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Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 07:58 PM EDT

Best and Worst States to Have a Baby

Best and Worst States to Have a Baby

A new study by WalletHub ranks the best and worst states to have a baby, Today.com reported.

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 11:12 PM EDT

Md. Schools Can Request Extension for Vaccine Deadline

Md. Schools Can Request Extension for Vaccine Deadline

Maryland schools struggling to meet new vaccination deadlines have gotten a break.

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 01:51 PM EDT

MAP: Clinics Scheduled for Last-Minute Md. Vaccinations

MAP: Clinics Scheduled for Last-Minute Md. Vaccinations

Students in Montgomery and Prince George's counties have just one more weekend to get the immunizations they need to stay in school.

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 01:55 PM EDT

D.C. Group Ships Hazmat Suits to Teams Treating Ebola

D.C. Group Ships Hazmat Suits to Teams Treating Ebola

A non-profit group shipped 276 hazmat suits to aid in the fight against Ebola Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 01:54 PM EDT

Stark Image Represents Losses From Suicide

Stark Image Represents Losses From Suicide

Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver shows us the stark image of hundreds of backpacks on the walkways at GMU, representing college students who committed suicide.

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 01:50 PM EDT

Beauty Secrets From Bluemercury Founder

Beauty Secrets From Bluemercury Founder

Bluemercury, a spa and skincare company that got its start in Georgetown, is celebrating 15 years in business. CEO and co-founder Marla Beck talks business success and beauty secrets.

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM EDT

Suicide Prevention: How You Can Help Save Lives

Suicide Prevention: How You Can Help Save Lives

Someone in the world takes their own life every 40 seconds, according to a new report. Worldwide, more people die from suicide than from conflicts and natural catastrophes. On Sept.

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 10:52 AM EDT

What You Need to Know About Enterovirus

What You Need to Know About Enterovirus

An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in a dozen states ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are particularly

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 05:24 PM EDT

Thousands of Md. Students Still Need Shots

Thousands of Md. Students Still Need Shots

Thousands of seventh-grade students in Montgomery County, Maryland, could be kept out of school beginning next week if they don’t show proof they’ve met new immunization requirements.

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 09:00 PM EDT

Woman Sickened by Hidden Toxin in Her Home

Woman Sickened by Hidden Toxin in Her Home

A D.C. woman says a hidden danger in her home made her very sick and ruined her life. Doreen Gentzler has the story.

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