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Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 12:16 PM EDT

Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois-based Aspen Foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of raw, frozen chicken products over concerns they might be contaminated with salmonella.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 07:29 PM EDT

Paralympics Hopeful Credits Table Tennis for Helping With Parkinson's

Paralympics Hopeful Credits Table Tennis for Helping With Parkinson's

Navin Kumar overcame the challenge of a partially mechanical heart to become one of the top table tennis players in the world. The Paralympics hopeful faces another challenge. Melissa Mollet reports.

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 08:33 PM EDT

Do You Need To Fast Before Surgery? New Guidance Says No

Do You Need To Fast Before Surgery? New Guidance Says No

Some doctors now say you should load up on carbohydrates before surgery, not fast. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 06:44 PM EDT

Dr. Jackie: Summer Bee Safety

Dr. Jackie: Summer Bee Safety

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, explains how to avoid bees and treat a sting.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 at 08:45 PM EDT

Physical Therapists Using Cameras to Assess, Prevent Injuries

Physical Therapists Using Cameras to Assess, Prevent Injuries

New technology allows physical therapists to record minute movements of healing athletes in order to help them heal properly and even prevent future injuries. News4's Doreen Gentzler has the story.

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 08:39 PM EDT

Stronger Warning Labels for Common Drugs

Stronger Warning Labels for Common Drugs

The FDA has strengthened warning labels for common drugs. Dr. Allen Taylor, chief of cardiology at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, explains.

Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 11:02 AM EDT

Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Fitness Tracker Fad Runs Out of Steam

Although sales of fitness trackers are strong, many of their owners lose enthusiasm for them once the novelty of knowing how many steps they've taken wears off. One research firm, Endeavour Partners, estimates...

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 01:51 PM EDT

Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

Boy Who Got Brain Infection After Swimming Dies

A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake died Thursday, his family said in a statement as health officials worked to determine whether it was caused by a...

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 12:08 PM EDT

Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

A Michigan oncologist who admitted to giving hundreds of patients painful cancer treatments — many of whom didn't have the disease— sobbed as he was sentenced Friday to spend what will likely be the rest of his...

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 07:10 PM EDT

Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged from the same Liberian community where the virus resurged the other week, the acting head of the country's Ebola Case Management Team said Thursday.

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