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Learning to live after trauma: Pentagon survivor offers hope to Navy Yard workers

He was in the Pentagon during the Sept. 11 terror attacks and was locked-down at the Navy Yard during Monday's shooting rampage. And this Navy officer turned psychologist from Ellicott City, tells his fellow survivors to embrace life in the wake of the shootings.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Tags: Navy Yard shooting, counseling, mental health, Sept. 11 terror attacks, Rafael Matos, pentagon, survivor

Largest cancer study in decades recruits from D.C. area, embarks in groundbreaking field

The American Cancer Society is embarking on long-term study in a ground-breaking field -- and if you have a few free minutes, you can help save a life.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:03am EDT

Tags: American Cancer Society, cancer, study

Navy Yard shooting: Helping your kids understand, cope with tragedy

It's hard enough for adults to get a handle on what happened Monday at the Navy Yard. For kids, it's even tougher.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 06:59am EDT

Tags: navy yard, children, shootings, Navy Yard shooting

For Navy Yard victims, healing mental wounds could take time

A local expert has some advice for the friends and family members of Navy Yard victims: be patient and be aware.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 03:39pm EDT

Tags: Navy Yard shooting, mental health, Inova Fairfax Hospital

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Ambient noise at coffeehouse stimulates creativity

The superior beans, roasting, and free Wi-Fi apparently aren't the only reasons many love hanging out in coffeehouses. Research shows the ambient noise enhances creativity.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 07:20am EDT

Tags: Coffitivity, Ace Callwood, coffee house,

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Clues to identify friends, family at risk for suicide

Shedding light on a hidden crisis: Suicides in America and how you can help.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 08:17am EDT

Tags: suicide prevention, CDC, District Psychotherapy, suicide

An unbreakable friendship forms amid the chaos of 9/11

They were strangers when Sept. 11, 2001, dawned over the Pentagon. But within hours, two lives intersected amid tragedy and chaos and a bond was forged that will never be broken.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 03:00pm EDT

Tags: Sept. 11, Sept. 11 terror attacks, medstar, Barbara Brown, pentagon, Racquel Kelley,

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Homemade baby food is a fresh alternative to store brands

Making homemade, fresh baby food is a simple and cost-effective alternative to store-bought products.

Monday - 09/09/2013, 08:41am EDT

Tags: Penn Quarter FRESHFARM Farmers Market, baby food

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The perfect midday snooze might not be a power nap

Sleep experts say there is a science to figuring how and when to get a little midday shuteye, and the most useful nap depends on what the napper needs.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 07:25am EDT

Tags: sleep, sleep deprivation, napping, work

Emerging brain surgery technology changes, saves lives

Sam Sandler may be a miracle. A new, minimally invasive procedure was able to remove a tumor lodged deep in his brain.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 05:01am EDT

Tags: sam sandler, brain tumor, george washington university, Zachary Litvack

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