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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, The...

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM EDT

California Adopts "Yes Means Yes" Sex-Assault Rule

California Adopts "Yes Means Yes" Sex-Assault Rule

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an assault bill Sunday that requires college students to give consent before sex, AP is reporting. The bill makes California the first state in the nation to define when...

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 10:28 PM EDT

5 Babies Test Positive for TB in Texas Exposure

5 Babies Test Positive for TB in Texas Exposure

Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month. The El...

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 07:22 PM EDT

Successful Prescription for Weight Loss

Successful Prescription for Weight Loss

A local doctor has found a simple, successful way to help his patients lose weight: He pulls out his prescription pad and writes down how much he wants the patient to lose and advice about how to lose it....

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 01:10 PM EDT

Teens Having Fewer Cosmetic Procedures

Teens Having Fewer Cosmetic Procedures

A new survey shows that cosmetic procedures in teens have declined by 8 percent. Dr. Steven Hopping of the Center ror Cosmetic Surgery examines the downward trend.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 08:00 PM EDT

Patrick Kennedy Opens Up About Bipolar Disorder, Addictions

Patrick Kennedy Opens Up About Bipolar Disorder, Addictions

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy spoke with News4's Doreen Gentzler about his addictions and bipolar disorder instead of shying away from topics some people think are taboo.

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