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Questions and answers about Ebola

WTOP's Answer Desk is answering questions you have about Ebola.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 05:27pm EDT

Tags: Ebola, West Africa, infectious diseases, public health, WTOP Answer Desk

WTOP Town Hall on Ebola airs public concerns

WTOP's Town Hall on Ebola featured three nationally known experts in the field of infectious diseases.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 02:33am EDT

Tags: Ebola, WTOP Town Hall, Newseum, Town Hall, Anthony Fauci, Joshua Sharfstein, Jesse Goodman, NIH, Nina Pham

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Infectious diseases chief: U.S. will screen travelers for Ebola

The NIH's infectious diseases chief says that the White House is considering how to provide additional screening of travelers who arrive at U.S. airports for Ebola.

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 03:14pm EDT

Tags: Anthony Fauci, travel screening, Ebola, White House, NIH

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Doctor: Which flu vaccine to get

This flu season, the feds have a special request for kids, and a local top doctor wants people to know some vaccines may offer better protection against influenza than others.

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 10:13am EDT

Tags: flu, Flu vaccine, flu shot, influenza, Wayne Meyer, Dr. Wayne Meyer, Kristi King,

Virus hitting kids across U.S. could continue to spread

A respiratory illness that has infected more than 1,000 children in the U.S. could become a bigger national problem, according to doctors.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 02:35pm EDT

Tags: virus, ABC News, enterovirus 68, CNN, Dr. Richard Besser, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Audits show lapses NIH and CDC

The recent scare involving smallpox at the National Institutes of Health is indicative of a larger problem, according to audits obtained by USA TODAY.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 07:41am EDT

Tags: NIH, Nick Iannelli, smallpox, audit

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: exercise, physical fitness, Paula Wolfson, sedentary

How to stay healthy on your vacation

Too much sun and heat are common causes of vacation ailments. But tropical diseases like mosquito-borne illness can lurk much closer to home.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 03:56pm EDT

Tags: vacation, mosquitoes, summer, Anthony Fauci, NIH, Kristi King

CDC concerned teens, middle schoolers picking up e-cigarettes

Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are worried e-cigarettes are reintroducing a smoking culture to the young.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 06:54am EDT

Tags: e-cigs, e-cigarettes, Megan Cloherty, smoking,

Some heart month tips for talking to your doctor

This is the time of year when we focus on matters of the heart.

Sunday - 02/09/2014, 09:01pm EST

Tags: American Heart Month, Dr.Proshat Nikou, Adventist Medical Group

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