 07:27am EST

Tags: National Rehabilitation Hospital, Paula Wolfson, Todd Eckley, Independence Square, Geet Jeswani

Hitting the road? Hit the sack first

Driving drowsy is a huge problem around the holidays.

Monday - 11/25/2013, 04:27am EST

Tags: sleep, sleep deprivation, driving, drowsy, drowsy driving, safe driving, Paula Wolfson

Tips on safely and properly using a room humidifier

When it's cold outside, the heat goes up. But that can result in irritated noses, throats and eyes, not to mention all that itchy skin. Portable room humidifiers can help put the moisture back in.

Sunday - 11/24/2013, 12:32pm EST

Tags: humidifiers, Paula Wolfson

Yoga's gentle practice is not devoid of injuries

Just because yoga is a practice that emphasizes graceful movements and peaceful thoughts, does not mean it is risk-free.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 07:13am EST

Tags: yoga, Paula Wolfson, Jill Abelson, injuries

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