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ER doc recounts 'shocking' aftermath of Boston Marathon bombing

Dr. Leana Wen's memories of the Boston Marathon bombing are fresh in her mind, a year after the life-changing tragedy.

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 11:29am EDT

Tags: Boston Marathon bombing, Leana Wen, emergency room

Study: Concussions last longer for girls

A new study suggests that girls suffer more severe concussions with symptoms that last longer than boys.

Friday - 04/11/2014, 03:26pm EDT

Tags: concussion, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network,

Platelet therapy could help body heal itself

What if the human body could use its own blood to repair itself? A relatively new type of pain therapy has potential to help with osteoarthritis and patients who need knee replacements.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:59am EDT

Tags: platelets, Platelet therapy, osteoarthritis, knee replacement, Bryan Murtaugh, Medstar National Rehabilitation Network

Doctor: Put risks of breast cancer and mammograms in perspective

The director of the Breast Imaging and Interventional Center at the George Washington Medical Faculty Associates is a breast cancer survivor. She says getting a mammogram and early diagnosis can save a life.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 11:05am EDT

Tags: Rachel Brem, George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, breast cancer, cancer,

A new weapon to stop bleeding on the battlefield

A new way to save wounded warriors is coming to the battlefield.

Monday - 04/07/2014, 04:55am EDT

Tags: xstat, RevMedX, wound

Crossing seas for surgery a risky bet

Cut-rate plastic surgery at a foreign hospital may seem like a good deal -- a great way to save some big bucks. But there are downsides to what has been called "medical tourism."

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 05:27am EDT

Tags: plastic surgery, destination surgery, pulmonary embolism, Joseph Michaels

Ben's Run: Local charity makes strides in leukemia care

Clare Goldfogle lost her son, Ben, to leukemia in 2009.

Monday - 03/31/2014, 04:46am EDT

Tags: Ben Goldfogle, Clare Goldfogle, Ben, leukemia,

Diet drinks are harmful for some women

Postmenopausal women who drink multiple diet drinks are more likely to have a cardiovascular event.

Sunday - 03/30/2014, 02:27pm EDT

Tags: diet drinks

Study: Stress of homework hurts students' grades

How much homework is too much? Ann Dolin, president of EC Tutoring and author of the book "Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools and Solutions for Stress Free Homework," offers guidance by grade level.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 07:40am EDT

Tags: education, Parenting, school, homework

Low-back pain among most common work-related ailments

New research finds that low-back pain accounts for a third of all work-related disability claims world wide. A D.C. rehabilitation doctors has suggestions to protect your back from wear and tear.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 06:01pm EDT

Tags: back pain, work injury,

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