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Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 01:10 PM EDT

The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

For centuries, humans have taken animal companions into their homes. But the utility of the animals goes beyond simple companionship. The evidence is increasingly clear that having a pet can lead to a longer...

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 11:26 AM EDT

Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

The cause of several years of intestinal illnesses among Americans appears to have been found, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA announced on Monday that it has identified the cause...

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 11:55 AM EDT

News 4 Your Health: New Moms and Hammocks

News 4 Your Health: New Moms and Hammocks

Doctors may not be telling new moms everything they need to know about their babies, and hammocks can be dangerous for children. News4's Barbara Harrison and Aaron Gilchrist report.

Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM EDT

Curing Cancer: A News4 Special Report

Curing Cancer: A News4 Special Report

More information about the treatments and issues that we covered in our News4 special report, "Curing Cancer," hosted by Doreen Gentzler.

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 09:13 PM EDT

Jail Diversion for Mentally Ill Gives Fairfax Co. Inmates' Families Hope

Jail Diversion for Mentally Ill Gives Fairfax Co. Inmates' Families Hope

A push to change how Fairfax County handles mentally ill people could keep some offenders out of jail and get them into treatment. In a four-part series, Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports how a...

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 10:07 PM EDT

Changes Could Be Ahead for Mentally Ill Offenders in Fairfax Co.

Changes Could Be Ahead for Mentally Ill Offenders in Fairfax Co.

Local leaders in Fairfax County will start pushing for new ways to handle mentally ill offenders. The push comes after what they saw on a recent trip to Texas. Only News4 was invited to attend.

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