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Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 03:26 PM EDT

Pharmacists Say Generic Drugs Prices Are Skyrocketing

Pharmacists Say Generic Drugs Prices Are Skyrocketing

Generic drugs are supposed to save you money, costing less than their brand name counterparts. But as News4's Doreen Gentzler reports, prices of these medications are skyrocketing, putting a strain on not...

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 11:17 AM EDT

'Look Before You Lock': Preventing Hot Car Deaths

'Look Before You Lock': Preventing Hot Car Deaths

More cases of children left in hot cars have occurred this summer -- and one father is turning his tragedy into a campaign to "look before you lock" the car.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 09:57 PM EDT

7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

Although experts have long recommended eight hours of sleep a night for adults, several new studies show that seven hours may be the best amount.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 06:40 AM EDT

Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

A person caught the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States this month, health officials say — marking the first time mosquitoes in the U.S. are believed to have spread

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 06:00 PM EDT

Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds

Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds

Young women are more likely to die from heart attacks than young men, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 05:10 AM EDT

2 More Babies Get Herpes After Ritual Circumcisions: Officials

2 More Babies Get Herpes After Ritual Circumcisions: Officials

Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes in New York this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the Health Department says. In both cases, the infant boys were born to mothers with...

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 06:49 PM EDT

10 Million Got Obamacare Coverage, Study Confirms

10 Million Got Obamacare Coverage, Study Confirms

More than 10 million people who were previously uninsured received health insurance under Obamacare, researchers said Wednesday.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 02:54 PM EDT

CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble

CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble

The head of a CDC lab in Atlanta that possibly exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 02:24 PM EDT

Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected

Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected

A doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has caught the deadly virus, according to the country's government.

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...

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