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Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM EDT

Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect in Md.

Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect in Md.

Marijuana has been decriminalized in Maryland -- but that doesn't mean it's been legalized. Read on for more.

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Risks of Procedures at Medispas

Risks of Procedures at Medispas

Dr. Cheryl Burgess talks the dangers of doctors not being present during procedures performed at medispas. These medical procedures include plumping thin lips, softening wrinkles, and enhancing shallow...

5 hours ago

Breast Cancer Survivor Wants to Protect Others

Breast Cancer Survivor Wants to Protect Others

Breast cancer survivor Maimah Karmo shares her personal battle with the disease after being diagnosed in her early 30s. After treatment, she created the Tiger Lily Foundation to help even young women remember to...

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 12:08 PM EDT

CDC Confirms 1st U.S. Ebola Case: "We Will Stop It Here"

CDC Confirms 1st U.S. Ebola Case: "We Will Stop It Here"

The first case of the Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States has been confirmed in Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday. A spokesperson for Texas Health Presbyterian...

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 11:08 PM EDT

NIH Doctor on Dallas Ebola Patient

NIH Doctor on Dallas Ebola Patient

News4's Doreen Gentzler spoke with NIH Director of Allergy and Infection Diseases Anthony S. Fauci about a man's Ebola diagnosis in Dallas and what it means for the virus in the U.S.

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 11:56 AM EDT

1st U.S. Ebola Case: 5 Things to Know

1st U.S. Ebola Case: 5 Things to Know

Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States -- a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Click to read 5 things to know...

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