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Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 07:38 PM EDT

The Angelina Effect: More Women Looking Into Genetic Testing

The Angelina Effect: More Women Looking Into Genetic Testing

Since Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer, the number of women looking into genetic testing more than doubled. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 07:39 PM EDT

Viral Meningitis Reported at D.C. School

Viral Meningitis Reported at D.C. School

A case of viral meningitis was recently reported at a D.C. primary school, according to a letter from the D.C. Department of Health. The case was reported at Peabody Primary Campus, a public school in...

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 01:54 PM EDT

Va., Md. Officials Outline Ebola-Monitoring Plan

Va., Md. Officials Outline Ebola-Monitoring Plan

Health officials in Virginia and Maryland are now actively monitoring all travelers arriving in the state from the three West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 01:54 PM EDT

Despite Myths, Women Are Having More Babies

Despite Myths, Women Are Having More Babies

A new study shows that women are having more babies despite the myths surrounding working mothers.

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 10:55 AM EDT

More than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

More than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

Food may be contaminated with Staphylococcal bacteria, which may cause stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 05:17 PM EDT

Crab Meat Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

Crab Meat Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

A company that sold crab meat in several states has recalled it after finding it may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The Rhode Island Department of Health says on Friday that...

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 08:59 AM EDT

Young Women & Breast Cancer: 4 Things to Know

Young Women & Breast Cancer: 4 Things to Know

One in 200 women younger than 40 will develop breast cancer. Though rare, cancer in young women can be more aggressive and more deadly. News4's Doreen Gentzler reveals the four things young women need to know to...

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 05:24 PM EDT

Nina Pham Meets With Obama After Discharge From NIH

Nina Pham Meets With Obama After Discharge From NIH

Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient in Texas, was discharged from the hospital Friday, now free of the virus, and will meet with President Barack Obama at the White...

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 01:09 PM EDT

"I Feel Fortunate and Blessed": Pham

"I Feel Fortunate and Blessed": Pham

Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient in Texas, is now free of the virus and will be discharged from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, NIH...

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:03 AM EDT

"Miracle Oil" Heals Texas Girl of Chronic Seizures

"Miracle Oil" Heals Texas Girl of Chronic Seizures

A North Texas family is touting a "miracle oil" and praising researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for healing their little girl, who was having chronic

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