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Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 09:54 PM EST

New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year

New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year

A new combination of three chemotherapy drugs helps extend life by a year and a half for patients with a specific form of breast cancer, NBC News reported.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 11:28 PM EST

Police Officers Trained to Handle Increase in Mental Health Calls

Police Officers Trained to Handle Increase in Mental Health Calls

Hundreds of local police officers get special training to handle increasing mental health calls in the D.C. area.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 02:05 PM EST

The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook

The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook

Chef and cancer survivor Pam Braun discusses the foods to consume and the foods to avoid in order to reduce the risk of cancer. Braun's book, "The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook," includes recipes for a...

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 at 07:43 PM EST

2nd Case of Measles Confirmed in D.C.

2nd Case of Measles Confirmed in D.C.

D.C. health officials confirmed a second case of measles in the District this year.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 02:41 PM EST

Using TMS Therapy to Treat Depression

Using TMS Therapy to Treat Depression

Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy, a treatment option for those who have trouble treating depression with typical anti-depressant medications.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 at 11:25 AM EST

Drugmaker Resubmits Women's Sex Pill to FDA

Drugmaker Resubmits Women's Sex Pill to FDA

The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost female libido are resubmitting their drug to federal health regulators, following a recent lobbying blitz by politicians, women's groups and consumer...

Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 at 01:56 AM EST

Snag Affecting Health Law Sign-Ups Gets a Fix

Snag Affecting Health Law Sign-Ups Gets a Fix

A technical problem that had been interfering with sign-ups for government healthcare plans has been fixed, officials say.

Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 at 03:19 AM EST

What to Know for the Obamacare Deadline

What to Know for the Obamacare Deadline

If you're not insured, there's still time to sign up for health coverage this year under Obamacare before the Feb. 15 deadline.

Friday, Feb 13, 2015 at 10:31 AM EST

Puerto Rico Debates Fining Parents of Obese Children

Puerto Rico Debates Fining Parents of Obese Children

Parents of obese children in Puerto Rico would be fined up to $800 if they fail to improve their child's health, under a new proposed bill, NBC News reported.

Friday, Feb 13, 2015 at 07:02 AM EST

Can Faith Help Heal?

Can Faith Help Heal?

Some doctors say faith may have played a role in helping save the life of a local pastor. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.

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