Tag: Health & Fitness News

Here’s what the Children’s National DC research campus will look like

WASHINGTON — Children’s National Health System held a ceremonial groundbreaking this week to mark the start of construction on its new Research and Innovation campus on 12.8 acres at the former Walter Reed Medical Center campus in Northwest D.C. It will be the first pediatric outpatient center in Ward 4, on Georgia Avenue in Takoma, and will […]

Read More

Fitness, reading pop-up stretches body and mind

WASHINGTON — Yogis in the D.C. area can bridge in a brewery, warrior in a winery — even down-dog in a field of goats. And now, they can stretch their bodies — and minds — at Well + Read, a yoga pop-up that doubles as a reading club. Well + Read is the brainchild of […]

Read More

New DC center will treat pediatric cancer with protons

WASHINGTON — A new center is under construction at Sibley Memorial Hospital, but a quick glance behind the yellow tape is enough to leave visitors questioning their whereabouts. Towering steel structures and tracks of tubes and magnets — all of which take up as much space as a parking lot — look more like aeronautical […]

Read More

DC native, U of Richmond student invents anti-binge drinking tumbler

WASHINGTON — D.C. native and current University of Richmond junior Olivia Pivirotto has invented a drinking tumbler that’s designed to control college student binge drinking and prevent their drinks from being unknowingly spiked with drugs. She has named the product the SWIGSAFE, and Olivia and her mother Brenda have formed a company, Thomas Point Enterprises […]

Read More

DC puts maternal health in spotlight with mayor’s inaugural summit

WASHINGTON — On Sept. 12, the third floor of D.C.’s Washington Convention Center was packed with policy leaders, health care experts … and quite a few babies — all for Mayor Muriel Bowser’s first Maternal and Infant Health Summit. The open-to-the-public event convened mayors, physicians and nonprofit executives to examine trends in pregnancy-related health outcomes, […]

Read More

New program amps up mental health efforts in DC’s schools

WASHINGTON — Deanne Johnson’s tiny office is a cheerful place. Toys are stacked on shelves, posters hang from the walls and books are on display throughout. But often, the children that come to Johnson’s office are far from cheerful. Some are victims of abuse or neglect. Others are just hungry. All range in age from […]

Read More

DC’s Race for the Cure brings in almost $600,000 for cancer research

WASHINGTON — Saturday’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure featured pink-clad participants and brought people from across the nation together on Freedom Plaza to raise close to $600,000 for breast cancer research. And they’re off! @SusanGKomen @WTOP #RacefortheCure pic.twitter.com/F0flKYSLJc — Melissa Howell (@Mhowell003) September 8, 2018 Regina Mathis has been a volunteer with the Susan […]

Read More

Saturday’s Race for the Cure brings runners, road closures to DC

WASHINGTON — Runners, walkers and supporters will flock to downtown D.C. for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday. The 5K event, which aims to spread awareness on breast cancer and raise funding for research, kicks off at Freedom Plaza. There is also a 1-mile route option. The race closes Pennsylvania […]

Read More

What Montgomery Co. can learn from DC about condom distribution

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County’s Board of Education is weighing a plan to make condoms accessible to all of its high school students. The proposal comes after an effort to distribute condoms in four of the county schools’ wellness centers is about to go into effect. In D.C., however, condoms have already been distributed to students […]

Read More