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The D.C. region has the highest colon cancer fatality rate in the country. But an uptick in colorectal screenings has area doctors hoping that statistic could soon change.
Mixing alcohol and energy drinks is a disturbing trend among college students, local health experts say, and there is a growing concern that younger siblings may follow their lead.
With caffeinated marshmallows, pancake mix, gum and breakfast drinks on the market, companies are getting creative in catering to Americans' caffeine cravings. But consumer advocates say the food industry should be doing more to regulate and label products with a kick.
One in three teens is a victim of dating violence. Montgomery County has stepped up awareness efforts for students and their parents.
There is new evidence that lowering the drinking age may result in more binge drinking and not just among the young.
The season is ending for a lot of young local wrestlers, and their dreams of Olympic fame may be ending, too.
A committee of breast cancer researchers recently published a list of recommendations for ways to expand funding and breast cancer studies on possible causes of the disease. Scientists, government officials and advocates are now trying to find ways to implement them.
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."
A new study shows that longtime smokers lose about 10 years of lives, but smokers who quit early enough can get almost all of those years back.
Young adults ages 18 to 33 comprise the most stressed age group in the country, according to a new study by the American Psychological Association.