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The perfect midday snooze might not be a power nap

Sleep experts say there is a science to figuring how and when to get a little midday shuteye, and the most useful nap depends on what the napper needs.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 07:25am EDT

Tags: sleep, sleep deprivation, napping, work

Emerging brain surgery technology changes, saves lives

Sam Sandler may be a miracle. A new, minimally invasive procedure was able to remove a tumor lodged deep in his brain.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 05:01am EDT

Tags: sam sandler, brain tumor, george washington university, Zachary Litvack

Rental cars getting longer in the tooth

The Wall Street Journal says a lot of frequent travelers are getting cars with 35,000, even 50,000 miles on them.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 04:30am EDT

Tags: rental car, rental cars

A small-town feel on the Capitol lawn

Unlike the big Fourth of July Concert, with its cast of celebrities and national-TV simulcast, the Labor Day weekend celebration is more of a community concert - albeit one where the community band is the National Symphony Orchestra.

Sunday - 09/01/2013, 08:33pm EDT

Tags: Labor Day, Labor Day Capitol Concert, National Symphony Orchestra

On the run: A lesson from a master chef

I will never be able to keep up with D.C.'s famous "Top Chef" Mike Isabella in the kitchen. But I thought I might be able to match him push-up for push-up in the gym.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 08:55am EDT

Tags: on the run, Mike Isabella, workout

More travelers expected to hit the road this Labor Day weekend

The number of vacationers expected to travel this Labor Day weekend is expected to be up a 2.6 percent increase over last year and the biggest number of Labor Day travelers since the start of the recession four years ago.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 04:39am EDT

Tags: Labor Day, AAA Mid-Atlantic, travel, vacation, holiday traffic,

No dirty secret: 80 percent of women wear wrong bra size

For women, it is the most essential item of a wardrobe -- and a whopping 80 percent get it wrong.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 08:38am EDT

Tags: bra, bra fitting, Sylene, style

Keeping the cold away during the school year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says colds are the main reason why children miss school. In fact, 22 million school days are lost each year because of the common cold.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 04:49am EDT

Tags: CDC, cold, back-to-school, health, cough

Fairfax honored for sports safety

Fairfax County Public Schools is getting national recognition for its commitment to the safety of its student athletes.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 03:42am EDT

Tags: sports injuries, Fairfax County Public Schools, concussions

Tuberculosis not a worry for students headed back to school

Dr. Roberta DeBiasi, chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's National Medical Center, says there is no need for panic over the threat of tuberculosis now that classes are beginning again.

Monday - 08/19/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Tags: TB, tuberculosis, school, back to school, health, CDC, children

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