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After brother's suicide, Montgomery County woman looks to prevent others

Alison Malmon envisioned a place where students could talk openly about mental health issues. Now, "Active Minds" has a national chapter.

Monday - 06/23/2014, 01:55pm EDT

Tags: Alison Malmon, Brian Malmon, suicide, suicide prevention,

Getting kids to sleep during the summer

Elementary school-aged children should get at least 10 hours of sleep per night. Toddlers need even more.

Sunday - 06/22/2014, 02:29pm EDT

Tags: sleep,

Type of drowning kills hours after submersion

What many parents may not realize is there is a form of drowning that's deceptive and kills over time.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 06:06am EDT

Tags: drowning, health, water, swimming, children, parenting

Running expert: Take it easy in the heat

Anyone who exercises outdoors in the heat needs to remember that their body is working hard to keep cool.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 05:43am EDT

Tags: heat, exercise, Jeff Horowitz, running

Diabetes cases on the rise locally

More and more of us are getting diabetes.

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 01:12pm EDT

Tags: diabetes, MedStar Diabetes Institute, Gretchen Youssef

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Following cardiac arrest, Arlington man launches 'HeartGeek' blog

Paul Maher didn't take care of himself, but he didn't think he'd have a heart attack so soon.

Monday - 06/09/2014, 07:24am EDT

Tags: Paul Maher, Dr. Warren Levy, Heartgeek,

America feels its weight: Knee replacements on the rise

The U.S. obesity epidemic is not doing great things for knees. Total knee replacements more than tripled between 1993 and 2009.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 08:35am EDT

Tags: knee replacement, Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Robert Bunning, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery,

Hepatitis C: A killer few know much about

It is a virus that kills more people each year than AIDS, and yet most know little about it: Hepatitis C.

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 02:16am EDT

Tags: hepatitis C, blood,

Diet drinks more effective than water in weight loss

A new study finds that diet drinks may be more effective than water in aiding weight loss.

Monday - 06/02/2014, 04:59am EDT

Tags: weight loss, diet soda, dieting,

Get kids hooked on vegetables early

It's said to be best to teach kids to swim before they develop a fear of water, and the same thing holds true for vegetables -- the sooner they start eating them, the better.

Sunday - 06/01/2014, 07:08am EDT

Tags: vegetables,

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