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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 07:32 PM EDT

Ebola Vaccine Makers' Shares Rise After 1st U.S. Case

Ebola Vaccine Makers' Shares Rise After 1st U.S. Case

Shares of some companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola climbed after federal officials announced that the first case of the disease has been diagnosed in the

4 hours ago

Boy Losing His Sight Travels to See Northern Lights

Boy Losing His Sight Travels to See Northern Lights

Young boy travels to Alaska to view Northern Lights and nature before he goes blind. Blake Essig reports.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 08:32 AM EDT

Viagra Ads Target Women for 1st Time

Viagra Ads Target Women for 1st Time

The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 07:25 PM EDT

Doctor With Ebola Hospitalized at NIH

Doctor With Ebola Hospitalized at NIH

News4's Doreen Genztler has the latest on an American doctor who was taken to NIH in Bethesda for Ebola treatment.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:07 AM EDT

Afraid of EV-D68? Another Virus Is Killing Kids in U.S.

Afraid of EV-D68? Another Virus Is Killing Kids in U.S.

Although Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) has grabbed headlines in recent weeks for sickening hundreds of American kids, another virus is sending 75,000 to 125,000 children to the hospital and killing hundreds...

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:46 AM EDT

Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teens

Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teens

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends,...

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