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Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girlsTeen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants - long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.
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  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
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CDC: Enterovirus cases rise to 277 in 40 states

CDC: Enterovirus cases rise to 277 in 40 statesThe number of confirmed cases of an uncommon respiratory illness has increased to 277 in 40 states and D.C.
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  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
Life

Howard University to host breast cancer brunch in Oct.

Howard University to host breast cancer brunch in Oct.Howard University hopes you will join a special event to help local cancer patients and remember the late Rosemary Williams.
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  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
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Experts talk ebola strategy at GW University conference

Experts talk ebola strategy at GW University conferenceThe goal is to bring non-governmental organizations like "Doctors Without Borders" together, and have a targeted action plan that will curtail the Ebola outbreak.
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  • 5 days, 8 hours ago
News

Plastic surgeon accused of disfiguring women's breasts

Plastic surgeon accused of disfiguring women's breastsTwo women have filed complaints against a renowned plastic surgeon they claim left them permanently damaged.
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  • 6 days, 18 hours ago
Health Alert

Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found in lockdown

Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found in lockdownIf more isn't done to control the outbreak, the case toll could hit 21,000 in the next six weeks according to the WHO.
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  • 1 week ago
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Soda giants to cut calories 20% by 2025

Soda giants to cut calories 20% by 2025Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple Group announced a goal to reduce calories consumed per person by 20% by 2025.
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  • 1 week ago
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Livestrong CEO leaving after 14 years

Livestrong CEO leaving after 14 yearsDoug Ulman helped Livestrong ride Armstrong's sports career and celebrity into rapid and worldwide expansion.
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  • 1 week ago
Health

9 ways to lose weight by rearranging your kitchen

9 ways to lose weight by rearranging your kitchenIf you declutter your kitchen, you'll likely snack about half as much.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Your work habits can lead to back pain

Your work habits can lead to back painWe spend most of our time in the workplace and our habits affect our overall health.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Fewer than half in USA get flu shots, CDC says

Fewer than half in USA get flu shots, CDC saysFewer than half of Americans are being vaccinated against the flu, which kills an average of more than 30,000 people a year.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

Georgetown University student dies of bacterial meningitis

Georgetown University student dies of bacterial meningitisThe CDC confirms bacterial meningitis killed a Georgetown University student Tuesday afternoon.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
DC News

Hope on Wheels to give special recognition to DC hospitals

Hope on Wheels to give special recognition to DC hospitalsHyundai Hope on Wheels is donating $9 million to 36 hospitals and institutions nationwide in support of medical research and programs
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health

Artificial sweeteners may lead to diabetes

Artificial sweeteners may lead to diabetesReaching for artificial sweeteners to avoid sugar may be trading one evil for another, a new study suggests.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health Alert

Traveling abroad for surgery? Take extra precautions

Traveling abroad for surgery? Take extra precautionsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention up to 750-thousand Americans travel abroad for surgery every year.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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CDC launches "HIV Treatment Works" campaign

CDC launches "HIV Treatment Works" campaignAs part of the CDC's overall initiative to combat AIDS, the goal is to encourage HIV patients to make medical treatment a regular part of their lives.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Md. students must be immunized by Tuesday

Md. students must be immunized by TuesdayState law requires students be vaccinated against measles, mumps and other diseases by the 20th day of school.
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Schizophrenia is eight different diseases, not one

Schizophrenia is eight different diseases, not oneNew research shows that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight distinct disorders.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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British boy gets first proton treatment in Prague

British boy gets first proton treatment in PragueAshya King underwent his first proton beam therapy session for a life-threatening brain tumor in Prague on Monday, a week after the 5-year-old boy was flown here from Spain.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Nation

24-year-old discovers she's missing key part of brain

24-year-old discovers she's missing key part of brainDoctors discovered a 24-year-old does not have a cerebellum.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health Alert

Local researcher stumbles upon possible Ebola treatment

Local researcher stumbles upon possible Ebola treatmentThe Russian-born scientist came to Howard University's campus 14-years ago as an HIV researcher. His focus was on why patients with Sickle Cell Disease, even after numerous blood transfusions, appeared to be more resistant to HIV compared to the general population.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave

FDA approves weight-loss drug ContraveU.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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Alzheimer's linked with meds for anxiety and sleep

Alzheimer's linked with meds for anxiety and sleepMedications widely used for anxiety and insomnia are linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's in a new study.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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The solution to your soda habit: 12K steps

The solution to your soda habit: 12K stepsDrinking a lot of soda packed with high-fructose corn syrup is not a healthy choice—but its ill effects aren't so hard to fight.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Baby with eight limbs progressing after operation

Baby with eight limbs progressing after operationBaby Paul had been born with a full set of arms and legs and another set from a headless and heartless mirror image twin that never fully grew.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Health Alert

Local docs are keeping watch for enterovirus 68

Local docs are keeping watch for enterovirus 68The enterovirus 68 is especially dangerous for children who are prone to asthma attacks.
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  • 3 weeks ago
Health

4th American with Ebola to be flown to U.S. for care

4th American with Ebola to be flown to U.S. for careA fourth American who contracted Ebola in West Africa is expected to arrive in the U.S. for care Tuesday.
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  • 3 weeks ago
Health Alert

Study: Autism signs in babies can be erased

Study: Autism signs in babies can be erasedA new pilot study suggests that signs of autism symptoms can be erased if babies begin therapy even before they can toddle.
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  • 3 weeks ago
Health Alert

FDA approves new drug to fight melanoma

FDA approves new drug to fight melanomaThe drug, known chemically as pembrolizumab is part of a hot, promising new class of antibody-based drugs that work by taking a brake off the immune system so it can better recognize and attack cancer cells.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Health Alert

Myths & facts about back pain

Myths & facts about back painDoes back pain require surgery? Do shoes contribute to back pain? Dr. Corey Wallach of Inova talks about the myths and facts of back pain.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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