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Dizzy Passengers Divert American Airlines Flight

Airline officials are trying to find out what made some people on a flight Friday morning out of Reagan National airport dizzy. There were 132-passengers on board the flight and it had to be diverted to Ohio.

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D.C. Fire Department Introduces Patient Bill Of Rights

D.C.'s firefighters are fast becoming the frontline workers in health care. Eight in 10 calls to 911 are now are for medical help. In response, the city's Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department is adding a patient bill of rights.

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Governor's Amendment To Autism Bill Irks Advocates

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has proposed several amendments to a bill that would require insurance companies to cover autism-related treatments for young children.

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Virginia Governor Proposes Amendments To Autism Bill

Autism advocates in Virginia have seen legislation mandating insurance coverage for autism-related treatments get all the way to the governor's desk this year. And now Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing some changes.

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D.C. Parent Program Lets 'Wise Elders' Pass On Advice

Guiding children through adolescence is especially difficult for parents navigating those years for the first time.

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Health Rankings Released For D.C., Maryland And Virginia

When comparing D.C. to the rest of the country in terms of overall health, a new study says residents of the nation's capital are more likely to die earlier and less likely to graduate from high school.

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Needle Exchange Could Lose Funding

A program in the District to fight HIV/AIDS by providing clean needles to drug users is at risk of losing its federal funding, and that has local activists taking the fight to Capitol Hill.

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