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Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 08:41 PM EST

Medical Student Meets Man Who Received His Kidney

Medical Student Meets Man Who Received His Kidney

A local medical student who decided to donate a kidney to a stranger met the organ recipient for the first time at George Washington University Hospital. "Thank you, thank you, thank you," said the recipient,...

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 10:47 PM EST

Flu Season Hits Hard Nationwide

Flu Season Hits Hard Nationwide

Twelve states are reporting widespread flu activity as the United States slide into flu season at the start of the year. The Centers for Disease Control say flu activity is higher this season compared to last...

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 12:51 PM EST

Stuck in a Rut? How to Reboot Your Resolution

Stuck in a Rut? How to Reboot Your Resolution

We are going into the second week of 2017, and people are starting to kick their healthy living resolutions into high gear. But eating healthy can be challenging, especially on a busy schedule. Jrink is a local...

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 07:34 PM EST

Virginia Lt. Governor Promotes Plan to Give Women Free IUDs

Virginia Lt. Governor Promotes Plan to Give Women Free IUDs

Virginia's lieutenant governor promoted a proposal on Thursday to provide free intrauterine devices (IUDs) and other contraceptive implants to low-income women and girls.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 07:47 AM EST

Cancer Deaths Fell 25 Percent Since 1991

Cancer Deaths Fell 25 Percent Since 1991

Fewer Americans are dying of cancer. The latest numbers from the American Cancer Society show a 25 percent drop in cancer deaths since 1991, the peak year for cancer deaths, NBC News reported. Cancer rates are...

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 09:05 AM EST

Peanut-Based Foods Help Babies Prevent Allergies: NIH

Peanut-Based Foods Help Babies Prevent Allergies: NIH

Peanut allergies are a big problem for many kids and their families, but new guidelines published could help protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy. Feeding...

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 02:29 PM EST

Women Concerned About ACA Changes

Women Concerned About ACA Changes

Many women are worried about the changes ahead for the Affordable Care Act. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 05:28 PM EST

The Best Diet to Fight Brain Shrinkage

The Best Diet to Fight Brain Shrinkage

What are the best diets to help prevent brain shrinkage? A new study shows specific diets that may help fight brain volume loss as we age, NBC News reports.

Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 10:22 AM EST

Special Guests at NBC Health and Fitness Expo

Special Guests at NBC Health and Fitness Expo

"Days of Our Lives" star Bryan Dattilo and Charlie, the TODAY show's "Puppy with a Purpose," will be special guests at the 2017 NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo.

Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 at 12:27 PM EST

Learn Yoga at the Health & Fitness Expo

Learn Yoga at the Health & Fitness Expo

The Health & Fitness Expo offers yoga and other fitness classes. Doreen Gentzler spoke with Maggie Grant of Metro DC Yoga.