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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 04:48 PM EDT

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of herself working out on Tuesday to help promote her #GimmeFive fitness campaign. In the thirty second clip, Obama jumps rope, kick-boxes and bench presses 35-pound...

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 09:24 AM EDT

Jim Vance Opens Up About His Battle With Depression

Jim Vance Opens Up About His Battle With Depression

For the first time, News4's Jim shares about his battle with depression in an interview with Doreen Gentzler.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 08:44 PM EDT

Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

State senators have passed a controversial bill aimed at increasing California's school immunization rates. The bill approved Thursday would prohibit parents from seeking vaccine exemptions for their children...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 04:01 PM EDT

School Counselors to Get More Mental Health Training

School Counselors to Get More Mental Health Training

A law that would give school counselors additional training in mental health is on its way to Governor Larry Hogan's desk.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 05:03 PM EDT

Changing the Way Addiction Is Treated

Changing the Way Addiction Is Treated

A Massachusetts police chief is changing the way the city of Gloucester deals with drug addicts. Chief Leonard Campanello says people can go into his station and get help right away from a local clinic.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 08:23 AM EDT

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

In 2014, more than half a million Americans each took $50,000 or more worth of prescription drugs and for the super-high spenders — those prescribed $100,000 or more worth of medications — nearly tripled...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 02:14 PM EDT

Staci's Choice: A Pioneer in Preventing Cancer

Staci's Choice: A Pioneer in Preventing Cancer

Eighteen years ago, Staci Mishkin was one of the first women in the U.S. to take a genetic test for the BRCA gene mutation that is linked to breast cancer.

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 02:30 PM EDT

Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

The feds gave insurance companies a stern reminder on their duties on women's health Monday: They must pay for birth control, mammograms and well-woman visits without charging co-pays, and without fighting...

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 08:27 PM EDT

NY Governor Creates NYC Nail Salon Task Force After Report Exposes Dangers

NY Governor Creates NYC Nail Salon Task Force After Report Exposes Dangers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is creating a task force to conduct investigations into nail salons around New York City, following a report of widespread exploitation of workers. The New York Times reported Monday that Cuomo...

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 08:53 AM EDT

FDA Unaware of Listeria in Blue Bell Before Outbreak

FDA Unaware of Listeria in Blue Bell Before Outbreak

Federal health officials said Friday that they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell Creameries facility before an outbreak linked to the ice cream turned deadly.

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