‘A Perfect Match’

At a therapeutic riding center in Boyds, horses are helping people with special needs discover their strengths and abilities

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.

The Nurse Practitioner Is In

No, she's not a doctor. She just does a lot of the same things doctors do.

A Better Pill to Swallow

A writer's search for an alternative to antidepressants leads him to an unassuming office in Rockville and a potential miracle drug dubbed NSI-189

Trouble With The Curve

How a girl with an S-shaped spine finally straightened up

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.

A World Apart

A young child's language abilities regress. Eye contact ceases. Interests become obsessions. This is what autism often is like-a disorder that confounds parents and baffles researchers, even as diagnoses are increasing

The Fall and Rise of Tom Pitsenberger

When an accident left him partially paralyzed, the Bethesda father of 12 had a choice: He could give up on his goals-or he could make it a defining moment in his life

Testing the Limits

True or false? Comprehensive screening can help you live longer (Hint: The answer may not be what you think.)

A Shot at Happiness

Everybody knows that Botox can make you look better. Now, doctors are learning that it can make you feel better, too.

Stress: It's Sickening. Really.

In the high-pressure environs of Bethesda, the 'plague' of our generation is claiming plenty of victims


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