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Back to school: Tips to avoid long-term back injuries

Heading back to school should be exciting for students, not harmful to their health. But a common school supply is causing some serious damage.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 04:56am EDT

Tags: back-to-school, school, health, tips, backpack, Burton, National Center for Children

Sequester cuts hit Walter Reed; staff members weigh in

Internal memos obtained by USA Today show that operating room hours have been cut, mental health beds reduced and routine appointments delayed.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 10:48am EDT

Tags: Walter Reed, sequester, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Jim Moran, furloughs, dick uliano, Dave McConnell

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Back-to-school checklist should include immunizations

Here's one big item that should be at the top of any family's back-to-school checklist: making sure the kids have all their required shots.

Monday - 08/05/2013, 10:18am EDT

Tags: shots, immunizations, back to school, HPV vaccine

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

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