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For melanoma survivors, May 5 holds special significance

On average, one American dies from melanoma every hour.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 04:37am EDT

Tags: melanoma, Timna Understein, Andrea Morris, skin cancer

Think e-cigarettes are safer than ordinary cigarettes?

The makers of e-cigarettes claim they are a safer alternative to the real thing. But new research shows they are not danger free.

Sunday - 05/04/2014, 03:13pm EDT

Tags: e-cigarettes, Food and Drug Administration, Nicotine and Tobacco Research,

National History Museum's Dinosaur Hall closing for major renovation

The great Dinosaur Hall at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is getting a major facelift.

Sunday - 04/27/2014, 06:19pm EDT

Tags: Natural History Museum, Smithsonian, T-Rex,

Do violent video games make children violent?

A new study looks at whether children who play violent video games demonstrate more violent or aggressive behavior, longterm.

Friday - 04/25/2014, 02:11pm EDT

Tags: american academy of pediatrics, video games, Children

A look back over 30 years of AIDS

Before AIDS got its name, it was a mystery disease killing mostly young, homosexual men in a horrible way -- and no one knew why.

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 09:41am EDT

Tags: Robert Gallo, aids

Will grieving parents get a break from Congress?

The Parental Bereavement Act would protect guardians who take time from work to grieve for their deceased children.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 04:33am EDT

Tags: Barry Kluger, Kelly Farley, Parental Bereavement Act

ER doc recounts 'shocking' aftermath of Boston Marathon bombing

Dr. Leana Wen's memories of the Boston Marathon bombing are fresh in her mind, a year after the life-changing tragedy.

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 11:29am EDT

Tags: Boston Marathon bombing, Leana Wen, emergency room

Study: Concussions last longer for girls

A new study suggests that girls suffer more severe concussions with symptoms that last longer than boys.

Friday - 04/11/2014, 03:26pm EDT

Tags: concussion, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network,

Platelet therapy could help body heal itself

What if the human body could use its own blood to repair itself? A relatively new type of pain therapy has potential to help with osteoarthritis and patients who need knee replacements.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:59am EDT

Tags: platelets, Platelet therapy, osteoarthritis, knee replacement, Bryan Murtaugh, Medstar National Rehabilitation Network

Doctor: Put risks of breast cancer and mammograms in perspective

The director of the Breast Imaging and Interventional Center at the George Washington Medical Faculty Associates is a breast cancer survivor. She says getting a mammogram and early diagnosis can save a life.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 11:05am EDT

Tags: Rachel Brem, George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, breast cancer, cancer,

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