Features in Bethesda Health

The Perfect Match

Joe Robinson wanted nothing to do with being a donor. He hated needles and was squeamish about blood. But when he agreed to donate his bone marrow to save someone's life, he got something precious in return.

Going Viral

Hepatitis C is sweeping through the generation that came of age in the '60s and '70s. But many baby boomers don't even know they have it.


Actress Angelina Jolie made headlines when she revealed that she'd had a double mastectomy after learning she carried a BRCA gene mutation. But well before she 'came out,' a number of local women were taking their own preemptive action.

It Takes a Village

The aging in place movement is gaining momentum as communities throughout Montgomery County band together to help elderly neighbors

Breath of Hope

What happens when a woman is diagnosed with a rare lung disease and given a short time to live? Sometimes, life happens


For soldiers dealing with PTSD and other issues, the military has endorsed a novel treatment: a form of mindful meditation known as iRest

Food Fix

Can't get no satisfaction? One cupcake doesn't do it anymore? Increasing evidence suggests: YOU MAY BE AN ADDICT

The Cult of CrossFit

Some of its practitioners freely admit: They're obsessed with this fitness program, which features an intense workout, its own vocabulary and even a Paleo diet. Some critics worry, though, that it takes things too far.