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Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 01:51 PM EDT

WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering

WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is introducing a new installment of its anti-smoking campaign to help smokers stop lighting up.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 01:48 PM EDT

Ebola Patient in Serious Condition at NIH

Ebola Patient in Serious Condition at NIH

An American healthcare worker infected with Ebola has been ungraded from critical to serious condition, hospital officials announced Thursday.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 12:02 PM EDT

Thousands Sign Petition for ALS Drug

Thousands Sign Petition for ALS Drug

Nearly 500,000 people have signed a petition to get FDA approval of a potentially life-saving drug for patients with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 01:53 PM EDT

Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

Indiana health officials called on federal experts last week for help in containing an HIV outbreak that includes 55 confirmed cases and may include 13 other preliminary positive cases. A medical team from the...

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 04:38 PM EDT

Maryland Bans Powdered Alcohol; Cites Health, Safety

Maryland Bans Powdered Alcohol; Cites Health, Safety

The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau recently approved several labels of Palcohol, which can be dissolved in a beverage and then consumed.

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 04:35 PM EDT

New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new anthrax treatment that helps fight infection in patients who have already started showing symptoms — a phase that usually signals the disease has become...

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 07:16 PM EDT

Top 10 Reasons to Tackle Your Allergies Now

Top 10 Reasons to Tackle Your Allergies Now

Dr. Jackie's Top 10 reasons to take care of your allergies now instead of waiting for them to mow you down.

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 09:32 AM EDT

Arlington, Mont. Co. Top Healthy Counties List

Arlington, Mont. Co. Top Healthy Counties List

A new report ranks Arlington County as Virginia's healthiest while Tazewell County is considered the least healthiest.

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 06:17 PM EDT

Local Woman on Removing Ovaries: "I've Been Able to Be Proactive"

Local Woman on Removing Ovaries: "I've Been Able to Be Proactive"

Two D.C.-area women discuss their medical histories, their choices, and the effects on their lives.

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 02:22 PM EDT

Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

The recent death of a Dallas woman who had received injections at a salon to expand the size of her buttocks follows other cosmetic-related deaths in Texas and around the country that authorities say were caused...

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