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Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 07:11 PM EDT

Mental Health Challenges for Black Community

Mental Health Challenges for Black Community

Mental illness is often stigmatized or even ignored among African-Americans, existing quietly in the black community for generations. And a shortage of black mental health professionals may be making the problem...

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 06:12 PM EDT

West Nile Virus Found in Va. Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus Found in Va. Mosquitoes

A sample of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus in Woodbridge, Virginia, earlier this month, officials said.

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 03:45 PM EDT

iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

It turns out that iPads may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals, causing some to develop rashes when in direct contact with the devices, The Associated Press reported. Whether all iPad

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 01:53 PM EDT

Jaw Pain: The Causes and Treatments

Jaw Pain: The Causes and Treatments

Dr. Claudia Cotca talks about the causes of jaw pain and presents an appliance that might help with the problem.

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 05:14 PM EDT

Your Easy Outdoor Summer Workout

Your Easy Outdoor Summer Workout

Don't want to spend these sunny days inside at the gym? Steve Hayes has a workout plan you can do at your neighborhood park this summer.

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 06:51 PM EDT

Study: Sunscreen Can Reduce Physical Signs of Aging

Study: Sunscreen Can Reduce Physical Signs of Aging

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, explains a new study that finds sunscreen can reduce the physical signs of aging in skin.

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 10:03 PM EDT

Place to Call Home for Homeless Women

Place to Call Home for Homeless Women

Many in our community who are homeless also suffer with mental health issues. Homeless women with mental health diagnoses are finding shelter and the road to recovery at a special little place they call home in...

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 02:23 PM EDT

Understanding the Risks of Teen Marijuana Use

Understanding the Risks of Teen Marijuana Use

Psychiatrist Dr. Joshua Weiner talks about the risks involved with teenage marijuana use.

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 05:12 PM EDT

NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR host Diane Rehm said her husband of 54 years had to kill himself by dehydration after his Parkinson’s disease became unbearable because Maryland law forbids a doctor to assist in ending a patient’s

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 03:55 PM EDT

Forgotten Smallpox Vials Found at Former NIH Building

Forgotten Smallpox Vials Found at Former NIH Building

Government workers cleaning out an old storage room at a research center in Bethesda made a startling discovery last week -- decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

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