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Through the heat and the haze of the Washington region, you can spot some hardcore fitness fanatics running, walking, cycling or playing golf or tennis outside. But there comes a time when it's best to take physical activity inside.
The not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial touched a raw nerve for many in the African-American community. The morning after the acquittal, they sought solace at church.
Thirty years ago, the helicopters in the small MedSTAR Transport fleet would land near accident scenes, stabilize the victims and then get them to a trauma care center. Today, a MedSTAR helicopter patient is more likely to be someone who is in critical condition at a small community hospital and in dire need of life-saving, specialized care.
The summer weather is uncomfortable for most people in the Washington area, but for those with asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions, the season can be downright dangerous.
Combining over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs with hot-weather exercise or alcoholic beverages can have serious implications for your kidneys.
The National Mall's Fourth of July alcohol ban is helping keep the local emergency rooms less hectic on the holiday.
Food is a central component to many Fourth of July celebrations. And cooking and eating outside in the sunny summer weather is a popular way to enjoy the holiday. But this can mean trouble. Food that sits in the heat too long can be a breeding ground for the bacteria that causes food poisoning.
Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services say a computer-generated figure - or avatar - can serve as an alter ego for dieters, enabling them to gain the skills necessary to drop pounds.
To many people, they are wonder drugs, but a class of common painkillers can do real damage when used to excess.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 19 million Americans come down with sexually transmitted infections each year. Roughly half are between the ages of 15 and 24.
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