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Theranos blood test: The insanely influential Stanford professor who called the company out for its ‘stealth research’

Theranos chief executive Elizabeth Holmes announced Thursday that her company’s finger-stick blood test has won clearance from the Food and Drug Administration. In February, Stanford School of Medicine professor John Ioannidis singled out the company for what he called “stealth research.“

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Did John Nash’s schizophrenia boost his ‘beautiful mind’?

Did John Nash’s schizophrenia boost his ‘beautiful mind’?

Scientists have long been interested in the link between creativity and madness; now they are trying to prove it.

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How to make fruits and veggies last

How to make fruits and veggies last

No one wants to stock the fridge, only to return to wilted greens, moldy berries, limp carrots and squishy eggplant.

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A new mom regains her fitness groove, one step at a time

A new mom regains her fitness groove, one step at a time

Wearing a newborn baby reminds a longtime exerciser that the best fitness routine is just walking.

The workplace perks that are in — and out

The workplace perks that are in — and out

A new survey examines the changing landscape of employee benefits.

For healthy bones: Got prunes? Onions? Salmon? Walnuts?

For healthy bones: Got prunes? Onions? Salmon? Walnuts?

There are several other foods that you might be surprised, even shocked, to learn are good for your bones.

A kid-friendly potato chip alternative

A kid-friendly potato chip alternative

Shiitake mushrooms can satisfy that hankering for a salty crunch.

How two local athletes juggle training with police and fire careers

How two local athletes juggle training with police and fire careers

Schedules heat up ahead of the World Police and Fire Games.

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Why gym owners are retrofitting old movie theaters

Why gym owners are retrofitting old movie theaters

As the District continues to attract fitness studios and health clubs, new entrants are getting creative with their real estate choices.

Ready, set, go! The important word is ‘ready.’

Ready, set, go! The important word is ‘ready.’

It’s not just serious racers who need to prepare for popular summer competitions.

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The super-long-distance runner keeps his eye on the mental mileposts, too

The super-long-distance runner keeps his eye on the mental mileposts, too

Running experts know preparation is both physical and mental. Here’s their advice.

How to have a safe and healthful picnic

How to have a safe and healthful picnic

Pulling a couple of limp, lukewarm turkey sandwiches out of your backpack is not going to cut it.

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The Comrades ultramarathon

The Comrades ultramarathon

Runners cover about 87 kilometers in the annual South African race.

Breakfast do’s and don’ts from Ellie Krieger

Breakfast do’s and don’ts from Ellie Krieger

Is sitting down with a big glass of orange juice a family tradition? It might be time to rethink that habit.

The mindful athlete

The mindful athlete

Study tests “mindfulness-based intervention” and yoga on the GMU basketball team.

Do you know how much sugar is in your ketchup?

Do you know how much sugar is in your ketchup?

Many brands load as much sugar as a cookie into just a tablespoon. But there are other options.