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Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 10:28 PM EDT

5 Babies Test Positive for TB in Texas Exposure

5 Babies Test Positive for TB in Texas Exposure

Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month. The...

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 07:22 PM EDT

Successful Prescription for Weight Loss

Successful Prescription for Weight Loss

A local doctor has found a simple, successful way to help his patients lose weight: He pulls out his prescription pad and writes down how much he wants the patient to lose and advice about how to lose

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 01:10 PM EDT

Teens Having Fewer Cosmetic Procedures

Teens Having Fewer Cosmetic Procedures

A new survey shows that cosmetic procedures in teens have declined by 8 percent. Dr. Steven Hopping of the Center ror Cosmetic Surgery examines the downward trend.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 08:00 PM EDT

Patrick Kennedy Opens Up About Bipolar Disorder, Addictions

Patrick Kennedy Opens Up About Bipolar Disorder, Addictions

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy spoke with News4's Doreen Gentzler about his addictions and bipolar disorder instead of shying away from topics some people think are taboo.

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 01:26 AM EDT

Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed in North Texas

Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed in North Texas

Several cases of Enterovirus-D68 have been confirmed in North Texas after test results came back positive from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to Dallas County Health and...

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 06:33 AM EDT

Hogan Calls for Wider Probe in Md. Health Exchange

Hogan Calls for Wider Probe in Md. Health Exchange

Republican candidate for governor Larry Hogan called for a wider investigation of Maryland's flawed health care exchange website on Thursday with a focus on political donations from companies and state contracts...

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 07:32 PM EDT

Vaccinating Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies, Experts Say

Vaccinating Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies, Experts Say

Vaccinating dogs around the world could essentially eliminate rabies in people, but world leaders remain unconcerned about the disease, despite the fact that it kills more than 60,000 people each year,...

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 03:44 PM EDT

1.8 Million Young Adults Have Chlamydia, Survey Finds

1.8 Million Young Adults Have Chlamydia, Survey Finds

A recent survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 2 million young adults have the sexually transmitted disease, chlamydia.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 02:03 PM EDT

Dr. Weil Share Holistic Secrets

Dr. Weil Share Holistic Secrets

News4 Your Health is working 4 you. This week, we're learning some of the secrets to living a healthy life from Doctor Andrew Weil.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 02:02 PM EDT

Dr. Weil Share Holistic Secrets on Achieving Life Balance

Dr. Weil Share Holistic Secrets on Achieving Life Balance

News4 Your Health is working 4 you. This week, we're learning some of the secrets to living a healthy life from Doctor Andrew Weil.

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The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

In her award-winning News 4 Your Health segments, Doreen has brought viewers into hospital operating rooms, profiled medical breakthroughs, and has shown the latest technology helping to save lives.

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