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Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 11:46 PM EDT

Public Safety Officers Honored for Handling Mental Health Crises

Public Safety Officers Honored for Handling Mental Health Crises

Public safety officers were honored in Arlington Thursday for intervening in mental health crises. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

Friday, Apr 3, 2015 at 08:16 AM EDT

"The Baby's Coming Now!" Woman Gives Birth in LA Courthouse

"The Baby's Coming Now!" Woman Gives Birth in LA Courthouse

A woman who stopped inside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse to pay a bill left with a little bit more than a receipt: a newborn baby boy. When the pregnant mom-to-be walked down the hall of the Stanley...

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 08:45 PM EDT

14 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Investigate Herbal Supplement Industry

14 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Investigate Herbal Supplement Industry

Fourteen attorneys general asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New...

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 08:33 PM EDT

Patients With Heart Problems Driving Themselves to Hospital

Patients With Heart Problems Driving Themselves to Hospital

A new study shows 75 percent of patients with heart symptoms are driving themselves to a hospital instead of calling 911.

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 06:36 PM EDT

Too Much Salt in Grocery Store Foods

Too Much Salt in Grocery Store Foods

A new study says that most food in grocery stores has more than the FDA-recommended amount of sodium.

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 10:50 AM EDT

WATCH: New Heat-Sensitive Socks for Diabetics

WATCH: New Heat-Sensitive Socks for Diabetics

Remember mood rings? Researchers have developed heat-sensitive socks that change color to monitor circulation in people with diabetes.

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 02:04 PM EDT

Tips for Coping With Spring's "Intense" Allergy Season

Tips for Coping With Spring's "Intense" Allergy Season

While many are looking forward to milder spring temps following a winter that saw record cold and snow, some experts warn the seasonal shift could bring bad news for allergy sufferers.

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 12:50 PM EDT

After Crash, New Questions About Depression

After Crash, New Questions About Depression

In the wake of the deadly Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps, parent company Lufthansa has revealed that it knew six years ago that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz suffered from severe depression.

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 12:36 PM EDT

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Take Drugs Daily to Relax: Survey

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Take Drugs Daily to Relax: Survey

Nearly one in five Americans report using some sort of drug every day that alters their mood or helps them relax — most of them in states that rate low on the income and happiness scales, a new survey shows.

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 08:09 PM EDT

World Bipolar Day: Battling Bipolar Disorder

World Bipolar Day: Battling Bipolar Disorder

Local woman Christine Anderson details her journey with bipolar disorder and her struggle to find a healthy balance.

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