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For Paula Wolfson, broadcasting has always been a family affair.
She began her on-air career at the ripe old age of 3 at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. Her
dad had a popular children's show, and one day Paula walked on the set without
warning and began to adlib a commercial.
Since then, her work in radio and television has taken her to the White House,
Capitol Hill and around the world.
She covered the Bush (both 41 and 43) and early Obama administrations for the Voice
of America, reporting on foreign policy and politics for VOA's international
audience. Paula also became one of the first VOA correspondents to venture into
television, and launched VOA's first political video blog during the 2008
After years on the road, she opted for a big career change in 2010. She joined
WTOP, eventually settling into a new beat focusing on health and fitness. Her
assignments have included a month long series on women's heart health, coverage of
the International AIDs conference, and a blog chronicling her adventures (and
misadventures) as she trained for her first marathon.
You can email Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org
When most people go to a hospital, a clinic, or even a new
doctor, they are asked about any allergies to medications. Ten percent say they
are allergic to penicillin. But it turns out that they may have
outgrown that allergy years ago.
Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 07:27am EST
While dogs can't cure post-traumatic stress disorder, they help troubled veterans cope and move on with their lives.
Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 10:29am EST
Smokers are much more likely to experience chronic back pain.
And researchers say the reason why lies deep in the brain.
Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 04:15pm EST
Diet has a lot to do with it, statistics show.
Thursday - 10/30/2014, 05:08pm EDT
This weekend, we make the switch from daylight saving time to standard time. And even though we don't "fall back" until Sunday, children should start adjusting before the change occurs.
Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 05:38am EDT
Women tend to play a dangerous waiting game with their
hearts. Researchers say they are far more likely than men to dismiss signs
of trouble and wait too long to get medical help when symptoms
Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 04:15pm EDT
Doctors and nurses are on the front lines of the war on Ebola. But an equally important role in the battle is played by men and women who combine police-style detective work with medical science.
Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:42am EDT
Ebola has hit home in the Washington area with the arrival at the NIH Clinical Center of the first American to get the disease in the U.S.
Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:32am EDT
The first person to contract Ebola in the U.S. is headed to the Washington D.C. area.
Thursday - 10/16/2014, 10:57pm EDT
Eric Betzig is the D.C. area's newest Nobel prize winner.
Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 05:28am EDT
Researchers at the University of California, Davis say a lack of iron during pregnancy may lead to having an autistic child.
Monday - 10/13/2014, 11:22am EDT
Gay men have been banned from donating blood by the FDA since 1983, but their contributions could save up to 1.8 million lives.
Monday - 10/06/2014, 04:59am EDT
WTOP anchor and reporter Lori Lundin opens up about cancer diagnosis.
Saturday - 10/04/2014, 04:42am EDT
All those postings about sore throats, kids with tummy aches, and parents with runny noses can provide vital clues to public health.
Friday - 10/03/2014, 10:59am EDT
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
The University of Illinois followed the movements of 221 children.
Monday - 09/29/2014, 04:52am EDT
There's vital information into how the disease attacks
the body, opening the door to earlier detection and better treatment.
Sunday - 09/28/2014, 01:02pm EDT
Could liquid nicotine be a gateway drug?
Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 07:32am EDT
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
Brushing just isn't enough, experts say.
Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:06am EDT