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Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 05:45 PM EST

8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

Nearly eight percent of Americans have depression, but only about a third of those are receiving treatment for it, according to a major federal survey, Today.com reported.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 01:08 PM EST

Changing Minds: Is it Shyness or Something More?

Changing Minds: Is it Shyness or Something More?

Dr. Joshua Weiner stops by to talk more about Social Anxiety Disorder, a person's excessive fear of social situations.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 07:41 AM EST

Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar. Will Papa, chief research and development officer at The Hershey Co., told The Associated Press the company uses a...

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 09:02 PM EST

Justices Weigh UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Justices Weigh UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Case

The Supreme Court is taking up a pregnancy discrimination case with the potential to affect many American women who continue to work throughout their pregnancies.

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 at 02:52 PM EST

4 D.C.-Area Hospitals Designated for Ebola Care

4 D.C.-Area Hospitals Designated for Ebola Care

Health officials have designated four D.C.-area hospitals as Ebola treatment centers.

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 at 12:43 PM EST

What You Need To Know: Holiday Season Allergies

What You Need To Know: Holiday Season Allergies

Dr. Cheryl Burgess reveals allergic reactions caused by pine trees, pointsettias and certain fragrances that can irritate the skin.

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 at 03:16 PM EST

Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug overdose deaths more than doubled over the past decade, U.S. health officials announced in a report released Tuesday. Heroin-related deaths, in particular, more than tripled. Deaths from drug poisoning...

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 at 11:27 AM EST

Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done despite opposition from advocates who decry the...

Monday, Dec 1, 2014 at 08:54 AM EST

Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome, despite guidelines recommending against the practice.

Thursday, Nov 27, 2014 at 11:54 PM EST

Md. Woman With Alzheimer's Fights to Remember

Md. Woman With Alzheimer's Fights to Remember

Imagine how you'd prepare for Thanksgiving if there was a good chance it'd be the last one you remember. News4’s Pat Lawson Muse shows how a woman with Alzheimer’s is fighting to remember.

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