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Local celebrity chef Mike Isabella's diet secret

Local celebrity chef Mike Isabella is dropping pounds with some help from the menu at his new 14th Street, N.W. restaurant, Kapnos.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 03:50pm EDT

Tags: Mike Isabella, paula wolfson, Kapnos, olive oil, Mediterranean diet, fats, health

Lyme disease crawls into new parts of region

Lyme disease infection rates in this region are among the highest in the country, and the disease is beginning to show up in areas where it was seldom seen before.

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 11:03am EDT

Tags: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, lyme disease, ticks, paula wolfson

New diet drugs' sales weighed down

Two new weight loss medications have hit the market within the last year, but neither has shown signs of becoming a blockbuster drug.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 04:29am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, diet drugs, Qsymia, belviq

Study finds migraine sufferers are stigmatized

Those who experience migraines have to deal with a lot more than pain. It turns out many migraine sufferers ache in silence, due to the stigma attached to the headaches.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 04:35am EDT

Tags: migraine, migraines, paula wolfson, Headaches, stigma, Dr. Simon Fishman, Integrated Neurology Services in Northern Virginia

When should you take exercise inside?

Through the heat and the haze of the Washington region, you can spot some hardcore fitness fanatics running, walking, cycling or playing golf or tennis outside. But there comes a time when it's best to take physical activity inside.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 08:33am EDT

Tags: heat, exercise, heat index, paula wolfson, City Fitness Gym

Many area African-Americans seek 'a healing place'

The not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial touched a raw nerve for many in the African-American community. The morning after the acquittal, they sought solace at church.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 06:15am EDT

Tags: Trayvon Martin, Hillcrest Heights, paula wolfson, Community of Hope, church

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MedSTAR Transport: Saving lives in Washington area for 30 years

Thirty years ago, the helicopters in the small MedSTAR Transport fleet would land near accident scenes, stabilize the victims and then get them to a trauma care center. Today, a MedSTAR helicopter patient is more likely to be someone who is in critical condition at a small community hospital and in dire need of life-saving, specialized care.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 04:39am EDT

Tags: MedSTAR 1, MedSTAR Transport, medevac, trauma, paula wolfson, Natalie Tomlin, helicopter

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Summer heat can be dangerous to breathe

The summer weather is uncomfortable for most people in the Washington area, but for those with asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions, the season can be downright dangerous.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 10:48am EDT

Tags: air pollution, summer, respiratory illness, paula wolfson, air, health

Heat, anti-inflammatory drugs are dangerous mix

Combining over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs with hot-weather exercise or alcoholic beverages can have serious implications for your kidneys.

Friday - 07/05/2013, 05:04am EDT

Tags: anti-inflammatory drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAID, Dr. Stuart Seides, paula wolfson

National Mall's Fourth of July alcohol ban a boon for holiday safety

The National Mall's Fourth of July alcohol ban is helping keep the local emergency rooms less hectic on the holiday.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 04:58am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, alcohol, National Mall, Fourth of July, fireworks, Dr. Robert Shesser, George Washington University Hospital, US Consumer Product Safety Commission

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