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Report: New D.C. AIDS cases drop, city still faces epidemic

The number of newly diagnosed HIV and AIDS cases in the District fell for the second straight year in 2009, but the nation's capital still faces an epidemic infection rate connected to the disease, a city report says.

Tags: District of Columbia HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and , HIV , AIDS , The Associated Press , Gary Emerling ,

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 02:45pm EDT

Here's where you may have been exposed to measles

A woman with measles flew into one area airport and out of another, and she rode buses through D.C.

Tags: measles , Dulles International Airport , Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marsha

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 06:44am EST

Making the grade: D.C. proposes restaurant hygiene ratings

A letter grade of A, B, C or F would come from D.C. Department of Health inspectors, under a bill introduced Tuesday.

Tags: restaurants , food safety , Mary Cheh , restaurant grades , restaurant ratings , Andrew Mollenbeck

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 12:09am EST

Local concern brewing over alcohol-caffeine drink

The D.C. Department of Health has asked local emergency officials to report any cases involving the beverage. George Washington University has reported two, and other schools in the region have stepped up efforts to educate students about its dangers.

Tags: Four Loko , Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control , Jennifer Farinholt , University of Maryland Police , Capt. Marc Limansky , Food and Drug Administration

Monday - 11/08/2010, 03:23pm EST

Report: Nearly half of all D.C. deaths 'preventable'

Tobacco use is the leading cause of premature death, with almost 17 percent of deaths linked to smoking. Other potentially fatal lifestyle choices also appear in the report. Diet and physical activity along with alcohol consumption combine for nearly 20 percent of all preventable deaths.

Tags: HIV/AIDS , diet , Preventable Death , tobacco , heart disease , 2007 , Mark Segraves

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 10:09pm EST