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Ebola: D.C. area hospitals step it up

One of Washington's strengths is that the area is more than just the nation's Capital. We are also an international city -- connected by air and ancestry to people around the world. And that is why hospitals in the D.C. region are stepping up their game when it comes to Ebola.

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:23pm EDT

Tags: glenn wortman, Ebola

Study: Youth exercise leads to cognitive development

The University of Illinois followed the movements of 221 children.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 04:52am EDT

Tags: Nadia Hashimi, exercise

E-cigarettes present special health concerns for kids

Could liquid nicotine be a gateway drug?

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 07:32am EDT

Tags: e-cigarettes,

Lady docs bond, walk the walk in boot camp

The Lady Docs Corner Cafe is a group of local women in medicine who have decided it is not enough to just talk the talk to their patients about fitness and eating right.

Monday - 09/22/2014, 07:32am EDT

Tags: Lady Docs Corner Cafe, bootcamp, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Tru Tran,

The best ways to cut down on tooth decay

Brushing just isn't enough, experts say.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:06am EDT

Tags: Bhavana Mistry, tooth decay, sugar intake

Powdered caffeine poses poison risk for unaware users

Poison experts say more and more adolescents are trying to boost workouts or balance school, jobs and sleep with homemade energy drinks made with caffeine powder that can provide lethal doses of caffeine to unaware users.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 05:06pm EDT

Tags: poison, caffeine, energy drinks, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

What disease do you fear the most?

A new poll shows that Alzheimer's is the disease Americans fear most, even those in their 20's and 30's.

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:58am EDT

Tags: Alzheimer, USAgainstAlzheimer

Kidney donor's brain studied, could shed light on compassion

In 2000, Harold Mintz gave the ultimate gift: He became the first person in the Washington area to donate a kidney to a stranger. Now, his generous act is being studied by researchers, eager to shed light on his compassionate behavior.

Monday - 09/15/2014, 03:17pm EDT

Tags: Harold Mintz, organ donation, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, kidney donor

Local health clinics to get thousands in federal grants

Many of the grants, between $200,000 and $300,000, allows the clinics to hire staff.

Sunday - 09/14/2014, 04:22pm EDT

Tags: health clinic

Kale on wheels: Mobile market serves 'food desert' communities

A big green bus delivers food and assistance to residents in D.C.'s "food desert" communities.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 08:58am EDT

Tags: Arcadia, Mobile Market, farm

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