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Rock icon offers lesson for young ears: Beware of headphones

Too many of us remain painfully unaware of the danger posed by earphones and their modern offspring: earbuds. And we can learn from the mistakes of some of rock's greatest legends.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 10:07am EST

Tags: hearing loss, Pete Townshend, The Who, Headphones, health

D.C. studies ban on styrofoam

Decades-old styrofoam continues to blight the Anacostia River and now the District is considering a ban on the ubiquitous foamy plastic.

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 04:21pm EST

Tags: styrofoam, trash, water pollution, Anacostia River, bag tax, D.C. Council, environment

Osteoporosis overlooked in men

Osteoporosis is an overlooked problem and under-diagnosed condition, which is becoming an important public health concern as the population ages.

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 04:48am EST

Tags: osteoporosis, aging, bone density, Assil Saleh

Gas prices continue to drop

The pain at the pump is easing this fall. The price of a gallon of regular is continuing to drop, both nationally and locally.

Sunday - 11/03/2013, 02:09pm EST

Tags: gas prices

Va. girl among first teens to test artificial pancreas

At first glance, it looks like your average smartphone. But this palm-sized device is a medical marvel that has the potential to revolutionize treatment for Type 1 diabetes.

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 09:11am EDT

Tags: Type 1 diabetes, artificial pancreas, diabetes, research

Halloween candy calorie count: How long you'll have to walk per treat

Like kids, parents are tempted to dig-in, but even those small "fun-sized" candy bars can do damage to the waistline.

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 09:36am EDT

Tags: Halloween, candy, American Institute for Cancer Research, calories, halloween candy, fun size bar

Local doctors work with schools to improve concussion treatment

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommend children who suffer a concussion should take time off of school as well as from the playing field. And local doctors are working with area schools to expand concussion treatment to the classroom.

Monday - 10/28/2013, 08:16pm EDT

Tags: concussions, neuropsychology, children, teens,

Health expert: D.C. schools did the right thing after meningitis death

A cafeteria manager at John Carroll Nalle Elementary School, in Southeast D.C., died last weekend from pneumococcal meningitis, which is caused by bacteria.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 03:49pm EDT

Tags: meningitis, Nalle Elementary school

D.C. celebrates progress, prepares for future in city's fight on HIV/AIDS

There will be a celebration Saturday morning in the streets of Washington.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 08:52am EDT

Tags: Whitman Walker, HIV, AIDS, aids walk washington, D.C.

What's that smell? Tips to prevent natural gas leaks at home

With cooler weather on the way, it's important to keep several tips in mind to prevent natural gas leaks in your home.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 07:40am EDT

Tags: natural gas leak, BGE, safety tips,

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