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In a city where attention has been focused on the knee injuries of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, the fact remains that the athletes most likely to tear their anterior cruciate ligaments are teenage girls.
Efforts to map the brain will team government and private sector scientists who caution their work will take years. But the new knowledge of the human mind could yield treatments for an array of disorders, like paralysis and epilepsy.
Supporters are calling a new Virginia law a first step in tackling the growing problem of eating disorders.
American families are eating more and more of their meals at chain restaurants. And it turns out, those meals may be playing a big role in the child obesity epidemic.
Some 16 million Americans have rosacea, a common skin condition that sometimes seems to mimic adult acne.
The D.C. region has the highest colon cancer fatality rate in the country. But an uptick in colorectal screenings has area doctors hoping that statistic could soon change.
Mixing alcohol and energy drinks is a disturbing trend among college students, local health experts say, and there is a growing concern that younger siblings may follow their lead.
With caffeinated marshmallows, pancake mix, gum and breakfast drinks on the market, companies are getting creative in catering to Americans' caffeine cravings. But consumer advocates say the food industry should be doing more to regulate and label products with a kick.
One in three teens is a victim of dating violence. Montgomery County has stepped up awareness efforts for students and their parents.
There is new evidence that lowering the drinking age may result in more binge drinking and not just among the young.