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Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 08:05 PM EDT

D.C. HIV/AIDS Rate Drops for 6th Straight Year

D.C. HIV/AIDS Rate Drops for 6th Straight Year

The infection HIV/AIDS rate has dropped for the sixth year in a row in D.C., but the city still has a major battle on its hands to get the rate even lower.

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 02:14 PM EDT

Some People Seeking Sunburns - Just for the 'Art'

Some People Seeking Sunburns - Just for the 'Art'

While most people avoid sunburns at all costs, there are some who welcome them, all in the name of "art."

Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 01:43 AM EDT

Lightning Threat Looms as Storms Sweep U.S.

Lightning Threat Looms as Storms Sweep U.S.

Severe thunderstorms are threatening a huge swath of the U.S. from eastern Texas to the Carolinas over the Independence Day holiday, provoking stern warnings from forecasters during what is already the deadliest...

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 02:11 PM EDT

Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 People Each Year: Study

Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 People Each Year: Study

Consumption of soda, energy beverages, and other sugary drinks may be linked to 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research published Tuesday in the journal Circulation.

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 06:32 AM EDT

MAP: Free Lunch for Prince George's Co. Students

MAP: Free Lunch for Prince George's Co. Students

A Prince George's County program is trying to ensure that children don't suffer from hunger this summer.

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.

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