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Herndon launches site to attract diners

A local town is trying to carve out an identity in the midst of suburban sprawl -- and it's doing it by selling itself as a dining destination.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 07:42am EDT

Tags: herndon, dine on herndon, paula wolfson, Lisa Merkel, restaurants

CDC: High price of excessive drinking costs D.C.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says excessive drinking is costing the nation billions. And the highest tab per person is in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 07:04pm EDT

Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drinking, excessive drinking, paula wolfson, binge drinking

Are your shoes making the grade? A new rating system for footwear

There is help for consumers looking for the most foot-friendly shoes.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 02:14pm EDT

Tags: shoes, paula wolfson, rating, American Podiatric Medical Association, APMA Seal of Acceptance/Approval, Dr. Jim Christina, health

Back to school: Tips to avoid long-term back injuries

Heading back to school should be exciting for students, not harmful to their health. But a common school supply is causing some serious damage.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 04:56am EDT

Tags: back-to-school, school, health, tips, paula wolfson, backpack, Burton, National Center for Children

Sequester cuts hit Walter Reed; staff members weigh in

Internal memos obtained by USA Today show that operating room hours have been cut, mental health beds reduced and routine appointments delayed.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 10:48am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, Walter Reed, sequester, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Jim Moran, furloughs, dick uliano, Dave McConnell

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Back-to-school checklist should include immunizations

Here's one big item that should be at the top of any family's back-to-school checklist: making sure the kids have all their required shots.

Monday - 08/05/2013, 10:18am EDT

Tags: shots, immunizations, back to school, paula wolfson, HPV vaccine

New procedure reduces radiation sessions for breast cancer patients

For select breast cancer patients, there is now an alternative to the traditional six weeks of radiation therapy and its accompanying side effects. The chief of breast surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital calls it a "big advance."

Friday - 08/02/2013, 06:44am EDT

Tags: breast cancer, paula wolfson, INTRABEAM intraoperative radiotherapy, radiation, lumpectomy, The Lancet, Dr. Eleni Tousimis, health, medical

Working out with Mike Isabella, getting 'Fit for Hope'

It can be tough for anyone to lose weight -- especially someone who works with food for a living. But a group of big names on the local restaurant scene say they are up for the challenge.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 08:38am EDT

Tags: American Cancer Society, Fit for Hope, Mike Isabella, workout, chef, weightloss, paula wolfson, Top Chef

The great divide: Gym gender gaps

There is a gender gap at the gym -- a great divide of sorts. The weight room tends to be mostly made up of men, while exercise classes are dominated by women.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 05:26am EDT

Tags: City Fitness, gym, gender, paula wolfson, workout, health

Technology to blame for 1 in 4 operating room errors, study finds

High technology has made many types of surgery more precise and effective -- and in some cases, far less invasive. But all this innovation also has created some problems.

Sunday - 07/28/2013, 12:42pm EDT

Tags: surgery, operating room errors, paula wolfson

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