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Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 10:43 PM EST

Changing Minds: An NBC4 Special Project

Changing Minds: An NBC4 Special Project

For the next year, NBC4 will shine a light on mental health and mental illness by providing education, information and hope.

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 08:24 PM EST

Significant Increase in People With Flu-Like Symptoms Seeing Doctors

Significant Increase in People With Flu-Like Symptoms Seeing Doctors

The flu is widespread in Virginia and hitting D.C. and Maryland, too. Doreen Gentzler reports there's still time to get vaccinated.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 02:06 PM EST

When Mental Illness and Violence Intersect

When Mental Illness and Violence Intersect

Last week, a man opened fire inside an airport in Fort Lauderdale killing five people. Esteban Santiago's motive remains a mystery. News4's Eun Yang looks at the connection between mental illness and similar...

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 08:05 PM EST

The Pros and Cons of Marijuana Use

The Pros and Cons of Marijuana Use

Marijuana use may help with chronic pain and nausea, but a new study says there are also negative consequences for young children and those at risk for certain mental illnesses. Experts from the National...

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 10:25 AM EST

Ziploc Freezer Bags Help Premature Babies Stay Warm: Study

Ziploc Freezer Bags Help Premature Babies Stay Warm: Study

Nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Texas Health Fort Worth developed a program to keep fragile babies warmer. It has led to a decrease of very low birth weight babies being admitted to the NICU...