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4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.


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11 Things to Know Before Starting a Business

11 Things to Know Before Starting a Business

While businesses open and close their doors every year around the country, there are many things that entrepreneurs look back upon and wish they knew. Hindsight can truly be 20/20 when it comes to running a successful business that sticks around. Those who find success are often great springboards for helping others learn from their experiences.

“When I created a new and better nasal aspirator to ease our son’s chronic congestion, I didn’t realize that I was actually starting a business,” explains explains Peter Champe, owner of Baby Comfy Care. “I now recognize that there are a lot of things I wish I had known before starting this venture. Though I’ve managed to muddle through various challenges, I would have been better off, and perhaps others will too, by having these insights.”

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20;  DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

Myths & Realities About Laser Hair Removal

Myths & Realities About Laser Hair Removal

Most women in America know all too well the time they put into shaving their legs. In fact, surveys conducted reveal that women who shave their legs spend around 72 days of their life doing so. The good news is that there is something better: laser hair removal. Yet many people fear laser hair removal because of some common myths they have heard about the procedure.

“It is interesting to hear all the myths and misconceptions that people have about laser hair removal,” explains Dr. Sanjiv Saini of MD Dermatology, with locations in Edgewater and Lexington Park, Maryland. “Yet, once people actually get it, they can’t believe they waited so long. It offers long-lasting benefits and is a much easier treatment than you may think.”

Here are some common myths, along with their realities, regarding laser hair removal:

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Myths and Truths about Eye Care

Myths and Truths about Eye Care

There are around 14 million Americans who experience some form of visual impairment in their life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While many people experience eye conditions, roughly 80 percent can be addressed with refractive correction. When it comes to eye care, many people are unclear as to whether or not what they hear is a myth or the reality. The more one knows about the myths and truth about eye care, the better prepared they will be to care for their eyes.

Got Turkey Neck? MD Dermatology can help!

Got Turkey Neck? MD Dermatology can help!

Although we may be months away from Thanksgiving, many people talk about “turkey neck.” What they are referring to, however, is the often unsightly loose skin that is sagging beneath their chin. While this turkey neck may be common, especially as people age, it is not something that people have to put up with if they would like to make a change. There is help for those who have this problem, and it’s called precision neck contouring.

“We are thrilled to be the first office in the county to offer precision neck contouring,” explains Dr. Sanjiv Saini of MD Dermatology, with locations in Edgewater and Lexington Park, Maryland. “This procedure provides those who have ‘turkey neck,’ as well as other neck skin problems, with a solution. And it’s one that is effective and long-lasting.”

Chikungunya: Mosquito-borne Virus hits Americans returning from traveling abroad.


FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) --- The Chikungunya virus infects the person through a mosquito bite. The incurable virus is not highly fatal. However, the symptoms may last weeks or even months, according to Dr. Sujata Ambardar, Infectious Diseases Physician at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Chikungunya symptoms include: Joint Pains, Fever, Rash, Headache

Dr. Ambardar's Advice to Traveling Americans:

Americans returning from The World Cup in Brazil and other international destinations should take caution. The Chikungunya cases within the United States have all come from people returning from traveling abroad.