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Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 at 08:04 AM EDT

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Worker Has Hepatitis A, Officials Say

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Worker Has Hepatitis A, Officials Say

An employee at a Tropical Smoothie Café location in Virginia has been diagnosed with hepatitis A after the virus was linked to frozen strawberries used at the stores, the Virginia Department of Health said...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 05:13 PM EDT

Is Screen Time Damaging Children's Vision?

Is Screen Time Damaging Children's Vision?

Optometrists have seen an uptick in nearsightedness among children. Is the use of cellphones and tablets to blame? News4's Angie Goff spoke with Dr. Andrew Morgenstern. "We're putting a lot of 'near' [vision]...

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 08:28 AM 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...

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 02:51 PM EDT

FDA Expands Zika Screening to All US Blood Centers

FDA Expands Zika Screening to All US Blood Centers

The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus. Friday's advisory means...

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 06:57 AM EDT

Dog Who Went to Rehab for Meth Helps Addicts

Dog Who Went to Rehab for Meth Helps Addicts

A Chihuahua named Jack Sparrow, who was once hospitalized and put through rehab after vets found meth in his system, now serves as a comforting pup to patients recovering from alcohol and drug abuse, his...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 06:10 PM EDT

Cheaper Alternatives to the EpiPen

Cheaper Alternatives to the EpiPen

Consumer Reports found less expensive alternatives to the EpiPen. News4's Susan Hogan reports.