healthy living

Shingles: Get in Line

There’s a shortage of the new vaccine, but you must wait it out.

July 9, 2018

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Lyme Disease on the Uptick (Get It?)

Ticks have become a Mid-Altantic menace. Here’s how to stay safe.

July 2, 2018

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A Pain-Filled Year

Persistent pain drove a DC woman to several different treatments for relief. She’s still searching for the right one.

June 25, 2018

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The Creepy, Crawly Feeling of Restless Legs Syndrome

What to know: the symptoms, triggers and the treatments to try.

June 18, 2018

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Strength Training: Slowing the Aging Process

Get started on a routine to maintain strength, muscle mass and strong bones.

June 11, 2018

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana use among Americans age 50 and older increases every year, but there’s not much research on its effects.

June 4, 2018

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Night Terrors Explained

Unlike nightmares, night terrors are scary episodes of screaming and intense fear that occur while still asleep.

May 28, 2018

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Something in the Air: It’s Allergy Season in DC

The city’s sky-high pollen count is something to sneeze about.

May 21, 2018

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Listening In With Esther Perel

A therapist sees her podcasts as a way to teach couples how to communicate.

May 14, 2018

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Suspect Seaweed: Carrageenan

The stabilizer used in processed foods, as well as in soy milk and some yogurts, may be hurting your gut.

May 7, 2018

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The Brain’s Hidden Censor, What It Won’t Let You See

The proof of climate change is overwhelming, right? Why deniers stick to their wrong convictions.

April 29, 2018

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Therapy Goes Psychedelic

Research into psychedelics are now yielding exciting results as treatments for depression, anxiety and addiction.

April 23, 2018

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Personality Test Redux

The New Personality Self-Portrait Test bests most online versions by offering evaluations, as well as ideas about changing habits.

April 16, 2018

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Some Pros and (More) Cons of Homeopathy

Placebo effects notwithstanding, homeopathic drugs can be harmful.

April 9, 2018

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Rx for Dry, Flaky Skin

How to get the moisture back into parched pores.

April 2, 2018

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Fear of Floating

A claustrophobe screws up her courage to lower the lid on a flotation tank.

March 26, 2018

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The Quest for Longevity

Researchers are studying fasting, high-intensity exercise and new vitamins for a fountain of youth.

March 19, 2018

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Post-Mortem Decisions

It will be your last chance to help the environment!

March 12, 2018

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