The Latest Health and Wellness News

Apr 29, 2014

Wearable Tech

Wearable Tech

The latest wearable technology this spring can put you on the fast track to getting fit.

Jan 15, 2014

Sears, Kmart Recall 42,500 Kenmore Heaters

Sears, Kmart Recall 42,500 Kenmore Heaters

A recall has been issued for about 42,500 Kenmore oscillating fan heaters sold at Sears and Kmart stores last fall after reports that the fans could overheat and catch fire, officials said.

Dec 25, 2013

Consumer Reports: Unsafe Strollers

Consumer Reports: Unsafe Strollers

Strollers are a must-have for new parents, but they can be dangerous. Over the years Consumer Reports and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have found several strollers that could pose a risk of...

Oct 22, 2013

Local Affordable Care Act Stats

Local Affordable Care Act Stats

With software problems surrounding the Affordable Care Act and its health exchanges, News4 looked up local stats to find out how many people in the D.C. metro area are getting through to the system.

Aug 29, 2013

Paying for Health Care: The Affordable Health Care Act

Paying for Health Care: The Affordable Health Care Act

A new rule from the Department of Health and Human Services will give consumers more choice in how they pay for insurance.

Mar 12, 2013

Best Vacuums for Pet Hair

Best Vacuums for Pet Hair

Consumer Reports’ latest tests show that some vacuums do a great job picking up pet hair, while others let the fur fly.

Nov 21, 2013

Ask Liz: Are Poinsettia Plants Toxic?

Ask Liz: Are Poinsettia Plants Toxic?

Is a popular holiday plant potentially deadly to people and pets?

Nov 15, 2011

Stuffed Olive Recall Due to Botulism Danger

Stuffed Olive Recall Due to Botulism Danger

Stuffed olives distributed to Safeway stores in the D.C. area could pose a deadly botulism threat.

Oct 20, 2011

Bagged Salad Recall

Bagged Salad Recall

Multiple brands of bagged salad are being recalled after a random test was conducted on a package of spinach.

Aug 30, 2011

Irene Aftermath: Food Safety

Irene Aftermath: Food Safety

How long does your food last without power?

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The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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Health Expo


We're already planning for the 2015 NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo, to be held Jan. 10 and 11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center! Click here for dates and some of the great new exhibits.