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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 05:38 PM EDT

Suicide Rate Rises Among African-American Boys

Suicide Rate Rises Among African-American Boys

A new study shows overall suicide rates in children remained the same over a more than a decade, but that wasn't the case with black children. WHUR's Troy Johnson has more.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 01:53 PM EDT

"Allergy" Eyes, or an Infection?

"Allergy" Eyes, or an Infection?

It's been a brutal season if you're allergic to grass pollen, especially where your eyes are concerned. Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet shares how you can tell whether your eyes are affected by allergies, or you might...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 11:45 AM EDT

7 Ex-Nurses Indicted After Tight Bandage Leads to Amputation

7 Ex-Nurses Indicted After Tight Bandage Leads to Amputation

Seven former South Jersey nurses have been charged in the case of a woman who needed her hand amputated after a broken finger wasn't treated properly. Authorities announced the indictments on Tuesday against...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:21 PM EDT

Treating "Resting Angry Face" With Plastic Surgery

Treating "Resting Angry Face" With Plastic Surgery

"Resting angry face" describes someone whose natural facial expression just looks unhappy even when they're not. Doreen Gentzler reports doctors are finding plastic surgery can give those people more confidence...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 09:22 PM EDT

Doctors Issue Warning After Boy Bitten by Snake

Doctors Issue Warning After Boy Bitten by Snake

A local boy's summer isn't off to the start he expected after a snake bit him. Tonight, doctors want to make sure you don't end up in the hospital, too. As Prince George's Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports, it...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:19 AM EDT

Washington, D.C. Named America's Fittest City

Washington, D.C. Named America's Fittest City

Congratulations, D.C.! The District has been named America's fittest city.

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 02:37 PM EDT

Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

A team of researchers has genetically modified simple brewer's yeast so it can produce opiates like morphine — spurring calls for regulators to control the drug-producing fungus before "home-brewers" recreate it...

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:49 PM EDT

Jim Vance's Message About Depression

Jim Vance's Message About Depression

Jim Vance tells how he got through his depression in an interview with Doreen Gentzler.

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 12:06 PM EDT

Jim Vance Opens Up About His Battle With Depression (Extended Version)

Jim Vance Opens Up About His Battle With Depression (Extended Version)

In this extended interview, News4's Jim shares about his battle with depression in an interview with Doreen Gentzler.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 04:48 PM EDT

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of herself working out on Tuesday to help promote her #GimmeFive fitness campaign. In the thirty second clip, Obama jumps rope, kick-boxes and bench presses 35-pound...

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