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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. Results of a Food and...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:13 PM EDT

Laughing Gas During Labor

Laughing Gas During Labor

A D.C. hospital is offering women who are giving birth laughing gas as an alternative to the epidural. Doreen Gentzler reports it not only helps alleviate pain but allows the women to crack jokes and act silly.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 07:30 AM EDT

"Pollen Tsunami" Causing Misery in the Northeast

"Pollen Tsunami" Causing Misery in the Northeast

Move over, pollen vortex, the pollen tsunami is here. A ferocious winter, delayed spring and even the beginnings of climate change have created a "pollen tsunami" that is slamming allergy sufferers in the...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 09:19 PM EDT

Mindfulness on Capitol Hill

Mindfulness on Capitol Hill

In the world of politics, things often get frustrating and combative on Capitol Hill, but some Republicans and Democrats are coming together to cut the tension through meditation. Jim Handly shows how they're...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 12:10 AM EDT

Kane on OCD: 'I Thought Everyone Operated this Way'

Kane on OCD: 'I Thought Everyone Operated this Way'

Hot 99.5 personality Kane reveals how he is learning to live with obsessive-compulsive disorder. He opens up to help anyone else who might be struggling. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports. For more information on...

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 07:21 PM EDT

Underwater Treadmill Helping Pets Heal

Underwater Treadmill Helping Pets Heal

An underwater treadmill that promotes healing for injured legs and sore joints is allowing patients to make great strides. And those patients walk on all fours. Wendy Rieger has the story.

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 06:53 PM EDT

Reflective Workout Gear: How Does It Rate?

Reflective Workout Gear: How Does It Rate?

Special reflective clothing is supposed to make you easier to see, especially when you're out for a run or bike ride at night. Consumer Reports tested several options to see how well they work.

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:07 AM EDT

What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?

What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?

Summer is coming! To get ready for more time in the sun, dermatologists offer advice on skin cancer prevention.

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