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Study: Adults with autism often have little opportunity

Study: Adults with autism often have little opportunityRoughly one in 10 young adults on the autism spectrum apparently has nothing to do all day, and many more have very limited opportunities, according to a new study.
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Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50

Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50In reviewing its recommendation this time around, the government advisory panel is stressing that 40-somethings need to weigh the pros and cons of screening with their doctors.
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Stay informed about breast cancer

Stay informed about breast cancerCancer specialists will host a symposium Saturday from 8am to noon at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, in the auditorium.
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Study tests accuracy of certain tumor-only gene mapping

Study tests accuracy of certain tumor-only gene mappingWednesday's study found that mapping only the tumor's genome could provide misleading results and lead to treatment that's less likely to work.
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Sinus implant may help you breathe easier

Sinus implant may help you breathe easierThe implant slowly releases steroids to stop the reformation of swollen tissue.
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Fast food for post-workout fuel?

Fast food for post-workout fuel?Study suggests eating a greasy burger and fries after a workout is not much different than consuming dietary supplements.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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An apple a day does not keep the doctor away - really

An apple a day does not keep the doctor away - reallyAn apple a day does not keep the doctor away, at least according to a new study.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Getting ready for a rough allergy season

Getting ready for a rough allergy seasonToday in Family Health we are talking about seasonal allergies in kids
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NIH Ebola patient's status improves to fair condition

NIH Ebola patient's status improves to fair conditionThe condition of American healthcare worker admitted to the NIH with Ebola has improved from serious to fair condition.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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NIH Ebola patient's status improves to serious condition

NIH Ebola patient's status improves to serious conditionThe condition of the healthcare worker admitted to the NIH with Ebola has improved from critical to serious condition.
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Biogen releases Alzheimer's drug data

Biogen releases Alzheimer's drug dataIn the study, patients receiving the largest dose of the drug showed significant improvement over patients receiving placebo. The drug candidate also met safety goals.
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Many Alzheimer's patients not told of diagnosis

Many Alzheimer's patients not told of diagnosisThe Alzheimer's Association's 2015 Facts and Figures Report includes information that shows only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer's were told about their diagnosis.
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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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Health

'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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  • 2 months ago
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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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Nation Now

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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  • 2 months ago
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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 months ago
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Experts hope vitamin D can help stop diabetes

Experts hope vitamin D can help stop diabetesA clinical trial that will include 2,500 people will see if vitamin D has an impact on insulin secretion.
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Family Health: Relieve your back and joint pain

Family Health: Relieve your back and joint painDr. Corey Wallach, Medical Director of the Inova Spine Program talks to Andrea Roane about the aches and pain that comes as we embrace spring.
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Get back into exercising without hurting your joints and back

Get back into exercising without hurting your joints and backMany of us are starting to get more active again after the long, cold winter. For some, getting active too quickly can bring on joint or back pain. Dr. Robert Najarian of Inova talks to Lesli Foster about easing into spring activity.
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We knew yoga was good, but not this good

We knew yoga was good, but not this goodYoga isn't just good for your body. It's good for your brain, and it's showing encouraging results as a form of therapy for traumatic brain injury patients.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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Rough allergy season ahead!

Rough allergy season ahead!Are you sniffling, coughing, dealing with watery eyes? It may be seasonal allergies. Speaking with us today is Dr. Saba Sharif from Inova Loudoun Hospital.
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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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Minimize your risk for cardiovascular disease

Minimize your risk for cardiovascular diseaseHeart disease is the number one killer of both men and women
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New Cath lab reduces radiation exposure

New Cath lab reduces radiation exposurenew cardiac catheterization labs reduce the radiation dose by 75 percent. Dr. Bryan Raybuck of Inova Fairfax Hospital says this is important to the patients, doctors, and lab technicians.
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Common group of meds carry dementia risk

Common group of meds carry dementia riskAlarming 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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Family Health: 5 heart healthy tips

Family Health: 5 heart healthy tipsToday is National Wear Red Day many of us are wearing red to support Women's Heart Health Month. Dr. Margie Akbari, a Cardiologist at Inova Medical Group, talked to us about ways to keep a healthy heart
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Body implant can treat sleep apnea

Body implant can treat sleep apneaTreating sleep apnea could be as easy as using a remote control.
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Family Health: Get the facts about the measles

Family Health: Get the facts about the measlesSeven states are involved in a measles outbreak
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NIH clinical trial aims to stop aggressive tumors

NIH clinical trial aims to stop aggressive tumorsCancer immunotherapy has emerged as an exciting new approach to treating cancers. Experts are able to use therapies that help an individual's immune system.
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