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Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important things you can do to to combat the spread of disease. Some people use alcohol-based hand sanitizers; others swear by old-fashioned soap and water.
A simple test can detect early signs of heart disease, but insurance does not not cover it. The chief of cardiology at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital calls it "a mammogram for the heart."
Most people think strokes are only a health problem among senior citizens, but they can also strike the young. It happened to WTOP reporter Jamie Forzato, who suffered a stroke on the eve of her 19th birthday.
An early start to the flu season and a strain that has caused more severe cases in past years is setting the region up for a nasty flu season.
Isolated, but more severe cases of West Nile have occurred this year and doctors believe the virus may be mutating.
U.S. deaths surpassed 2.5 million for the first time last year, reflecting the nation's growing and aging population.
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The story of the young Georgia women who lost parts of four limbs to flesh-eating bacteria has made headlines around the world and has led to increased concern about this mysterious and dangerous condition.