| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:56 PM
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To the kids, I would explain that while new toys are great, since they live with me, I buy them things that are also great and needed: food, home, clothes, medicine, etc. To the ex, I would discuss...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Weight-loss drugs have so far been a complete bust. But they may be verging on a comeback, now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved two new prescription diet pills for the first time in more than a decade.
Both weight-loss medications...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:33 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite the U.S. government offering hefty financial incentives to doctors for using electronic records to assess the care they provide, a new study says few doctors met the program's criteria last year.
Researchers found that...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:20 PM
As a medical resident 30 years ago, Ava Kaufman remembers puzzling over some of the elderly patients who came to the primary-care practice at George Washington University Hospital. They weren't really ill, at least not with any identifiable diseases....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:27 PM
John Palmer, 77, a veteran reporter for NBC News who covered wars and Washington during a career that spanned 40 years, died Saturday at George Washington University Hospital of pulmonary fibrosis, according to his wife, Nancy.
Palmer worked for NBC...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Loyola Law School administrators once justified accepting extra students or raising tuition because the market virtually guaranteed prospective attorneys a high-paying job after graduation.
But faced with growing alumni complaints that they can't find...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In less than a week, more than 2,000 prisoners, many of them Islamic militants trained by Al Qaeda, have been broken out of detention in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan in spectacularly violent raids.
The spree of suicide bombings and rocket fire that has...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 4:13 AM
In much of the world, the census is a mundane and familiar routine. In fractured Bosnia-Herzegovina, the exercise is so touchy that its people have gone uncounted for more than two decades....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The intense competition of a presidential campaign almost always generates innovation, from the first television ads for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 to Bill Clinton's rapid-response war room in 1992 to George W. Bush's get-out-the-vote drive in 2004....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:27 PM
The kids at his elementary school played a game that involved tossing a tennis ball across the yard.
Whenever it was Chris Capuano's turn, everyone backed up a few steps. That's when he realized he was different.
"I threw a little bit harder, a little...
| Aug 12, 2013
When does a man become a father — the legally recognized parent of a child, responsible for support and eligible for custody? Historically, parenthood has involved something more than simply a biological connection. In some eras that meant the law...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 3:11 PM
What should the future of our space program be?
The National Research Council had unpleasant medicine for NASA in its just-released report on the vision and direction of the agency.
A panel of 12 independent experts concluded, among other things, that...