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Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 08:05 AM EDT

Breakfast Club Helps Former NFL Players Get Healthy Together

Breakfast Club Helps Former NFL Players Get Healthy Together

Kevin Mawae played 16 seasons in the NFL, earning eight Pro Bowls and three All-Pro honors. Yet the former offensive lineman found himself struggling to walk in the summer of 2017.

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 11:39 PM EDT

Couple Who Lost Infant Son Gives Back to Children's National

Couple Who Lost Infant Son Gives Back to Children's National

Two years after losing their son to a heart condition, Heather and Jeff Goldman are trying to raise more than $1 million to help other families going through health care struggles. Their son, Ari, spent his...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 02:59 PM EDT

Virginia to Start Accepting New Medicaid Applications

Virginia to Start Accepting New Medicaid Applications

Virginia will begin accepting applications on Nov. 1 for new coverage that will begin at the start of 2019.

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 12:39 PM EDT

Bush Daughter, Mindfulness Coach to Speak at DC Health Event

Bush Daughter, Mindfulness Coach to Speak at DC Health Event

Doro Bush Koch, the daughter of President George H.W. Bush and sister of George W. Bush, is a mindfulness instructor who will speak at the Achieving Optimal Health Conference at Georgetown University this...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 11:16 AM EDT

Dieting Is Out, Posing a Problem as Weight Watchers Rebrands

Dieting Is Out, Posing a Problem as Weight Watchers Rebrands

Traces of the name "Weight Watchers" have been scrubbed from the company's headquarters on Manhattan's Avenue of the Americas. Purple letters — WW — now hang from the lobby announcing the $4.6 billion diet...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 06:30 AM EDT

Va. Lawmaker Settles Suit; Seeks Mental-Health Reform

Va. Lawmaker Settles Suit; Seeks Mental-Health Reform

A Virginia lawmaker whose son stabbed him before killing himself has settled a lawsuit over the young man's mental-health care.

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 06:46 PM EDT

NIH Unsure What's Causing Paralyzing Illness in Children

NIH Unsure What's Causing Paralyzing Illness in Children

Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institutes of Health says they are unsure what is causing a mysterious illness that is paralyzing children. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 12:06 PM EDT

Glossophobia: How You Can Help Your Fear of Public Speaking

Glossophobia: How You Can Help Your Fear of Public Speaking

Approximately 19 million adults are affected by some form of phobia. Most of us are familiar with claustrophobia, the fear of being confined; or arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, but most of us have never...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 07:36 AM EDT

Despite the Science, Cities Are Removing Fluoride From Water

Despite the Science, Cities Are Removing Fluoride From Water

Fluoride prevents cavities and tooth decay, something confirmed by numerous studies, yet a small but vocal minority has gotten dozens of cities to remove the naturally occurring compound from the water...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 06:57 PM EDT

Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States

Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States

Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and say it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 confirmed cases have been reported in 22 states...

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