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Study finds accumulation of chemical compound from house furniture remains a health threat

They sit in our homes like beloved antiques from the disco era. But there is good reason to avoid those old foam-stuffed couches.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 09:36am EDT

Tags: PBDEs, flame retardant, chemicals, Health, environmental health, paula wolfson, Ami Zota

Software for iPad detects physical problems, pain

New motion analysis software, loaded onto an iPad, can help athletes and their trainers figure out why they're not performing up to their potential. Local company Spark Motion's clients include NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL team.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 08:21am EDT

Tags: David Gottfeld, Spark Motion, iPad, physical therapy, Neal Augenstein, paula wolfson

Finding faith during times of tragedy

When difficult situations - such as the Navy Yard shooting - strike, finding strength to move on can be difficult.

Sunday - 09/22/2013, 08:54am EDT

Tags: Navy Yard shooting, faith, Reverend Dexter Nutall, paula wolfson

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Learning to live after trauma: Pentagon survivor offers hope to Navy Yard workers

He was in the Pentagon during the Sept. 11 terror attacks and was locked-down at the Navy Yard during Monday's shooting rampage. And this Navy officer turned psychologist from Ellicott City, tells his fellow survivors to embrace life in the wake of the shootings.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Tags: Navy Yard shooting, counseling, mental health, Sept. 11 terror attacks, Rafael Matos, pentagon, paula wolfson, survivor

Largest cancer study in decades recruits from D.C. area, embarks in groundbreaking field

The American Cancer Society is embarking on long-term study in a ground-breaking field -- and if you have a few free minutes, you can help save a life.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:03am EDT

Tags: American Cancer Society, paula wolfson, cancer, study

Navy Yard shooting: Helping your kids understand, cope with tragedy

It's hard enough for adults to get a handle on what happened Monday at the Navy Yard. For kids, it's even tougher.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 06:59am EDT

Tags: Navy Yard, Children, shootings, paula wolfson, Navy Yard shooting

For Navy Yard victims, healing mental wounds could take time

A local expert has some advice for the friends and family members of Navy Yard victims: be patient and be aware.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 03:39pm EDT

Tags: Navy Yard shooting, mental health, paula wolfson, Inova Fairfax Hospital

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Ambient noise at coffeehouse stimulates creativity

The superior beans, roasting, and free Wi-Fi apparently aren't the only reasons many love hanging out in coffeehouses. Research shows the ambient noise enhances creativity.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 07:20am EDT

Tags: Coffitivity, Ace Callwood, coffee house, paula wolfson

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Clues to identify friends, family at risk for suicide

Shedding light on a hidden crisis: Suicides in America and how you can help.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 08:17am EDT

Tags: suicide prevention, CDC, District Psychotherapy, paula wolfson, suicide

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