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Groups aims to properly fit driver's seats

Most people wouldn't take a baby or small child on a drive without a proper car seat. But what about the driver's seat?

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 05:22am EST

Tags: car fit, drive, cars, commute, travel,

Child allergies rise, and local states lead the nation in life-saving prevention

President Obama recently signed legislation encouraging states to keep emergency medicine in schools to give any student who gets a life-threatening allergic reaction, even if that child has no prescription for the drug. Maryland and Virginia are ahead of the curve.

Monday - 12/16/2013, 05:11am EST

Tags: child allergies, allergy, food allergy, Hemant Sharma

Nats stars plus gingerbread equals joy for sick children

Nationals players attended a Christmas party for children with cancer and blood disorders at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Tuesday.

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 09:03am EST

Tags: childhood cancer, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Nationals, Ross Detwiler, Christmas, Denard Span

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, 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,

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Todd Eckley, Independence Square, Geet Jeswani

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