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Fairfax honored for sports safety

Fairfax County Public Schools is getting national recognition for its commitment to the safety of its student athletes.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 03:42am EDT

Tags: sports injuries, Fairfax County Public Schools, Paula Wolfson, concussions

Tuberculosis not a worry for students headed back to school

Dr. Roberta DeBiasi, chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's National Medical Center, says there is no need for panic over the threat of tuberculosis now that classes are beginning again.

Monday - 08/19/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Tags: TB, tuberculosis, Paula Wolfson, school, back to school, health, CDC, children

Inova Health cookbook keeps it local

Put the words hospital and food together and most of us cringe. But a group of health care providers is trying to change all that, and they are doing it for a very good cause.

Monday - 08/19/2013, 07:25am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, Inova Health System, cookbook, farmers market, SNAP

Prepping kids for back-to-school sleep cycles

Too many kids are sleep deprived, and the start of a new school year only makes matters worse.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 08:31am EDT

Tags: sleep, back-to-school, Paula Wolfson

Herndon launches site to attract diners

A local town is trying to carve out an identity in the midst of suburban sprawl -- and it's doing it by selling itself as a dining destination.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 07:42am EDT

Tags: herndon, dine on herndon, Paula Wolfson, Lisa Merkel, restaurants

CDC: High price of excessive drinking costs D.C.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says excessive drinking is costing the nation billions. And the highest tab per person is in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 07:04pm EDT

Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drinking, excessive drinking, Paula Wolfson, binge drinking

Are your shoes making the grade? A new rating system for footwear

There is help for consumers looking for the most foot-friendly shoes.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 02:14pm EDT

Tags: shoes, Paula Wolfson, rating, American Podiatric Medical Association, APMA Seal of Acceptance/Approval, Dr. Jim Christina, health

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, Paula Wolfson, 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: Paula Wolfson, 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, Paula Wolfson, HPV vaccine

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