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  • Weighting Game Winner: Matt Plumer

    Weighting Game Winner: Matt Plumer

    Friday, January 31 2014 10:57 PM EST2014-02-01 03:57:28 GMT
    Matt Plumer has always had an oversized personality. That hasn't changed. But his oversized waistline has changed. Now the 35-year-old from Reston, Va., and his wife could fit in his old jeans.
    Matt Plumer has always had an oversized personality. That hasn't changed. But his oversized waistline has changed. Now the 35-year-old from Reston, Va., and his wife could fit in his old jeans.
  • Obama: Marijuana no more dangerous than alcohol

    Obama: Marijuana no more dangerous than alcohol

    Monday, January 20 2014 7:25 PM EST2014-01-21 00:25:36 GMT
    President Obama doesn't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer," he told "The New Yorker" magazine in an interview.
    President Obama doesn't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer," he told "The New Yorker" magazine in an interview.
  • Health care website passed recent security test

    Health care website passed recent security test

    Thursday, January 16 2014 8:19 PM EST2014-01-17 01:19:09 GMT
    Cybersecurity concerns over President Barack Obama's health care website have been cleared up through testing, a government security professional who initially had qualms about the system assured lawmakers Thursday.
    Cybersecurity concerns over President Barack Obama's health care website have been cleared up through testing, a government security professional who initially had qualms about the system assured lawmakers Thursday.
  • University of Maryland considering covering cost of sex change surgery

    University of Maryland considering covering cost of sex change surgery

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 8:44 PM EST2014-01-16 01:44:09 GMT
    Nationwide, the number of universities offering to cover sex change surgery is growing. 50 universities offer to cover the cost of this procedure, and as of next school year, the University of Maryland may join that list.
    Nationwide, the number of universities offering to cover sex change surgery is growing. 50 universities offer to cover the cost of this procedure, and as of next school year, the University of Maryland may join that list.
  • Gansler calls on Brown to explain Md. health exchange woes

    Gansler calls on Brown to explain Md. health exchange woes

    Monday, January 13 2014 7:19 PM EST2014-01-14 00:19:45 GMT
    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is calling on Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to explain in greater detail why the state's health exchange website has been so troubled.
    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is calling on Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to explain in greater detail why the state's health exchange website has been so troubled.
  • DC considering legislation to give tax credit to organ donors

    DC considering legislation to give tax credit to organ donors

    Monday, January 13 2014 6:32 PM EST2014-01-13 23:32:04 GMT
    Several D.C. Council members are supporting legislation to help those who want to donate organs to those in need. Under a proposal being discussed, D.C. would offer a $25,000 tax credit to donors.
    Several D.C. Council members are supporting legislation to help those who want to donate organs to those in need. Under a proposal being discussed, D.C. would offer a $25,000 tax credit to donors.
  • Flu drug Tamiflu in short supply

    Flu drug Tamiflu in short supply

    Thursday, January 9 2014 9:01 AM EST2014-01-09 14:01:05 GMT
    The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.
    The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.
  • Va. mental health task force holds first meeting

    Va. mental health task force holds first meeting

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 7:22 PM EST2014-01-08 00:22:03 GMT
    A state senator's return to Richmond less than two months after his son's suicide should provide the impetus for mental health improvements starting in the 2014 General Assembly session and beyond, Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday.
    A state senator's return to Richmond less than two months after his son's suicide should provide the impetus for mental health improvements starting in the 2014 General Assembly session and beyond, Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday.
  • Tips for walking safely in snow and ice

    Tips for walking safely in snow and ice

    Friday, January 3 2014 10:22 PM EST2014-01-04 03:22:06 GMT
    After our first snowfall in 2014, snow and ice that still remain on the ground uncleared poses a great danger for falls. According to the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA), falls account for more than one million injuries in the United States annually. Here are some tips for safe walking in snow and ice.
    After our first snowfall in 2014, snow and ice that still remain on the ground uncleared poses a great danger for falls. According to the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA), falls account for more than one million injuries in the United States annually. Here are some tips for safe walking in snow and ice.
  • Gov't: Birth control mandate should not be blocked

    Gov't: Birth control mandate should not be blocked

    Friday, January 3 2014 5:07 PM EST2014-01-03 22:07:22 GMT
    The Obama administration urged a Supreme Court justice Friday to stop blocking the new health care law's requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.
    The Obama administration urged a Supreme Court justice Friday to stop blocking the new health care law's requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.
  • Md. health exchange bill to be submitted next week

    Md. health exchange bill to be submitted next week

    Friday, January 3 2014 4:49 PM EST2014-01-03 21:49:02 GMT
    An emergency measure will be submitted in Maryland to put people who thought they were enrolled in a health care plan through the state's troubled health exchange but still did not receive coverage into a separate state safety net health plan.
    An emergency measure will be submitted in Maryland to put people who thought they were enrolled in a health care plan through the state's troubled health exchange but still did not receive coverage into a separate state safety net health plan.
  • Bungle of Joy: HealthCare.gov can’t handle info on newborns

    Bungle of Joy: HealthCare.gov can’t handle info on newborns

    Friday, January 3 2014 10:45 AM EST2014-01-03 15:45:14 GMT
    Having a baby in the new year? Good luck trying to enter that into HealthCare.gov. In the latest glitch to emerge regarding the Affordable Care Act system, health officials are telling new enrollees that the federal insurance marketplace will not be able to update their coverage online to reflect the birth of a baby and other life changes.
    Having a baby in the new year? Good luck trying to enter that into HealthCare.gov. In the latest glitch to emerge regarding the Affordable Care Act system, health officials are telling new enrollees that the federal insurance marketplace will not be able to update their coverage online to reflect the birth of a baby and other life changes.
  • FOX 5 Weighting Game 21-Day Challenge

    FOX 5 Weighting Game 21-Day Challenge

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 8:18 PM EST2014-01-02 01:18:32 GMT
    The holiday "food season" is over and now it's time to get healthy! The number one resolution people make is losing weight, and not far behind at number five is staying fit. So here at FOX 5, we're kicking off a 21-day weighting game challenge to help people get started.
    The holiday "food season" is over and now it's time to get healthy! The number one resolution people make is losing weight, and not far behind at number five is staying fit. So here at FOX 5, we're kicking off a 21-day weighting game challenge to help people get started.
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  • DC extends deadline to enroll in health plans

    DC extends deadline to enroll in health plans

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:02:29 GMT
    The District of Columbia's health insurance exchange is once again extending the deadline for people to sign up for insurance without paying a tax penalty.
    The District of Columbia's health insurance exchange is once again extending the deadline for people to sign up for insurance without paying a tax penalty.
  • New technology helps keep track and locate people living with dementia

    New technology helps keep track and locate people living with dementia

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:55:45 GMT
    There is something happening in this country that will drain tax dollars, worry families and even cost lives. As our population ages, the number of people living with dementia is soaring. But new technology could change things for them.
    There is something happening in this country that will drain tax dollars, worry families and even cost lives. As our population ages, the number of people living with dementia is soaring. But new technology could change things for them.
  • Spring's pollen vortex means allergy season could be more miserable than normal

    Spring's pollen vortex means allergy season could be more miserable than normal

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:09:57 GMT
    Winter's polar vortex has given way to spring's pollen vortex. It's called that because everything is blooming at once and that means allergy season could be even more miserable than normal. Already, pollen.com shows our region in the red zone which means a high pollen count.
    Winter's polar vortex has given way to spring's pollen vortex. It's called that because everything is blooming at once and that means allergy season could be even more miserable than normal. Already, pollen.com shows our region in the red zone which means a high pollen count.
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