A group of researchers at Johns Hopkins say medical errors are a big-time killer in this country, and not enough is being done to stop it.
New stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show many American adults don’t drink enough water.
Health reporter Paula Wolfson explores the hidden pitfalls of the most important meal of the day and menu options for a healthier, brighter morning.
The study co-author says patients and doctors all too often forget that over-the-counter treatments and supplements can present problems when combined with a prescribed drug.
A new study shows that brain health can by improved by climbing stairs or staying in school.
Arm injury prevention programs can go a long way to keep players healthy and pain free during their competitive season.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is out with its annual report on trends in cosmetic procedures. While the overall number of procedures continues to rise, there has been a big change in the options requested by patients.
A new study paints a grim picture of the lives of the 8.4 million Americans who are caring for an adult family member with mental illness.
As a nation, we are far better about getting regular aerobic exercise than we were a decade ago. But the CDC’s latest national health survey shows half of us still don’t get enough.
A history of depression doubles the risk of future heart problems, and then can make the condition worse. The depression can surface after a heart episode or surgery, complicating and slowing the path to recovery.
This may be a busy weekend at local burn units. The problem isn’t fire — it’s the extreme cold that is blanketing the region.
Women who don’t get enough rest could be at much higher risk for Type 2 diabetes, according to Harvard researchers.
Heart health tips from Dr. Allen Taylor, chief of cardiology with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute.
Doctors say a lot of us are walking around with an underactive thyroid — it’s one of the most misdiagnosed conditions around.
‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. WTOP checked in with some of the region’s top doctors to get their favorite health tips. Their ideas run the gamut, from keeping tabs on your heart health, to the best ways for athletes to prevent shin splints in the spring. Browse through this gallery for a look at the top health tips for 2016.
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