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Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 02:25 PM EDT

Pan-Seared Herb Crusted Salmon Recipe

Pan-Seared Herb Crusted Salmon Recipe

Chef Daniel Thomas, the regional executive chef for the American Diabetes Association, stopped by News4 Midday to share one of his recipes.

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:42 AM EDT

SoCal Man With ALS Shows Why Ice Bucket Challenge Matters in Viral Video

SoCal Man With ALS Shows Why Ice Bucket Challenge Matters in Viral Video

A Southern California man shares in a new YouTube video about a family history of ALS and how he was diagnosed with the debilitating disease earlier this year at age 26. The video, which has more than 4 million...

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 05:32 PM EDT

Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola

Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola

Health officials said Thursday a patient who was being tested for Ebola in Sacramento has tested negative for the virus. State and federal officials earlier in the week said they will not divulge which...

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 07:16 PM EDT

Cured of Ebola: What to Know About Americans' Recovery

Cured of Ebola: What to Know About Americans' Recovery

Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit. Dr. Kent Brantly was released from an Atlanta hospital...

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 06:23 PM EDT

What Cured Ebola Patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol?

What Cured Ebola Patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol?

The two U.S. Ebola patients left an Atlanta hospital on Thursday infection free, after becoming the first human beings to receive an experimental drug called Zmapp.

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 11:55 PM EDT

"Thrilled to Be Alive": U.S. Doctor Beats Ebola

"Thrilled to Be Alive": U.S. Doctor Beats Ebola

The American doctor who became infected with the Ebola virus while serving as a missionary in Africa said he is "thrilled to be alive" as he was released from a Georgia hospital

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 08:09 PM EDT

"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles

"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles

The number of people who traveled to Switzerland for a voluntary assisted death doubled between 2008 and 2012, researchers reported Tuesday.

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 03:20 PM EDT

Back-to-School Vaccinations

Back-to-School Vaccinations

Starting this school year, some students will be required to get new vaccinations. Doctors say the hope is that parents will do a better job staying on top of their children's immunizations.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 04:20 PM EDT

Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Researchers in the fight against Ebola are hopeful after an experimental drug cured monkeys infected with the Marburg virus — a close relative of Ebola — even after they began showing symptoms, NBC...

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 03:21 PM EDT

Helping Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety

Helping Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety

That morning trudge to the bus stop has already begun for some students in the D.C. area. It may be time to check in with how they're feeling about the start of the school year.

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