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Food is a central component to many Fourth of July celebrations. And cooking and eating outside in the sunny summer weather is a popular way to enjoy the holiday. But this can mean trouble. Food that sits in the heat too long can be a breeding ground for the bacteria that causes food poisoning.
Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services say a computer-generated figure - or avatar - can serve as an alter ego for dieters, enabling them to gain the skills necessary to drop pounds.
To many people, they are wonder drugs, but a class of common painkillers can do real damage when used to excess.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 19 million Americans come down with sexually transmitted infections each year. Roughly half are between the ages of 15 and 24.
Prince George's County children packed into the Rollingham-Chillum Splash Pool Tuesday to take part in a world-wide swim lesson.
They served their country two decades ago, and more than 200,000 Gulf War vets are still dealing with the mysterious symptoms they brought home. Now, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found the missing link of the puzzle.
One of the best ways to stay on top of your health is to pick a doctor you like and build a relationship of trust.
Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services say a 15-minute walk, three times a day after meals, helps seniors keep their blood sugar levels in-check and cuts their risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
Mix some lemons, sugar and water - that's a key recipe in the fight against childhood cancer.
If the image of Bridget Jones wrestling with her larger-than-life, tummy-sucking knickers pops into your head when you hear the word "shapewear," it's time to approach the subject with a more open mind.
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