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WTOP anchor runs Marine Corps 10K with autistic son

  • Posted on Feb 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — Years ago, I was pregnant with my son Gabriel and didn’t even know it when I ran my first half-marathon. All I knew was that I felt terrible the morning of the race. It was May 2002. I had flown from Baltimore to Indianapolis the day before to run the Indy 500 Mini-Marathon

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Study: Regular exercise may help those with memory problems

  • Posted on Feb 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — Regular exercise may slightly benefit people already with memory and thinking problems, a new study found. Ana Nelson with the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter says exercise is vital for people who have problems with their memory and thinking skills.  The study, published in the online issue of “Neurology” last week, involved 70 people with

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Prince George’s Co. health officials invite residents to walk

  • Posted on Feb 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — Exercise routines, like walking, have a much better chance of sticking if people do them with family or friends instead of solo. That’s the idea behind the “Step it Up: Family Fitness Club” program from the Prince George’s County Health Department.  The program invites residents to walk the county’s scenic parks, tracks and

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Md. camp offers ‘extra family’ to kids with parents in criminal system

  • Posted on Feb 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — When a parent goes to prison, it can have a devastating effect on the children. A recent Annie A. Casey Foundation study found that about 82,000 children in Maryland have incarcerated parents. And a camp in Maryland is trying to help give them five days away from everyday life and a sense of

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New technology aims to ease mammography fears

  • Posted on Feb 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — If you’re a woman over 40 dreading your next mammogram, some new technology may put you at ease. “We now have 3D mammography, which is the newest technology out when we talk about mammograms and what this allows us to do is to really see inside of the breast,” said Dr. Regina Hampton,

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Step It Up!

  • Posted on Feb 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — Exercise routines, like walking, have a much better chance of sticking if people do them with family or friends instead of solo. That’s the idea behind the “Step it Up: Family Fitness Club” program from the Prince George’s County Health Department. The program invites residents to walk the county’s scenic parks, tracks and

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Women over 50 look to golf for fit, social activity

  • Posted on Feb 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — While golf has always been associated with men of a certain set, the sport has also attracted women over 50 looking for a way to get in shape, stay in shape or stay social. “‘Women over 50′ is actually the fastest growing population of newcomers to the sport,” said Marian Geist, an LPGA teaching

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Self-defense expert shares safety tips for holiday shoppers

  • Posted on Feb 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — While shopping this holiday season, it’s important to pay attention to what’s going on around you so you don’t become the victim of an attacker. Charles Cherry, self-defense expert and owner of Bowie Mixed Martial Arts, shared some advice to help you avoid being a target. For one, Cherry says if you are attacked,

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