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Crossing seas for surgery a risky bet

Cut-rate plastic surgery at a foreign hospital may seem like a good deal -- a great way to save some big bucks. But there are downsides to what has been called "medical tourism."

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 05:27am EDT

Tags: plastic surgery, destination surgery, pulmonary embolism, paula wolfson, Joseph Michaels

Ben's Run: Local charity makes strides in leukemia care

Clare Goldfogle lost her son, Ben, to leukemia in 2009.

Monday - 03/31/2014, 04:46am EDT

Tags: Ben Goldfogle, Clare Goldfogle, Ben, leukemia, paula wolfson

Diet drinks are harmful for some women

Postmenopausal women who drink multiple diet drinks are more likely to have a cardiovascular event.

Sunday - 03/30/2014, 02:27pm EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, diet drinks

Study: Stress of homework hurts students' grades

How much homework is too much? Ann Dolin, president of EC Tutoring and author of the book "Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools and Solutions for Stress Free Homework," offers guidance by grade level.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 07:40am EDT

Tags: education, paula wolfson, parenting, school, homework

Low-back pain among most common work-related ailments

New research finds that low-back pain accounts for a third of all work-related disability claims world wide. A D.C. rehabilitation doctors has suggestions to protect your back from wear and tear.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 06:01pm EDT

Tags: back pain, work injury, paula wolfson

A parent fights to speed FDA approval in hopes of saving son's life

Parents are leading petition drives to get the Food and Drug Administration to put promising, but still experimental, drugs on the fast track while their children are suffering from terrible diseases.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:20am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, FDA, drugs, Werner Arnold, Niko Arnold, Josh Hardy

Va. municipality leads nation in lowering smoking

Three areas of Northern Virginia are leading the nation in stamping out smoking among men.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 11:00am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, smoking, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Warren Levy, University of Washington

Researchers notice a big rise in probiotic use

People are getting more of the good bacteria that crowds out the bad bacteria in your gut. Probiotics can also reduce stress and aid weight loss.

Sunday - 03/23/2014, 06:11pm EDT

Tags: NIH, probiotic, paula wolfson, ConsumerLab.com, live bacteria, health benefits

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Don't leave the doctor sicker than when you came in

Patient safety is a huge problem, one expert says.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 08:00am EDT

Tags: hand washing, patient safety, paula wolfson, Robert Imhoff

Yoga offers new weapon against cancer treatment stress

Women battling breast cancer have a new weapon: A form of exercise for the body and mind that has been around for centuries.

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 05:26am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, yoga, health, breast cancer, cancer treatment, Jill Abelson

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