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Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 07:54 AM EDT

Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal. These false impressions were more...

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 06:44 PM EDT

Hispanic Community Works to Shatter Mental Illness Stigma

Hispanic Community Works to Shatter Mental Illness Stigma

News4's Richard Jordan reports on a new initiative in Montgomery County intended to shatter the stigma around mental illness in the Hispanic community. For more information, visit the National Alliance on Mental...

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 01:03 PM EDT

How Safe Are Over-the-Counter Products?

How Safe Are Over-the-Counter Products?

Dr. Cheryl Burgess joins Aaron Gilchrist in the studio to discuss the safety of some over-the-counter products, including common acne medications. While the products might be safe for some, there are a few...

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 04:02 PM EDT

Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Wawona Packing Company, based in California's Central Valley, is recalling white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, and plum varieties. The whole fruits were all packed between June 1 and July 12,...

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 07:50 AM EDT

Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island Patients: Officials

Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island Patients: Officials

Officials at a Long Island hospital have diagnosed three patients with a debilitating tropical infection being spread by mosquitoes, The Associated Press reported. The patients at North Shore University Hospital...

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 11:50 AM EDT

Tips for Joggers on Staying Safe

Tips for Joggers on Staying Safe

News4's Shomari Stone has some safety tips for joggers after a woman was assaulted while running in Fairfax County.

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 05:25 PM EDT

Hopkins to Pay $190M Over Gynecologist's Taped Exams

Hopkins to Pay $190M Over Gynecologist's Taped Exams

A gynecologist who secretly used a pen-like camera to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs during pelvic exams will cost one of the world's most prestigious medical centers $190...

Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 05:21 PM EDT

For Many, Summer Is the Most Stressful Season: Survey

For Many, Summer Is the Most Stressful Season: Survey

Even though summer is associated with relaxation and vacations, a third of Americans say they find it to be the most stressful season of the year, according to a new study conducted by SleepRate.

Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 03:24 PM EDT

Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

The Ebola virus that’s killed more than 600 people so far in West Africa may have been smoldering there for years and has almost certainly sickened people who thought they had something else, researchers say.

Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 10:36 AM EDT

Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers

Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.

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