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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.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 06:49 AM EST

Bill Mandating 12-Month Birth Control Coverage Passes

 Bill Mandating 12-Month Birth Control Coverage Passes

Women in Virginia may soon be able to buy a year's supply of prescription birth control instead of a few months' worth.

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 04:16 PM EST

Gore: Climate Change Poses Dangerous Health Consequences

Gore: Climate Change Poses Dangerous Health Consequences

Former Vice President Al Gore on Thursday said more attention must be paid to the dangerous health consequences of climate change, and he called on scientists, health officials and health care providers to work...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 07:40 PM EST

2 Pregnant Women Test Positive for Zika After Botched Tests

2 Pregnant Women Test Positive for Zika After Botched Tests

Two pregnant women who were told they tested negative for Zika retested positive after D.C. officials found testing was flawed.

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:10 AM EST

China Carfentanil Ban a 'Game-Changer' in US Opioid Epidemic

China Carfentanil Ban a 'Game-Changer' in US Opioid Epidemic

So deadly it's considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China— until now. Beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of March 1, China's Ministry of Public Security said...