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New seat belt might help you stay awake

Thousands of deaths each year are linked to drowsy driving. Now, researchers are doing something about it.

Sunday - 07/27/2014, 05:05pm EDT

Tags: HARKEN, Paula Wolfson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Doctor's advice: Tips to make the most out of a 15-minute doctor visit

Doctors are more crunched for time than ever, and it is important to make every precious minute of an office visit count. Dr. Leana Wen has tips to make the most of that time and help ensure a proper diagnosis.

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 07:47am EDT

Tags: doctors, Leana Wen, medical advice, Paula Wolfson

Little tick, big problems: How to avoid Lyme disease

A tiny deer tick can do a lot of damage -- with just one bite, it can transmit Lyme disease, which may not become apparent for months or years.

Monday - 07/21/2014, 04:54am EDT

Tags: lyme disease, Finn Neilsen, ticks, Paula Wolfson

Maryland health officials warn against West Nile, new virus

The mosquito traps are out -- and West Nile surveillance season is underway in Maryland.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 05:29am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, mosquitoes, mosquito, chikungunya, West Nile virus

D.C. bucks U.S.'s sedentary trend

Washington, D.C., may also be the physical fitness capital of the nation.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 04:50am EDT

Tags: CDC, exercise, physical fitness, Paula Wolfson, sedentary

Local travelers rethink trips to Israel

Families with children on trips to Israel are debating whether to bring their traveler home and airlines are dropping change fees as the violence continues in the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 05:23pm EDT

Tags: Israel, gaza strip, international travel, Paula Wolfson

Genetic research shows promise against cardiovascular disease

Genetic research has led to all kinds of advances in treating cancer. And now it's showing great promise in beating the biggest killer in America -- cardiovascular disease.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 05:42am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, health, Dr. Allen Taylor, MedStar Heart Institute, cardiovascular disease

Medical center makes training advances: 'When the mission is patients first, you don't try first on patients'

It's a new approach to medical training: A special high-tech center where doctors from around the region can learn new skills or improve their technique without touching an actual patient.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 10:01am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, SITEL, Terry Fairbanks, MedStar Simulation Training and Education Lab

New report offers guidance for parenting kids with ADHD

Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders are at a high risk of developing substance abuse problems later. And the American Academy of Pediatrics is out with additional guidance for doctors designed to help reverse that troubling trend.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 09:04pm EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, adhd, substance abuse

Summer may make sleep problems worse

For many people with sleep problems, this may be the toughest time of the year.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 04:33am EDT

Tags: sleep, Paula Wolfson, sleep pattern, summer

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