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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.

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 05:52 PM EDT

No Confirmed Zika Cases Linked to Olympics: WHO

No Confirmed Zika Cases Linked to Olympics: WHO

The U.N. health agency says reports from national authorities indicate no confirmed laboratory cases of the Zika virus in anyone associated with the Rio Olympics. The World Health Organization announced...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 07:24 PM EDT

Mylan Boosts EpiPen Programs, Doesn't Budge on Price

Mylan Boosts EpiPen Programs, Doesn't Budge on Price

Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. Mylan N.V. said Thursday that the patient cost will...

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.