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Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 at 10:05 PM EDT

Why More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer's

Why More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer's

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 07:30 PM EDT

California Vaccine Bill Clears Major Hurdle

California Vaccine Bill Clears Major Hurdle

California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads...

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 01:05 PM EDT

Viewpoint: Mood Disorders

Viewpoint: Mood Disorders

For the first-time, patients, families, doctors, and researchers are working together as equal partners to change the direction of mood disorder research. Guests include Andrew A.

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 05:28 PM EDT

Lymphoma Survivor Discusses Road to Recovery

Lymphoma Survivor Discusses Road to Recovery

Bowie, Maryland resident Chartese Burnett fought and survived non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the same type of cancer with which Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was diagnosed. "It is absolutely not a death sentence,"

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 06:52 PM EDT

Understanding the Supreme Court's ACA Ruling

Understanding the Supreme Court's ACA Ruling

NBC News Political Editor Carrie Dann speaks with Eun Yang about the importance of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act for the second time.

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 05:16 PM EDT

What Is Synthetic Marijuana and Why Is It Gaining Popularity?

What Is Synthetic Marijuana and Why Is It Gaining Popularity?

Synthetic marijuana has played a role in multiple accidents and crimes in the past several weeks: a woman stabbed her boyfriend, a homeless shelter experienced a mass overdose, and Mayor Muriel Bowser wants...

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 07:43 PM EDT

Laundry Pods Pose Dangers for Kids

Laundry Pods Pose Dangers for Kids

Industry changes are underway to make laundry pods pose less danger to children. Poison control centers have received about 32,000 calls since 2012 regarding the products. The industry is set to vote on...

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 07:11 PM EDT

Healthy Food Bus to Feed Prince William Co. Kids

Healthy Food Bus to Feed Prince William Co. Kids

A new partnership between the Capital Area Food Bank and Shoppers Food Warehouse delivers meals to kids in need in Prince William County.

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:40 PM EDT

What to Know About the Uptick in Drug ODs

What to Know About the Uptick in Drug ODs

Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses the increase in drug overdoses, as well as treatments available.

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 06:30 AM EDT

Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him

Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him

A Vienna, Virginia, man was awarded $500,000 in court after suing doctors he recorded mocking and insulting him while he was under anesthesia during a 2013 colonoscopy.

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