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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."
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.
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.
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.
Local celebrity chef Mike Isabella is dropping pounds with some help from the menu at his new 14th Street, N.W. restaurant, Kapnos.
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.
Two new weight loss medications have hit the market within the last year, but neither has shown signs of becoming a blockbuster drug.
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.
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.
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.
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