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Don't leave the doctor sicker than when you came in

Patient safety is a huge problem, one expert says.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 08:00am EDT

Tags: hand washing, patient safety, Paula Wolfson, Robert Imhoff

Yoga offers new weapon against cancer treatment stress

Women battling breast cancer have a new weapon: A form of exercise for the body and mind that has been around for centuries.

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 05:26am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, yoga, health, breast cancer, cancer treatment, Jill Abelson

Painkiller prescriptions soar in emergency rooms

Prescriptions for the strongest painkillers are soaring, even though the number of patients admitted with pain is up only slightly.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 05:27pm EDT

Tags: dilaudid, emergency rooms, george washington university, Paula Wolfson, painkillers

Pastry cook mixes up tasty gluten-free treats (Photos)

Diagnosed with celiac disease, a local pastry cook has fought for the job she loves and has turned her condition into an asset for a D.C. eatery and others with dietary restrictions by creating tasty gluten-free treats.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 07:11am EDT

Tags: celiac disease, Blue Duck Tavern, gluten free, dietary restrictions, Paula Wolfson, Tori Kramer

Say 'Aaaaa': Mobile dentist office takes care of kids one cleaning at a time

Seven years after a 12-year-old boy died of a dental infection, some parts of the Washington metro region still have a shortage of dentists. But a mobile dentist's office on wheels is offering help and hope -- one kid at a time.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 06:51am EDT

Tags: dentist, dental health care, Childrens National Medical Center, Paula Wolfson

Study finds link between teen obesity and learning gap

A new study finds that obese teen girls perform worse on school standardized exams than girls with a healthy weight.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 01:27pm EDT

Tags: obesity, teens, learning, Paula Wolfson

Blood test for Alzheimer's risk could be a breakthrough

A research team has come up with a blood test that identifies those at risk of getting Alzheimer's disease within three years.

Monday - 03/10/2014, 05:14am EDT

Tags: Howard Federoff, Paula Wolfson, Alzheimer, blood test

How to gain control of your 'food environment'

A doctor studying obesity has a prescription for ending the obesity epidemic.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 10:26am EST

Tags: Paula Wolfson, health, Food, portion sizes

Mobile device use causing nearsightedness in children

Doctors think increased use of mobile devices by children is causing a growing number of cases of nearsightedness.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 02:25pm EST

Tags: myopia, national eye institute, National Institutes of Health, thomas yau, Paula Wolfson

Plastic surgery on the rise for Americans

A lot of Americans are shelling out big money for a little -- or not so little -- nip and tuck.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 01:37am EST

Tags: plastic surgery, Paula Wolfson, Joseph Michaels

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