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Kidney donor's brain studied, could shed light on compassion

In 2000, Harold Mintz gave the ultimate gift: He became the first person in the Washington area to donate a kidney to a stranger. Now, his generous act is being studied by researchers, eager to shed light on his compassionate behavior.

Monday - 09/15/2014, 03:17pm EDT

Tags: Harold Mintz, organ donation, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, kidney donor

Local health clinics to get thousands in federal grants

Many of the grants, between $200,000 and $300,000, allows the clinics to hire staff.

Sunday - 09/14/2014, 04:22pm EDT

Tags: health clinic

Kale on wheels: Mobile market serves 'food desert' communities

A big green bus delivers food and assistance to residents in D.C.'s "food desert" communities.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 08:58am EDT

Tags: Arcadia, Mobile Market, farm

CDC: 90 percent of children eating too much sodium

Salt addiction is becoming a problem for children.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 06:54am EDT

Tags: sodium, salt, parenting

One year later, family, football team feel loss of Fairfax teen

The start of the new football season is a bittersweet time for one local family. One year ago this week, 15-year-old Luke McGuire died after a four-year battle against cancer. It was a loss for all who were close to the Fairfax teen -- including some very special friends in burgundy and gold.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:30am EDT

Tags: luke mcguire, Washington Redskins, Ewing, Redskins

How to prevent your child from getting car sick

Make them look outside during car rides, and don't feed them spicy or fatty foods before the drive.

Sunday - 09/07/2014, 01:44pm EDT

Tags: Mayo Clinic

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Virginia mom fights, brings awareness to ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is not as common as breast cancer, but it is far more lethal.

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 01:44pm EDT

Tags: ovarian cancer, Dr. Larry Maxwell, Globeathon to End Women

Taste for sweets develops in infancy

A baby can develop strong eating habits before he or she even learns to walk or talk.

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 07:49pm EDT

Tags: health, parenting, obesity

Stress, exhaustion could have big impact on skin

Fifty percent of women deal with skin flare-ups long after they leave their teenage years.

Monday - 09/01/2014, 04:31am EDT

Tags: Acne, American Academy of Dermatology

Fighting the aging process? Exercise the key

Many people spend a lot of money trying to turn back the hands of time. But doctors say the best anti-ager of all is free.

Friday - 08/29/2014, 03:09am EDT

Tags: aging, exercise

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