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Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 08:16 PM EDT

Medical Camp Lets Northern VA Teens Explore Areas of Medicine

Medical Camp Lets Northern VA Teens Explore Areas of Medicine

A northern Virginia hospital runs a two-day camp for high school students interested in medicine to explore the range of careers in that field. Students can learn how to do injections, how to run DNA tests...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 04:46 PM EDT

FDA Strengthens Warning on Powerful Antibiotics

FDA Strengthens Warning on Powerful Antibiotics

The Food and Drug Administration strengthened warnings on a class of antibiotics, calling it too strong to be used for sinus infections, bronchitis and simple urinary tract infections. Fluoroquinolones,...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 02:02 PM EDT

NJ Nurse Repeatedly Stabs Boy With Autism With Needle: AG

NJ Nurse Repeatedly Stabs Boy With Autism With Needle: AG

New Jersey officials say a nurse caught on videotape stabbing a boy with autism with a hypodermic needle to control his behavior has agreed to surrender her license during the investigation. Acting Attorney...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 07:27 AM EDT

Texas Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC

Texas Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC

A North Texas girl is taking her cancer fight to Washington, D.C. Nine-year-old Sadie Keller is battling leukemia. For the last year NBC 5 has covered how she video-blogged her cancer treatment and raised more...

Monday, Jul 25, 2016 at 09:39 PM EDT

CDC Issues New Zika Recommendations

CDC Issues New Zika  Recommendations

As concerns about Zika virus rise, the CDC released new recommendations for doctors who are treating pregnant women. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 at 06:07 PM EDT

'Drunkorexia' Common Among College Students: Study

'Drunkorexia' Common Among College Students: Study

Almost a third of college students say they’ve taken part in practices dubbed “drunkorexia,” according to a recent study, NBC News reported. That’s the name for behaviors such as skipping meals or heavy...

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 06:57 PM EDT

Lack of Sleep Can Cost You

Lack of Sleep Can Cost You

With approximately one in three people suffering from insomnia, Americans spend billions of dollars each year in over-the-counter sleep medicines and treatments, but as Doreen Gentzler reports, that's not...

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 11:48 PM EDT

Butterfly Bash Against Rare Disease

Butterfly Bash Against Rare Disease

News4's Shomari Stone talked to a local family which is getting an entire community behind their fight against a rare developmental disorder.

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Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:22 PM EDT

Fla. Mosquitoes Tested for Zika to Confirm 1st Bites by US Insects

Fla. Mosquitoes Tested for Zika to Confirm 1st Bites by US Insects

Florida health officials are conducting tests in two possible non-travel related cases of Zika, either of which would be the first direct mosquito infection of the virus in the continental United States. The...

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:59 AM EDT

Surgery Successfully Cures Epileptic Patients

Surgery Successfully Cures Epileptic Patients

Doctors in Houston, Texas, are using a new procedure to eliminate seizures in many epilepsy patients. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports.