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Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 06:44 PM EDT

Dr. Jackie: Summer Bee Safety

Dr. Jackie: Summer Bee Safety

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, explains how to avoid bees and treat a sting.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 at 08:45 PM EDT

Physical Therapists Using Cameras to Assess, Prevent Injuries

Physical Therapists Using Cameras to Assess, Prevent Injuries

New technology allows physical therapists to record minute movements of healing athletes in order to help them heal properly and even prevent future injuries. News4's Doreen Gentzler has the story.

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 08:39 PM EDT

Stronger Warning Labels for Common Drugs

Stronger Warning Labels for Common Drugs

The FDA has strengthened warning labels for common drugs. Dr. Allen Taylor, chief of cardiology at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, explains.

Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 11:02 AM EDT

Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Although sales of fitness trackers are strong, many of their owners lose enthusiasm for them once the novelty of knowing how many steps they've taken wears off. One research firm, Endeavour Partners, estimates...

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 01:51 PM EDT

Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake died Thursday, his family said in a statement as health officials worked to determine whether it was caused by a...

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 12:08 PM EDT

Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

A Michigan oncologist who admitted to giving hundreds of patients painful cancer treatments — many of whom didn't have the disease— sobbed as he was sentenced Friday to spend what will likely be the rest of his...

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 07:10 PM EDT

Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged from the same Liberian community where the virus resurged the other week, the acting head of the country's Ebola Case Management Team said Thursday.

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 06:19 PM EDT

New Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

New Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

A new treatment for atrial fibrillation that only takes one hour and requires no drugs can help prevent stroke. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 05:59 PM EDT

Eat This, Not That: Summer Edition

Eat This, Not That: Summer Edition

Michael Freidson from Eat This, Not That presents the heathiest options when it comes to backyard barbeque eating and drinking to News4's Pat Lawson Muse.

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 05:25 PM EDT

Some Anti-Depressants May Raise Birth Defects Risk: Study

Some Anti-Depressants May Raise Birth Defects Risk: Study

A large new study by U.S. and Canadian researchers suggests the use of some anti-depressant drugs early in pregnancy may be linked to an increased risk of birth defects in the child.

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