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Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 01:00 PM EDT

'They Know She Cares': Michelle Obama's School Nutrition Legacy

'They Know She Cares': Michelle Obama's School Nutrition Legacy

Fried chicken nuggets, chicken fingers, and patties are the thing of the past at Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. Healthier options have been on the menu thanks to Michelle Obama's healthy school lunch...

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 08:07 PM EDT

Newborn Affected by Zika Stayed Infected for 2 Months

Newborn Affected by Zika Stayed Infected for 2 Months

Doctors said a Brazilian baby with brain damage caused by the Zika virus stayed infected for more than two months after his birth, NBC News reported. The baby already had brain damage from the virus, which can...

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 05:26 PM EDT

Back-to-School Health Concerns

Back-to-School Health Concerns

At the start of the school year, Dr. Jackie Eghrari Sabet of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg speaks with News4's Susan Hogan about what to consider about young people's health.

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 04:09 PM EDT

Immunization Records Missing for 3,700 Pr. George's Students

Immunization Records Missing for 3,700 Pr. George's Students

Prince George's County Public Schools are asking students to stay home if their parents can't prove they've been immunized.

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 11:55 AM EDT

Medicaid to Pay for Repellent in Va. to Ward Off Zika

Medicaid to Pay for Repellent in Va. to Ward Off Zika

Officials say Virginia's Medicaid program has begun covering the cost of mosquito repellent to prevent people from being infected by the Zika virus.

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 07:02 AM EDT

Health Officials Link Smoothie Chain to 17 Hepatitis A Cases

Health Officials Link Smoothie Chain to 17 Hepatitis A Cases

Health officials say an increasing number of people are sick with hepatitis A after ordering from a chain of smoothie shops.