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Heat, anti-inflammatory drugs are dangerous mix

Combining over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs with hot-weather exercise or alcoholic beverages can have serious implications for your kidneys.

Friday - 07/05/2013, 05:04am EDT

Tags: anti-inflammatory drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAID, Dr. Stuart Seides,

National Mall's Fourth of July alcohol ban a boon for holiday safety

The National Mall's Fourth of July alcohol ban is helping keep the local emergency rooms less hectic on the holiday.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 04:58am EDT

Tags: alcohol, National Mall, Fourth of July, fireworks, Dr. Robert Shesser, George Washington University Hospital, US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Protect against food poisoning at your next cookout

Food is a central component to many Fourth of July celebrations. And cooking and eating outside in the sunny summer weather is a popular way to enjoy the holiday. But this can mean trouble. Food that sits in the heat too long can be a breeding ground for the bacteria that causes food poisoning.

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 09:18am EDT

Tags: cookout, Grilling, july 4th, food, sick, food poisoning, Fourth of July, diarrhea

Study: Avatars encourage women to lose weight

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services say a computer-generated figure - or avatar - can serve as an alter ego for dieters, enabling them to gain the skills necessary to drop pounds.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 03:58am EDT

Tags: weight loss, george washington university, Melissa Napolitano, Journal of Diabetes and Science and Technology, dieting, avatar

Taking too many NSAIDs could cause heart trouble

To many people, they are wonder drugs, but a class of common painkillers can do real damage when used to excess.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 04:39am EDT

Tags: ibuprofen, painkiller, medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Stuart Seides

District teens educate peers on safe sex

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 19 million Americans come down with sexually transmitted infections each year. Roughly half are between the ages of 15 and 24.

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 08:38am EDT

Tags: Teen Sex, Metro TeenAIDS, cdc, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, STDs

Local kids aim for record books by learning to swim

Prince George's County children packed into the Rollingham-Chillum Splash Pool Tuesday to take part in a world-wide swim lesson.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 10:11am EDT

Tags: swimming, USA Swimming, water safety,

2 forms of Gulf War illness affect different parts of brain

They served their country two decades ago, and more than 200,000 Gulf War vets are still dealing with the mysterious symptoms they brought home. Now, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found the missing link of the puzzle.

Monday - 06/17/2013, 05:30am EDT

Tags: Gulf War, Georgetown University, Georgetown University Medical Center, Gulf War Illness

Men's Health Week: Being proactive in health

One of the best ways to stay on top of your health is to pick a doctor you like and build a relationship of trust.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 05:42pm EDT

Tags: doctor, health, Men

Walking cuts risk of Type 2 diabetes in seniors

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services say a 15-minute walk, three times a day after meals, helps seniors keep their blood sugar levels in-check and cuts their risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 04:31am EDT

Tags: walking, Diabetes Care, george washington university, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, Loretta DiPietro, seniors

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