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Male nurses make more money than women RNs

Male nurses make more money than women RNsEven in an occupation that women overwhelmingly dominate, they still earn less than men, a study of nurses found.
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National Diabetes Alert Day

National Diabetes Alert DayKnow you risk for developing diabetes.
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Angelina Jolie had her ovaries removed

Angelina Jolie had her ovaries removedWhen Jolie chose to undergo a pre-emptive double mastectomy in 2013, she noted it was because a "blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene"
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Drug to help remove 'double-chin' one step closer to market

Drug to help remove 'double-chin' one step closer to marketAn FDA advisory panel has recommended approval of a new, fat-melting drug for double chins.
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Getting stroke patients on the road to recovery

Getting stroke patients on the road to recoveryIn the past, clinical driving assessments were done with pen and paper. The simulator allows therapists to better analyze patients' real life driving skills.
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Healthcare worker with Ebola now at NIH

Healthcare worker with Ebola now at NIHThe American healthcare worker with Ebola virus disease is now at National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda.
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Breathing technique to reduce radiation during therapy

Breathing technique to reduce radiation during therapyThe way you breathe can be effective in preventing heart disease after radiation therapy for breast cancer.
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Life

Building a mini-workout in a jiffy

Building a mini-workout in a jiffyYour time might be tight, but that's no excuse for not exercising.
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New relief for migraine sufferers

New relief for migraine sufferersMigraines and tension headaches, for some they are not only painful, they can alter your life.
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Treating chronic pain

Treating chronic painChronic pain affects 100 million Americans.
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Supreme Court hears 3rd case challenging Obamacare

Supreme Court hears 3rd case challenging ObamacareThe Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday in a case that is challenging Obamacare.
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Hepatitis C study for District residents

Hepatitis C study for District residentsUnity Health Care announced a study to show how health care providers can treat Hepatitis C.
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Rare diseases are more common than you think

Rare diseases are more common than you thinkAdvances in genetics help to identify more of these illnesses. This is the focus of Rare Disease Day at NIH, aimed to spread the word about these conditions.
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Family Health: Fixing the beat of the heart

Family Health: Fixing the beat of the heartDoctors started using a new approach called an epicardial ablation.
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Va. woman transported due to possible Ebola exposure

Va. woman transported due to possible Ebola exposureAn Arlington woman who recently traveled to an Ebola infected country was transported to the hospital on Thursday.
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'Broken heart syndrome' is real and dangerous

'Broken heart syndrome' is real and dangerousStress cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome, is brought on by the response to a stressful event, such as the death of a loved one or divorce.
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Higher infection and death rates from C. Difficile

Higher infection and death rates from C. DifficileIn 2011, C. Diff was responsible for nearly half a million infections and 29,000 deaths.
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Tackling the issue of eating disorders

Tackling the issue of eating disordersWednesday February 24th, the Milken School of Public Health at GW will host an event featuring best selling author Brian Cuban. He will discuss his battle with eating disorders and drug addiction. It is free to the public starting at 7:30pm.
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What to know about new research on babies, peanut allergies

What to know about new research on babies, peanut allergiesA new study suggests many peanut allergies can be prevented.
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Conjoined twins separated at Texas Children's Hospital

Conjoined twins separated at Texas Children's HospitalSurgery takes 26 hours, squad of surgeons to separate girls.
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World Health Organization approves 1st quick test for Ebola

World Health Organization approves 1st quick test for EbolaThe new test can provide results within 15 minutes by detecting an Ebola protein.
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Drug, chemotherapy combo can lengthen breast cancer patients' survival

Drug, chemotherapy combo can lengthen breast cancer patients' survivalGroundbreaking research that can extend the lives of women with a very aggressive and deadly form of breast cancer.
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'Superbug' outbreak raises questions about medical tool

'Superbug' outbreak raises questions about medical toolOn Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory warning doctors that even when a manufacturer's cleaning instructions are followed, infectious germs may linger in the devices
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Mom loses son to vaccine-preventable disease

Mom loses son to vaccine-preventable diseaseFor Linda Dahlstrom-Anderson, the debate about whether to vaccinate children has little do with ideology, politics or religion.
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2 dead, 179 exposed after 'superbug' outbreak at hospital

2 dead, 179 exposed after 'superbug' outbreak at hospitalSimilar outbreaks of CRE have been reported around the nation. They are difficult to treat because some varieties are resistant to most known antibiotics
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McLean student learns of heart defect from free screening

McLean student learns of heart defect from free screeningThe leading cause of death in young athletes on the playing field is an undetected heart condition.
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Health

2nd case of measles confirmed in DC

2nd case of measles confirmed in DCA second case of measles has been confirmed in D.C., health officials said Tuesday.
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Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline is Sunday

Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline is SundayThis Sunday, Feb. 15th marks the final deadline for enrollment to get inexpensive health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
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Are your meds putting you at risk for dementia?

Are your meds putting you at risk for dementia?Alarming research shows many of the most commonly used prescription and over-the-counter drugs can raise your chances of developing dementia.
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Heart devices save trainer from rare disease

Heart devices save trainer from rare diseaseThe personal trainer dedicated his whole life to physical fitness. But one day, his body just gave out on him.
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Suspected measles case in Fairfax tests negative

Suspected measles case in Fairfax tests negativeA suspected case of measles in Fairfax has tested negative for the virus.
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Suspected measles case in Fairfax County under investigation

Suspected measles case in Fairfax County under investigationThey say that tests are being run now to determine whether or not the county resident has the measles. Test results are expected in approximately 24 hours.
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Girl born pregnant with twin fetuses

Girl born pregnant with twin fetusesBeing born pregnant is so rare it has only been documented 200 times.
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INOVA opening new research facility in Fairfax County

INOVA opening new research facility in Fairfax CountyINOVA has picked the ExxonMobil campus as the site for its planned expansion in Fairfax.
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UMD to students, staff with flu, fever: Isolate yourselves

UMD to students, staff with flu, fever: Isolate yourselvesUniversity of Maryland health officials are asking students and faculty who may have the flu or other illness that come with a fever to isolate themselves until their fevers have broken.
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International Day of Zero Tolerance for female genital mutilation observed Feb. 6

International Day of Zero Tolerance for female genital mutilation observed Feb. 6The International Day of Zero Tolerance for female genital mutilation is observed on Friday.
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Tips for maintaining a healthy routine

Tips for maintaining a healthy routineMarch is National Nutrition Month and eating healthy can give us an energy boost, which is perfect going into spring. Joining us is Registered Dietitian Sara Negron from Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
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Breathing technique to reduce radiation during therapy

Breathing technique to reduce radiation during therapy The way you breathe can be effective in preventing heart disease after radiation therapy for breast cancer.
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The dangers of snow shoveling

The dangers of snow shovelingThis is a heavy, wet snow. Which means shoveling it will be hard and potentially dangerous. Dr. Miriam Fischer from Inova Fairfax Hospital's Emergency Department talks to WUSA9's Leslie Foster and Jan Jeffcoat.
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Treating chronic pain

Treating chronic painFor one in five people around the world, the pain just never seems to end. We're talking about chronic pain, Here now to look at new treatment options is Dr. Dan Kendall, from the National Spine & Pain Centers in McLean.
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Can a broken heart really break your heart?

Can a broken heart really break your heart?Turns out, women really do suffer from broken hearts. Stress cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome, is brought on by the response to a stressful event, such as the death of a loved one or divorce.
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Talking about heart health

Talking about heart healthDr. Narian Rajan, of Inova Alexandria Hospital talks to WUSA9's Jan Jeffcoat about the latest in heart health.
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Experts use adult therapies to treat premies

Experts use adult therapies to treat premiesWhile Viagra is not FDA-approved for use in newborns, it can be used in the intensive care setting.
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Know when to go to an urgent care center or an ER

Know when to go to an urgent care center or an ERDr. Nandini Koka of Inova Urgent Care Centers explains when it is best to visit an ER and when an urgent care center can provide help.
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Choir of Alzheimer's patients sing tunes from memory

Choir of Alzheimer's patients sing tunes from memoryOnce a week, since September, roughly 30 Alzheimer's and dementia patients have rehearsed side-by-side with their care givers, at MacPhail Center for Music. The songs they sing are, remarkably, from memory.
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Shoulder replacements becoming more popular

Shoulder replacements becoming more popularKnee and hip replacements are very common but new shoulders are the fastest growing form of bionic joints.
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Va. investigation reveals rampant drug abuse

Va. investigation reveals rampant drug abuseA startling investigation reveals that hundreds of nurses in the state have been disciplined for drug abuse.
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Study: Hospice care can greatly benefit cancer patients

Study: Hospice care can greatly benefit cancer patientsJ. Donald Schumacher, PsyD of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization talks about a recent study noting the benefits of hospice care
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