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Heading back to school should be exciting for students, not harmful to their health. But a common school supply is causing some serious damage.
Internal memos obtained by USA Today show that operating room hours have been cut, mental health beds reduced and routine appointments delayed.
Here's one big item that should be at the top of any family's back-to-school checklist: making sure the kids have all their required shots.
For select breast cancer patients, there is now an alternative to the traditional six weeks of radiation therapy and its accompanying side effects. The chief of breast surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital calls it a "big advance."
It can be tough for anyone to lose weight -- especially someone who works with food for a living. But a group of big names on the local restaurant scene say they are up for the challenge.
There is a gender gap at the gym -- a great divide of sorts. The weight room tends to be mostly made up of men, while exercise classes are dominated by women.
High technology has made many types of surgery more precise and effective -- and in some cases, far less invasive. But all this innovation also has created some problems.
Local celebrity chef Mike Isabella is dropping pounds with some help from the menu at his new 14th Street, N.W. restaurant, Kapnos.
Lyme disease infection rates in this region are among the highest in the country, and the disease is beginning to show up in areas where it was seldom seen before.
Two new weight loss medications have hit the market within the last year, but neither has shown signs of becoming a blockbuster drug.
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