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Rescue Day

A silent killer turns a day of celebration into one of the biggest emergencies the B-CC Rescue Squad has ever faced.

On the Mend

More teens are suffering from inflammatory bowel disease. Sometimes surgery is the only cure.

One of Their Own

Paddling the treacherous whitewater of Great Falls earns kayakers a spot in an elite, close-knit community. When the rapids took the life of Shannon Christy, local kayakers refused to leave her behind.

Serenity Now

Meditation is having its moment, as increasing numbers of people use the practice to cure what ails them

Small Comfort

It’s the latest trend in senior living: group homes that provide a more intimate setting and—for those willing to pay the price—even the frills of luxury living.

The Indomitable Spirit of Adam Keys

For a young soldier, war is a lesson in hard math: One best friend and three comrades, lost. Three limbs, gone. One marriage, ended. 130-plus surgeries, endured. But also: one family undivided, one will, unbroken.

Straight Talk

Women spend thousands of dollars a year to achieve smooth, silky hair. But are the chemicals used in those treatments safe?

Cancer: The Survivors Club

Meet five Bethesda-area people who’ve overcome the Big C—and inspired others because of it

Twice Bitten

A Bethesda woman does her part in finding a cure for malaria

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.

The Art of Losing It

Obese as a child, Bethesda’s Scott Kahan is making a reputation for himself as the go-to guy for weight management

‘The Change’ Artist

A menopause expert tells how she keeps her cool

Previvors

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.

Body of Work

For a Bethesda fitness instructor, exercise is routine

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

The Omega Man

In a world suffering the effects of addiction, depression, suicide and violence, Joe Hibbeln of Silver Spring has a way to fight back: Eat more fish

Live Long and Prosper

A local aging expert takes on Father Time

Comic Relief

Where’s a superhero when you need him? Try the shop around the corner in Bethesda

Winning Ways

How a local sports psychologist keeps that competitive edge

Stay on Course

A local golf pro’s secrets for playing the greatest game

Testing the Limits

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

What Dreams May Come

Elizabeth Blalack and Jennie Cullen Meyer were two friends leading parallel lives. But when each discovered she had a child with cancer, the two women’s paths would converge into a single mission.

Getting in the Swim

An expert tells how to rule at the pool

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.

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