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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:07 AM EDT

Afraid of EV-D68? Another Virus Is Killing Kids in U.S.

Afraid of EV-D68? Another Virus Is Killing Kids in U.S.

Although Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) has grabbed headlines in recent weeks for sickening hundreds of American kids, another virus is sending 75,000 to 125,000 children to the hospital and killing hundreds...

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:46 AM EDT

Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teens

Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teens

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends,...

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM EDT

California Adopts "Yes Means Yes" Sex-Assault Rule

California Adopts "Yes Means Yes" Sex-Assault Rule

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an assault bill Sunday that requires college students to give consent before sex, AP is reporting. The bill makes California the first state in the nation to define when...

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 10:28 PM EDT

5 Babies Test Positive for TB in Texas Exposure

5 Babies Test Positive for TB in Texas Exposure

Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month. The...

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 07:22 PM EDT

Successful Prescription for Weight Loss

Successful Prescription for Weight Loss

A local doctor has found a simple, successful way to help his patients lose weight: He pulls out his prescription pad and writes down how much he wants the patient to lose and advice about how to lose

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 01:10 PM EDT

Teens Having Fewer Cosmetic Procedures

Teens Having Fewer Cosmetic Procedures

A new survey shows that cosmetic procedures in teens have declined by 8 percent. Dr. Steven Hopping of the Center ror Cosmetic Surgery examines the downward trend.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 08:00 PM EDT

Patrick Kennedy Opens Up About Bipolar Disorder, Addictions

Patrick Kennedy Opens Up About Bipolar Disorder, Addictions

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy spoke with News4's Doreen Gentzler about his addictions and bipolar disorder instead of shying away from topics some people think are taboo.

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 01:26 AM EDT

Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed in North Texas

Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed in North Texas

Several cases of Enterovirus-D68 have been confirmed in North Texas after test results came back positive from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to Dallas County Health and...

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 06:33 AM EDT

Hogan Calls for Wider Probe in Md. Health Exchange

Hogan Calls for Wider Probe in Md. Health Exchange

Republican candidate for governor Larry Hogan called for a wider investigation of Maryland's flawed health care exchange website on Thursday with a focus on political donations from companies and state contracts...

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 07:32 PM EDT

Vaccinating Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies, Experts Say

Vaccinating Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies, Experts Say

Vaccinating dogs around the world could essentially eliminate rabies in people, but world leaders remain unconcerned about the disease, despite the fact that it kills more than 60,000 people each year,...

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