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'Dream Team' to unlock mysteries of the brain

Efforts to map the brain will team government and private sector scientists who caution their work will take years. But the new knowledge of the human mind could yield treatments for an array of disorders, like paralysis and epilepsy.

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 07:29am EDT

Tags: NIH, Paula Wolfson, brain research, Bethesda, Md., Alzheimer, Parkinsons

Virginia to arm parents in fight against eating disorders

Supporters are calling a new Virginia law a first step in tackling the growing problem of eating disorders.

Monday - 04/01/2013, 04:41am EDT

Tags: eating disorders, psychology, Virginia General Assembly, Dickie Bell, Virginia schools, Paula Wolfson

Health experts: Most fast food kid-friendly meals loaded with fat, salt

American families are eating more and more of their meals at chain restaurants. And it turns out, those meals may be playing a big role in the child obesity epidemic.

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 06:45pm EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, kids meals

Don't see red, get the facts about rosacea

Some 16 million Americans have rosacea, a common skin condition that sometimes seems to mimic adult acne.

Tuesday - 03/26/2013, 04:43am EDT

Tags: skin care, dermatology, Princess Diana, rosacea, Dr. Howard Brooks, Paula Wolfson, Skin Cosmetic Dermatology of Georgetown

Colon cancer screenings on the rise in D.C. area

The D.C. region has the highest colon cancer fatality rate in the country. But an uptick in colorectal screenings has area doctors hoping that statistic could soon change.

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:26am EDT

Tags: colon cancer, colonoscopy, Paula Wolfson, mike jakaitis

Energy drinks mixed with alcohol a growing concern among youth

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks is a disturbing trend among college students, local health experts say, and there is a growing concern that younger siblings may follow their lead.

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 12:34pm EDT

Tags: alcohol, energy drink, george washington university, Paula Wolfson, children

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How much is too much caffeine?

With caffeinated marshmallows, pancake mix, gum and breakfast drinks on the market, companies are getting creative in catering to Americans' caffeine cravings. But consumer advocates say the food industry should be doing more to regulate and label products with a kick.

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 11:50am EDT

Tags: caffeine, coffee, soft drinks, Food and Drug Administration, George Washington University School of Medicine, Paula Wolfson

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Largely hidden, dating violence is prevalent in teen relationships

One in three teens is a victim of dating violence. Montgomery County has stepped up awareness efforts for students and their parents.

Monday - 03/04/2013, 06:57am EST

Tags: Paula Wolfson, dating violence, teens, abusive relationships, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council of Montgomery County, domestic violence

Study: Lowering drinking age leads to more binge drinking

There is new evidence that lowering the drinking age may result in more binge drinking and not just among the young.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 06:18am EST

Tags: binge drinking, Georgetown University Hospital, drinking age, Paula Wolfson

Local wrestlers' Olympic dreams crushed

The season is ending for a lot of young local wrestlers, and their dreams of Olympic fame may be ending, too.

Monday - 02/18/2013, 07:19am EST

Tags: Paula Wolfson, wrestling, Olympics

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