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A Virginia woman having a heart attack recognized the symptoms thanks to the lyrics of a public service announcement with a snappy jingle.
Fish oil has long been used for its supposed medicinal properties - but whether it actually works has been debated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One in three teens is a victim of dating violence. Montgomery County has stepped up awareness efforts for students and their parents.
A new study gives women insights into how the number of hours they spend on house work might be affecting their waistlines.
Sleep researchers offer a few tricks to help you wake up feeling fresh, and most of them start before you go to sleep.
There is new evidence that lowering the drinking age may result in more binge drinking and not just among the young.
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?
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.
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?
Dr. Susan Bennett, cardiologist
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