Health

  • Help wanted: Virginia vets need blood for dogs

    8/16/13 9:48 AM

    The Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank is desperate for all breeds of dogs to become blood donors, as it’s experiencing a critical shortage in supply. The blood goes nationwide to dogs that are having surgery, experiencing trauma, or have a life-threatening disease.

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  • CDC says kids will get colds 8-12 times per school year

    8/16/13 7:00 AM

    On average, the CDC says that elementary school students will contract a cold or the flu eight to 12 times every school year. That number decreases as kids get older, but officials say taking simple actions can drive that number down.

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  • Florida groups get $7.8M to sign up uninsured

    8/15/13 2:22 PM

    Educating Americans about the law will be paramount for the federal government and insurers as 78 percent of uninsured adults don't know about opportunities that will be available to them in 2014, according to Enroll America, a nonprofit group sponsoring a national marketing campaign.

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  • D.C. Church helps residents sign up for health care

    8/14/13 6:58 PM

    The parishioners at Brown Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church get health care classes and monthly blood pressure checkups. Now, Reverend White's church will help uninsured city residents sign up for the new health care exchange.

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  • Dog Bootcamp: Man's best friend is your workout buddy

    8/14/13 10:33 AM

    It's a grueling workout for you. And an obedience lesson for your dog. It's called Thank Dog Bootcamp and ABC7's Adam Caskey got a preview of this unique exercise program on Good Morning Washington.

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  • Which vaccinations do my kids need as school resumes?

    8/12/13 12:42 PM

    Tax-free holidays in Maryland and Virginia may already have students outfitted with new clothes, notebooks, pencils and backpacks, but schools nationwide want to make sure kids are also up to date with their vaccines.

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  • Study: Deployments, suicides not linked among military

    8/7/13 2:54 PM

    Researchers have not been able to conclusively link combat deployments to a recent uptick in military suicides, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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  • Childhood obesity in decline, say health officials

    8/6/13 7:17 PM

    A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday.

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  • DOD spending cuts hit Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda

    8/5/13 6:20 PM

    Forced spending cuts at the Department of Defense due to sequestration has now hit military hospitals and clinics all over the country – including Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda.

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