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Health expert: D.C. schools did the right thing after meningitis death

A cafeteria manager at John Carroll Nalle Elementary School, in Southeast D.C., died last weekend from pneumococcal meningitis, which is caused by bacteria.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 03:49pm EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, meningitis, Nalle Elementary school

D.C. celebrates progress, prepares for future in city's fight on HIV/AIDS

There will be a celebration Saturday morning in the streets of Washington.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 08:52am EDT

Tags: Whitman Walker, HIV, AIDS, aids walk washington, Paula Wolfson, D.C.

What's that smell? Tips to prevent natural gas leaks at home

With cooler weather on the way, it's important to keep several tips in mind to prevent natural gas leaks in your home.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 07:40am EDT

Tags: natural gas leak, BGE, safety tips, Paula Wolfson

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Shutdown's lingering effects may make you sick

The partial shutdown of the federal government may be over, but the health effects are likely to linger.

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 05:15pm EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, flu season, flu shots, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Public Health Association

Using frequent-flier miles? You need a plan

Travelers need a detailed strategy to book a trip using frequent-flier miles.

Monday - 10/14/2013, 08:04am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, frequent flier, Gary Leff, reward miles, airlines

Getting rid of gray hair could be just a pill away

There are supplements on the market that help protect joints, bones and hearts. Now there are some that claim to keep hair from going gray.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 06:47am EDT

Tags: gray hair, pills, Paula Wolfson

Halted Medicaid payments threaten D.C. children's health

The youngest victims of the shutdown, children, will bear the brunt of a halt in Medicaid payments in D.C. Without the payments, children's access to routine medical care, vaccinations and other health services are threatened.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:29pm EDT

Tags: Medicaid, shutdown, Childrens National Medical Center, Paula Wolfson

U.Md. has ties to Nobel physics winners

The University of Maryland Physics Department has a link to a Nobel Prize for physics.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 05:37pm EDT

Tags: Nobel Prize, Higgs boson, University of Maryland, physics, Paula Wolfson

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Pulse oximetry test: 'ET'-like light could save babies

It's every new parent's nightmare: a healthy baby goes home from the hospital and within days turns blue and struggles to breathe.

Monday - 10/07/2013, 06:59am EDT

Tags: pulse oximetry, babies, parenting, Paula Wolfson, Gerald Martin

How safe are those back-up generators?

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Scott Graham says generators should never be used in an enclosed area.

Sunday - 10/06/2013, 07:27pm EDT

Tags: carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide detectors, gas leak, Paula Wolfson

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