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Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 12:52 PM EST

World AIDS Day 2016: Activists Urge Testing, Education

World AIDS Day 2016: Activists Urge Testing, Education

Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day. It's a time to remember over 35 million people who have died from the disease since the early-1980s. It's also a chance for health organizations and charities to raise awareness...

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 04:12 PM EST

DC Safeway Reopens After Violations; Mice Droppings Found

DC Safeway Reopens After Violations; Mice Droppings Found

A Safeway grocery store in Adams Morgan has been closed for code violations after inspectors found mouse droppings in several areas, including under the hot food bar, plus several other issues, according to the...

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 05:46 AM EST

DC Mayor to Announce New HIV Treatment Effort

DC Mayor to Announce New HIV Treatment Effort

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to announce a new effort to fight HIV and AIDS.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 08:26 AM EST

'Magic Mushrooms' May Ease Anxiety, Depression: Studies

'Magic Mushrooms' May Ease Anxiety, Depression: Studies

The psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms" can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show. It worked for Dinah Bazer,...

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 at 08:38 PM EST

When Do You Really Need Antibiotics?

When Do You Really Need Antibiotics?

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, says half of antibiotics are unnecessary. She explains when you need them, when you don't and the side effects of sharing...

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 at 01:23 PM EST

How to Cope With Holiday Stress and Anxiety

How to Cope With Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Dr. Joshua Weiner shares tips for handling holiday stress and anxiety.

Monday, Nov 28, 2016 at 09:22 PM EST

Texas Reports Its First Locally Transmitted Zika Case

Texas Reports Its First Locally Transmitted Zika Case

Texas on Monday reported its first case of Zika virus that likely came from a mosquito bite within the state. Health officials say that the woman who was infected in Texas is a resident of Brownsville, located...

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 04:14 PM EST

Reducing the Risk of SIDS: Life-Saving Tips

Reducing the Risk of SIDS: Life-Saving Tips

Experts say parents and caregivers can take these steps to help reduce the risk of SIDS.

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 09:41 PM EST

DC Judge Meets Family of His Heart Donor

DC Judge Meets Family of His Heart Donor

The life of a D.C. Superior Court judge was saved when he got a heart transplant. Judge Lee Satterfield recently met the family of the man, Chris Canales, whose heart he received. Canales died of an asthma...

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 09:17 AM EST

Ice Bucket That Sparked Charity Blitz Comes to Smithsonian

Ice Bucket That Sparked Charity Blitz Comes to Smithsonian

The bucket of ice that sparked a viral social-media campaign has a new home at the Smithsonian.