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Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 05:42 PM EDT

At Least 3 Md. School Districts to Request Vaccine Extension

At Least 3 Md. School Districts to Request Vaccine Extension

At least three counties in Maryland will ask for an extension on new vaccine requirements for 7th graders that could have kept students out of school.

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 08:24 AM EDT

Vaccine Deadlines Loom in Md.; Clinics Crowded

Vaccine Deadlines Loom in Md.; Clinics Crowded

It's an issue threatening to keep thousands of local kids out of the classroom this coming week: Some school districts in Maryland are still trying to buy extra time for students to meet new...

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 02:37 PM EDT

Doctors Over-Prescribing Antibiotics for Kids: Study

Doctors Over-Prescribing Antibiotics for Kids: Study

Seattle researchers looked at data from pediatric patients and found doctors are too quick to hand out a prescription. News4's Aaron Gilchrist offers some tips for dealing with overprescribing doctors.

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 03:06 PM EDT

Who Is Leading the Fight Against Ebola?

Who Is Leading the Fight Against Ebola?

Ebola has killed 2,400 people and infected some 5,000 in the space of a few months, the World Health Organization said Friday, leading some health officials to question if enough is being done to combat...

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 09:22 PM EDT

Strength in Numbers in Ride to Conquer Cancer

Strength in Numbers in Ride to Conquer Cancer

A group of bicyclists this weekend will use strength in numbers as they participate in a 150-mile "Ride to Conquer Cancer." News4's Eun Yang spoke with a nothern Virginia man whose tale is truly one...

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 07:58 PM EDT

Best and Worst States to Have a Baby

Best and Worst States to Have a Baby

A new study by WalletHub ranks the best and worst states to have a baby, Today.com reported.

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