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Grief for people who have lost a child may intensify over the holidays. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Blue Christmas

Dealing with Grief Over the Holidays Although many songs insist the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, it can be the worst for families grieving the loss of a child. “Their grief intensifies because the rest of the world seems to be happy and cheery and
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One in 30 children suffer from high blood pressure. (Photo: Wavebreakmedia/iStock)

Kids’ Health

Blood Pressure Screening in Children High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly 1 in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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The flu season in the DMV can begin as early as October and last though May. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Flu Shots

Flu Season Is Sneaking Up on Us Each year, the flu season is a bit of a guessing game. Scientists must make educated guesses about which strains will be prevalent as they create the annual flu vaccine. Healthcare professionals try to guess when it will hit their communities – and
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