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"Thrilled to Be Alive": U.S. Doctor Beats Ebola

"Thrilled to Be Alive": U.S. Doctor Beats Ebola

The American doctor who became infected with the Ebola virus while serving as a missionary in Africa said he is "thrilled to be alive" as he was released from a Georgia hospital Thursday. Dr. Kent Brantly,...

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 08:09 PM EDT

"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles

"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles

The number of people who traveled to Switzerland for a voluntary assisted death doubled between 2008 and 2012, researchers reported Tuesday.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 05:59 PM EDT

Back-to-School Vaccinations

Back-to-School Vaccinations

Starting this school year, some students will be required to get new vaccinations. Doctors say the hope is that parents will do a better job staying on top of their children's immunizations. News4's Doreen...

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 04:20 PM EDT

Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Researchers in the fight against Ebola are hopeful after an experimental drug cured monkeys infected with the Marburg virus — a close relative of Ebola — even after they began showing symptoms, NBC News...

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 12:22 PM EDT

Helping Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety

Helping Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety

That morning trudge to the bus stop has already begun for some students in the D.C. area; and while you have likely already crossed many items from your child's back-to-school list, it may be time to check in...

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Almond, Peanut Butter Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Recalled

Almond, Peanut Butter Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Recalled

Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being voluntarily recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. There have been reports of four illnesses that may be...

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