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Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 05:24 PM EDT

Bad Air in D.C.: The Causes and Solutions

Bad Air in D.C.: The Causes and Solutions

Pat Lawson Muse talks to a panel of guests about bad air in the D.C. area, and what can be done to improve it. Guests include Vice Mayor of Falls Church David Snyder; managing director of public and...

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 01:35 PM EDT

Talking to Teens About Safety, Sex Assault and Suicide

Talking to Teens About Safety, Sex Assault and Suicide

Psychiatrist Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses how to talk to your teenage daughter about sexual assault and suicide.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 01:38 PM EDT

Latest Methods in Hair Restoration, Removal

Latest Methods in Hair Restoration, Removal

Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Burgess explains the latest procedures available to regrow hair -- or to remove it permanently.

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 07:19 PM EDT

iPad Linked to Unexplained Rash in Children

iPad Linked to Unexplained Rash in Children

The popular iPad tablet is found to have caused an allergic reaction in an 11-year-old boy. Doctors say nickel in the devices' makeup caused a rash.

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.

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