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Coronary calcium scan finds early signs of heart disease

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."

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 04:58am EST

Tags: heart disease, health insurance, coronary calcium scan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital,

Longtime smokers die a decade earlier, study finds

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.

Monday - 02/11/2013, 06:04am EST

Tags: smoking

Survey: Millennials the most stressed generation in country

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.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 04:28pm EST

Tags: stress, millennials, Health, baby boomers, American Psychological Association,

NIH scientists work on universal flu vaccine

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.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 03:39am EST

Tags: flu, NIH, Dr. Anthony Fauci

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

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