Health

  • Tylenol maker tries new cap to curb overdoses

    8/29/13 3:00 PM

    Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever.

  • Fairfax firefighters save woman's life, invite her to dinner

    8/28/13 11:40 PM

    Firefighters in Fairfax County not only saved an 89-year-old woman's life, but they invited her to dinner, too. On Wednesday night, Marian Hoover of Annandale came by Fire and Rescue Station 8 to thank and to eat with the men who helped her.

     

  • Medical marijuana: D.C. lawmakers may require discount to low-income patients

    8/26/13 6:00 PM

    Medical marijuana is legal in the District – but it doesn't come cheap. After a 10-year fight to get the drug legalized in the city, there is a move among D.C. lawmakers to require city-regulated dispensaries to offer a 20-percent discount to low-income patients.

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  • Concussion crisis met with preventive measures

    8/25/13 3:06 PM

    The parents of a Frostburg State football player are suing the NCAA as well as the university after their son died from a concussion. Now, there are preventive measures -- including waivers, the 'Heads Up' program and neurosurgeons on the sidelines.

  • Health care: Republicans aim to halt 'Obamacare'

    8/22/13 6:47 PM

    More than a third of House Republicans urged their leader Thursday to trigger a government shutdown rather than fund the implementation of the health care overhaul they call "Obamacare."

  • Ebola treatment shows promise, Fort Detrick study finds

    8/22/13 1:58 PM

    A new study authored by Army scientists at Fort Detrick reports that a treatment grown in tobacco plants cured three of seven monkeys that developed symptoms from the deadly Ebola virus.

  • Health Care: Virginia urges residents to sign up

    8/15/13 5:37 PM

    In Virginia, plans are still being formed on how to get all of the uninsured residents living here in the Commonwealth to sign up for health insurance that will soon be required by law – or face a fine.

  • Beer Week: D.C. number one in binge-drinking costs

    8/14/13 11:24 PM

    It's D.C. Beer Week in the nation’s capital – and while most are out for a drink or two, a newly released study by the Centers for Disease Control shows that excessive alcohol consumption is breaking bodies as well as banks.

  • Health Care: 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.

  • Dr. Sarah Poggi helps train doctors in Ghana

    8/9/13 6:00 PM

    A doctor who specializes in high risk pregnancies in Alexandria is also spreading her expertise all over the world, and raising two children at the same time.

  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta: "I changed my mind on weed"

    8/9/13 5:36 PM

    CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says he spoke too soon in opposing the medical use of marijuana in the past and that he now believes the drug can have very real benefits for people with specific health problems.

  • Anne Arundel County Department of Health racism allegations

    8/8/13 11:38 AM

    Maryland's health secretary says the department will investigate allegations of racism against the Anne Arundel County Department of Health.

  • 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.

  • Pedestrian deaths due to high alcohol levels

    8/5/13 7:13 PM

    Drinking and walking can be as deadly as drinking and driving. New data on pedestrian fatalities show a third of the pedestrians killed in 2011 had blood alcohol levels above the legal limit for driving.

  • New health insurance markets: Not like Travelocity

    8/5/13 10:17 AM

    You may have heard that shopping for health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul will be like using Travelocity or Amazon. But many people will end up with something more mundane than online shopping, like a call to the help desk.

  • Media blitz coming for online health exchange

    8/5/13 10:05 AM

    In less than three months, uninsured Floridians will be able to purchase medical insurance online under a new federal health law. Making sure average citizens understand how it works will be a Herculean task accompanied by a massive marketing blitz promoting the biggest expansion of the social safety net since Medicare.

     

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