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Familiar jingle may have saved woman's life

A Virginia woman having a heart attack recognized the symptoms thanks to the lyrics of a public service announcement with a snappy jingle.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 09:13pm EDT
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New findings challenge ideas about fish oil benefits, dangers

Fish oil has long been used for its supposed medicinal properties - but whether it actually works has been debated.

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 07:18am EDT

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

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

Veterans seek new perspective along Appalachian Trail

Thirteen veterans will put on their backpacks and boots and begin a long hike north along the longest trail in the world Sunday in hopes of shedding their lives in the military and embracing civilian life. Their in for a lot of bonding and physical challenges along the way.

Saturday - 03/16/2013, 03:18pm EDT

Rabies-transplant prompts questions: How are donated organs screened?

A Maryland man has died from rabies, contracted from an organ transplant, but a local transplant network says there are many safeguards in place that make the transmission of diseases through life-saving transplants very rare.

Saturday - 03/16/2013, 07:09am EDT

Even non-concussive blows can cause serious damage

A football player is constantly taking blows to the head. Most are not strong enough to cause a concussion, but there is growing evidence a series of lesser hits could do significant damage.

Sunday - 03/10/2013, 04:37pm EDT

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

How June Cleaver maintained a healthy weight

A new study gives women insights into how the number of hours they spend on house work might be affecting their waistlines.

Friday - 03/01/2013, 06:46am EST

Tricks for waking up in the morning

Sleep researchers offer a few tricks to help you wake up feeling fresh, and most of them start before you go to sleep.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 03:44am EST

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

Why you need to kick the soda habit and how

The evidence continues to mount that both real sugar and artificially sweetened sodas aren't good for you. So what is a soda-holic to do?

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 08:03am EST

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

A broken heart can lead to real heart problems

We've all heard the stories. A spouse dies suddenly and the other passes a short time later. Could the cause have been a broken heart?

Sunday - 02/10/2013, 02:41pm EST

Cardiovascular disease is still No. 1 killer of U.S. women

Dr. Susan Bennett, cardiologist

Friday - 02/01/2013, 02:46pm EST

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