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A simple test can detect early signs of heart disease, but insurance does not not cover it. The chief of cardiology at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital calls it "a mammogram for the heart."
A new study shows that longtime smokers lose about 10 years of lives, but smokers who quit early enough can get almost all of those years back.
Young adults ages 18 to 33 comprise the most stressed age group in the country, according to a new study by the American Psychological Association.
Scientists are developing a universal vaccine that will offer protection against any and all flu strains. The work is under way at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health.
Teens in Montgomery County are being urged to use their cameras and send a message.
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.
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.
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.
Doctors are noticing a disturbing trend this flu season - an unusually large number of people who received flu vaccinations are still getting sick.
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.
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