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Prescriptions for the strongest painkillers are soaring, even though the number of patients admitted with pain is up only slightly.
Diagnosed with celiac disease, a local pastry cook has fought for the job she loves and has turned her condition into an asset for a D.C. eatery and others with dietary restrictions by creating tasty gluten-free treats.
Seven years after a 12-year-old boy died of a dental infection, some parts of the Washington metro region still have a shortage of dentists. But a mobile dentist's office on wheels is offering help and hope -- one kid at a time.
A new study finds that obese teen girls perform worse on school standardized exams than girls with a healthy weight.
A research team has come up with a blood test that identifies those at risk of getting Alzheimer's disease within three years.
A doctor studying obesity has a prescription for ending the obesity epidemic.
Doctors think increased use of mobile devices by children is causing a growing number of cases of nearsightedness.
A lot of Americans are shelling out big money for a little -- or not so little -- nip and tuck.
More women die of heart disease than men. And while the risk factors are pretty much the same for both sexes, some conditions during pregnancy can increase a woman's chances of heart problems later on.
Laura Porter was a high school senior when she developed an eating disorder.
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