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A study in the April issue of Pediatrics finds sexual activity is incredibly rare among preteens. Roughly 1 percent of 10- and 11-year-olds, and just over 2 percent of 12-year-olds, are sexually active.
Mike Hill, the director of Sports Performance at Georgetown University talks to Paula Wolfson about the ABCs of healthy knees.
In a city where attention has been focused on the knee injuries of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, the fact remains that the athletes most likely to tear their anterior cruciate ligaments are teenage girls.
Efforts to map the brain will team government and private sector scientists who caution their work will take years. But the new knowledge of the human mind could yield treatments for an array of disorders, like paralysis and epilepsy.
Supporters are calling a new Virginia law a first step in tackling the growing problem of eating disorders.
American families are eating more and more of their meals at chain restaurants. And it turns out, those meals may be playing a big role in the child obesity epidemic.
Some 16 million Americans have rosacea, a common skin condition that sometimes seems to mimic adult acne.
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.
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