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Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 07:33 AM EDT

Digest This: Heavy People May Die Up to 3 Years Early

Digest This: Heavy People May Die Up to 3 Years Early

Being too heavy may cost you your life — literally. Scientists say overweight people die one year earlier than expected and that moderately obese people die up to three years prematurely. Doctors have...

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 09:04 PM EDT

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Doctors go through years of medical school to become familiar with terms you may often hear in medical settings, but there are some questions you can ask to take better control of your care.

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 01:21 PM EDT

Can a Child's Own Cells Fight Type 1 Diabetes?

Can a Child's Own Cells Fight Type 1 Diabetes?

Doctors hope this first-of-its-kind clinical trial will lead to a cure for Type I Diabetes.

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 06:15 PM EDT

Most Drivers Admit to Road Rage: Study

Most Drivers Admit to Road Rage: Study

Nearly eight of every 10 U.S. drivers admit expressing anger, aggression or road rage at least once in the previous year, according to a survey released Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 08:35 PM EDT

What to Know Before You Get a CT Scan

What to Know Before You Get a CT Scan

News4's Doreen Gentzler reports on the potential troubles raised by CT scans.

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 07:26 PM EDT

State Lab to Test Va. Mosquitoes for Zika Virus

State Lab to Test Va. Mosquitoes for Zika Virus

Virginia’s State Laboratory will test mosquitoes for Zika virus at targeted areas across Virginia to prevent outbreaks, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced.

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 05:13 PM EDT

K2, Drug Linked to Mass NYC Overdose, Explained

K2, Drug Linked to Mass NYC Overdose, Explained

Despite dire warnings about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, popularly known by names such as K2, Spice, Black Mamba and Kronic, they continue to grow in popularity, NBC News reports.

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 04:18 PM EDT

CDC's Tom Frieden Testifies at Zika Hearing

CDC's Tom Frieden Testifies at Zika Hearing

The upcoming Olympic games are not likely to have a major impact on the spread of Zika virus, although four developing countries could face a substantially higher risk, according to a new government...

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 12:50 PM EDT

Could Gluten Affect Your Emotional Health?

Could Gluten Affect Your Emotional Health?

NBC4's Eun Yang talks to Dr. Joshua Weiner about the impacts of gluten on mental health.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 06:55 PM EDT

Self-Prescribed Antibiotics Could Be Dangerous, Doctors Warn

Self-Prescribed Antibiotics Could Be Dangerous, Doctors Warn

Self-prescribed antibiotics for viruses, such as the common cold, can come with side effects that may do more harm to your body than good. Doreen Gentzler reports.