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The District's HIV/AIDS Report Shows Improvement

There are some new signs of progress in D.C.'s fight against HIV/AIDS, revealed in an annual report released by the D.C. government. While the number of new cases has dropped, the overall prevalence of HIV remains at epidemic levels.

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Report: Va.'s Tobacco Commission Needs Work

The panel charged with doling out hundreds of millions of tobacco industry dollars in Virginia's depressed tobacco farming areas could use some improvement, according to a report released by the Commonwealth's auditing body.

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Possible Chemical Leak At Water Park Sickens Children

This morning, hazardous materials teams in Prince William County are still investigating the cause of an apparent chemical leak at a popular water park over the weekend.

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Walter Reed Practices Moving Patients Ahead Of Big Move

Mock patients were transferred from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Northwest D.C. to Bethesda, Md., as the hospital prepares to close and relocate in the fall.

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Virginia Urging The Public To Recognize And Deal With E. coli Symptoms

Officials say the recent E. coli-related death of a child in southwest Virginia is not connected to deaths from contamination in Europe, but the state's Department of Health is still urging the public to learn how to recognize and deal with potential E. coli problems.

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More Free Lunches: Virginia Fights Child Hunger

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and actor Jeff Bridges launched a summer nutrition program June 7 that could keep hunger at bay for more than 200,000 teens and children across the Commonwealth.

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After Son's Ordeal, Parents Warn Others Of Overexertion

A freshman at Wootton High School in Rockville came home after a particularly tough training session in May complaining of pain in his muscles. At the time, he and his parents never imagined it would lead to countless hours in the hospital.

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Festival Aims To Get Kids Outdoors

Saturday is National Get Outdoors Day, and there will be an event taking place at Kingman Island to promote healthy living.

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