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New procedure reduces radiation sessions for breast cancer patients

For select breast cancer patients, there is now an alternative to the traditional six weeks of radiation therapy and its accompanying side effects. The chief of breast surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital calls it a "big advance."

Friday - 08/02/2013, 06:44am EDT

Tags: breast cancer, INTRABEAM intraoperative radiotherapy, radiation, lumpectomy, The Lancet, Dr. Eleni Tousimis, health, medical

Working out with Mike Isabella, getting 'Fit for Hope'

It can be tough for anyone to lose weight -- especially someone who works with food for a living. But a group of big names on the local restaurant scene say they are up for the challenge.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 08:38am EDT

Tags: American Cancer Society, Fit for Hope, Mike Isabella, workout, Chef, weightloss, Top Chef

The great divide: Gym gender gaps

There is a gender gap at the gym -- a great divide of sorts. The weight room tends to be mostly made up of men, while exercise classes are dominated by women.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 05:26am EDT

Tags: City Fitness, gym, gender, workout, health

Technology to blame for 1 in 4 operating room errors, study finds

High technology has made many types of surgery more precise and effective -- and in some cases, far less invasive. But all this innovation also has created some problems.

Sunday - 07/28/2013, 12:42pm EDT

Tags: surgery, operating room errors,

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, 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,

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: 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, 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, 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, Community of Hope, church

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