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Contest sheds light on teen dating violence

Teens in Montgomery County are being urged to use their cameras and send a message.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 12:36pm EST

Tags: teen violence, contest

Even the young can fall victim to strokes

Most people think strokes are only a health problem among senior citizens, but they can also strike the young. It happened to WTOP reporter Jamie Forzato, who suffered a stroke on the eve of her 19th birthday.

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 07:26am EST

Tags: stoke, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington Adventist Hospital Hospital, jamie forzato,

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On the Run: Is cardio king?

It wasn't all that long ago that the standard advice for anyone seeking to lose weight was "calories in -- calories out." Now we're finding out it's much more complicated than that.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 07:30am EST

Tags: exercise, fitness, cardio, weight loss, on the run,

Simple steps for preventing the flu

It seems like the flu is unavoidable in the D.C. area, but there are simple steps anyone can take to cut the risk of getting sick.

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 05:15am EST

Tags: flu, hand washing, John Dooley, Foxhall Internists

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Flu vaccinations don't always keep the bug away

Doctors are noticing a disturbing trend this flu season - an unusually large number of people who received flu vaccinations are still getting sick.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 04:15am EST

Tags: Foxhall Internists, flu, CDC

Biggest challenge for Parkinson's patients may be depression

Doctors have focused on treating physical symptoms of Parkinson's disease, but results from a recent study suggest depression may be the biggest hurdle patients face.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 07:10am EST

Tags: Dr. Zoltan Mari, Johns Hopkins, depression

Sodium Swap Challenge aims to help Americans cut down on salt

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association starts a three-week Sodium Swap Challenge to help people train their taste buds to not want as many salty foods.

Monday - 01/07/2013, 08:49am EST

Tags: salt, American Heart Association

Getting fit and sticking with it

This is the time of year when gyms and rec centers are packed with folks vowing to get fit.

Saturday - 01/05/2013, 08:52am EST

Tags: health, fitness, Fairfax Hackley, New Year

There's a shingles vaccine, but it's not for everyone

About 1 million Americans get shingles each year in the United States, and those who have had the chicken pox are at most risk.

Friday - 01/04/2013, 10:16am EST

Tags: chicken pox, Shingles, vaccine,

Telecommuting benefits employers as well as employees

In a well-connected world, more and more people are skipping the office commute and opting to plug-in at home.

Saturday - 12/29/2012, 08:37pm EST

Tags: telecommuting, working from home

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