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Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 01:53 PM EDT

Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

Indiana health officials called on federal experts last week for help in containing an HIV outbreak that includes 55 confirmed cases and may include 13 other preliminary positive cases. A medical team from the...

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 04:38 PM EDT

Maryland Bans Powdered Alcohol; Cites Health, Safety

Maryland Bans Powdered Alcohol; Cites Health, Safety

The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau recently approved several labels of Palcohol, which can be dissolved in a beverage and then consumed.

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 04:35 PM EDT

New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new anthrax treatment that helps fight infection in patients who have already started showing symptoms — a phase that usually signals the disease has become...

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 07:16 PM EDT

Top 10 Reasons to Tackle Your Allergies Now

Top 10 Reasons to Tackle Your Allergies Now

Dr. Jackie's Top 10 reasons to take care of your allergies now instead of waiting for them to mow you down.

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 09:32 AM EDT

Arlington, Mont. Co. Top Healthy Counties List

Arlington, Mont. Co. Top Healthy Counties List

A new report ranks Arlington County as Virginia's healthiest while Tazewell County is considered the least healthiest.

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 06:17 PM EDT

Local Woman on Removing Ovaries: "I've Been Able to Be Proactive"

Local Woman on Removing Ovaries: "I've Been Able to Be Proactive"

Two D.C.-area women discuss their medical histories, their choices, and the effects on their lives.

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 02:22 PM EDT

Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

The recent death of a Dallas woman who had received injections at a salon to expand the size of her buttocks follows other cosmetic-related deaths in Texas and around the country that authorities say were caused...

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 02:21 PM EDT

Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

More than 500,000 Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease this year, but nearly 250,000 won’t know it, according to a new report.

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 12:55 PM EDT

11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC

11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC

The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers...

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 12:15 PM EDT

1/2 of Alzheimer's Patients May Not Have Diagnosis

1/2 of Alzheimer's Patients May Not Have Diagnosis

Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease. -- but as many as half of them may not actually be told they have it. Why would doctors not tell their patients? There's a few...

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