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Patients gain independence at local hospital's 'movie-set' center

At MedStar's National Rehabilitation Hospital, patients practice daily skills to regain their independence.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 07:27am EST

Tags: National Rehabilitation Hospital, Todd Eckley, Independence Square, Geet Jeswani

Hitting the road? Hit the sack first

Driving drowsy is a huge problem around the holidays.

Monday - 11/25/2013, 04:27am EST

Tags: sleep, sleep deprivation, driving, drowsy, drowsy driving, safe driving,

Tips on safely and properly using a room humidifier

When it's cold outside, the heat goes up. But that can result in irritated noses, throats and eyes, not to mention all that itchy skin. Portable room humidifiers can help put the moisture back in.

Sunday - 11/24/2013, 12:32pm EST

Tags: humidifiers,

Yoga's gentle practice is not devoid of injuries

Just because yoga is a practice that emphasizes graceful movements and peaceful thoughts, does not mean it is risk-free.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 07:13am EST

Tags: yoga, Jill Abelson, injuries

Hurting for fashion: The high cost of today's trends

Some of the trendiest fashion items around are also the most dangerous.

Monday - 11/18/2013, 07:52am EST

Tags: fashion, styles, health,

Vets get a chance to learn organic farming

A college near Philadelphia is offering veterans who have laid down their arms a chance to go to farm school.

Sunday - 11/10/2013, 02:16pm EST

Tags: organic, veterans

Off the 8's: Completing the circle, a 'marathon for the soul'

We may share a name, but I have to admit I never felt any real connection to Paula Abdul. That is, until now.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 10:24am EST

Tags: Paula Abdul, Bat Mitzvah, Off the 8s

Rock icon offers lesson for young ears: Beware of headphones

Too many of us remain painfully unaware of the danger posed by earphones and their modern offspring: earbuds. And we can learn from the mistakes of some of rock's greatest legends.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 10:07am EST

Tags: hearing loss, Pete Townshend, The Who, Headphones, health

D.C. studies ban on styrofoam

Decades-old styrofoam continues to blight the Anacostia River and now the District is considering a ban on the ubiquitous foamy plastic.

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 04:21pm EST

Tags: styrofoam, trash, water pollution, Anacostia River, bag tax, D.C. Council, environment

Osteoporosis overlooked in men

Osteoporosis is an overlooked problem and under-diagnosed condition, which is becoming an important public health concern as the population ages.

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 04:48am EST

Tags: osteoporosis, aging, bone density, Assil Saleh

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