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Say 'Aaaaa': Mobile dentist office takes care of kids one cleaning at a time

Seven years after a 12-year-old boy died of a dental infection, some parts of the Washington metro region still have a shortage of dentists. But a mobile dentist's office on wheels is offering help and hope -- one kid at a time.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 06:51am EDT

Tags: dentist, dental health care, Childrens National Medical Center, Paula Wolfson

Study finds link between teen obesity and learning gap

A new study finds that obese teen girls perform worse on school standardized exams than girls with a healthy weight.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 01:27pm EDT

Tags: obesity, teens, learning, Paula Wolfson

Blood test for Alzheimer's risk could be a breakthrough

A research team has come up with a blood test that identifies those at risk of getting Alzheimer's disease within three years.

Monday - 03/10/2014, 05:14am EDT

Tags: Howard Federoff, Paula Wolfson, Alzheimer, blood test

How to gain control of your 'food environment'

A doctor studying obesity has a prescription for ending the obesity epidemic.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 10:26am EST

Tags: Paula Wolfson, health, food, portion sizes

Mobile device use causing nearsightedness in children

Doctors think increased use of mobile devices by children is causing a growing number of cases of nearsightedness.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 02:25pm EST

Tags: myopia, national eye institute, National Institutes of Health, thomas yau, Paula Wolfson

Plastic surgery on the rise for Americans

A lot of Americans are shelling out big money for a little -- or not so little -- nip and tuck.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 01:37am EST

Tags: plastic surgery, Paula Wolfson, Joseph Michaels

Certain health conditions during pregnancy increase women's risk of heart problems later

More women die of heart disease than men. And while the risk factors are pretty much the same for both sexes, some conditions during pregnancy can increase a woman's chances of heart problems later on.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 11:48am EST

Tags: heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular disease, Paula Wolfson

A battle with bulimia: Overcoming the disorder

Laura Porter was a high school senior when she developed an eating disorder.

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 09:31am EST

Tags: Laura Porter, bulimia, Paula Wolfson, eating disorders, binge eating

Wounded veteran to snowboarding champion

In 2007, Capt. Wayne Waldon lost his right leg on the battlefield in Iraq. Now, he competes in snowboarding championships.

Monday - 02/24/2014, 02:50pm EST

Tags: Wayne Waldon, snowboarding, Walter Reed, paralympics, Paula Wolfson

Poll: One in 4 head to work even when sick

Colds and flu often spread like wildfire in the workplace, and one big reason is that too many people who are sick just won't stay home.

Sunday - 02/23/2014, 11:17pm EST

Tags: Paula Wolfson, colds, flu, sick days

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