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Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 08:25 AM EDT

West Nile Virus Detected in Maryland Resident

West Nile Virus Detected in Maryland Resident

An adult who lives in the national capital region is infected, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Thursday.

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 06:36 PM EDT

Ebola Outbreak Likely Started From 1 Person: Study

Ebola Outbreak Likely Started From 1 Person: Study

One infected person likely started the Ebola outbreak that is devastating West Africa, a new genetic analysis suggests.

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 05:41 PM EDT

Ebola Testing to Begin Next Week at NIH in Bethesda

Ebola Testing to Begin Next Week at NIH in Bethesda

Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 08:27 AM EDT

Danger in La. Water: What to Know About Brain-Destroying Amoeba

Danger in La. Water: What to Know About Brain-Destroying Amoeba

A rare but potentially deadly brain-destroying amoeba was found in a parish water supply in Louisiana, putting a community on edge.

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 01:46 PM EDT

Helping Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety

Helping Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety

That morning trudge to the bus stop has already begun for some students in the D.C. area, and while you've likely crossed many items from your child's back-to-school list, it may be time to check in with...

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 01:27 PM EDT
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By Elizabeth Ladzinski

Boston Marathon Dream Wedding

If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James... See Full Gallery

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