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Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 04:25 PM EDT

Watch our 'Changing Minds' Special

Watch our 'Changing Minds' Special

We’re proud to present a "Changing Minds" special report with Doreen Gentzler. Tune in Saturday at 10 a.m. or see it Monday on COZI.

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 02:35 PM EDT

Whole Foods Pulls Yogurt Amid Sugar Probe

Whole Foods Pulls Yogurt Amid Sugar Probe

Organic supermarket giant Whole Foods has removed a version of its store-brand yogurt from shelves after lawsuits were filed in local courts over the dairy product's sugar content. A company spokesperson tells...

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 02:25 PM EDT

Pan-Seared Herb Crusted Salmon Recipe

Pan-Seared Herb Crusted Salmon Recipe

Chef Daniel Thomas, the regional executive chef for the American Diabetes Association, stopped by News4 Midday to share one of his recipes.

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:42 AM EDT

SoCal Man With ALS Shows Why Ice Bucket Challenge Matters in Viral Video

SoCal Man With ALS Shows Why Ice Bucket Challenge Matters in Viral Video

A Southern California man shares in a new YouTube video about a family history of ALS and how he was diagnosed with the debilitating disease earlier this year at age 26. The video, which has more than 4 million...

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 05:32 PM EDT

Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola

Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola

Health officials said Thursday a patient who was being tested for Ebola in Sacramento has tested negative for the virus. State and federal officials earlier in the week said they will not divulge which...

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 07:16 PM EDT

Cured of Ebola: What to Know About Americans' Recovery

Cured of Ebola: What to Know About Americans' Recovery

Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit. Dr. Kent Brantly was released from an Atlanta hospital...

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 06:23 PM EDT

What Cured Ebola Patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol?

What Cured Ebola Patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol?

The two U.S. Ebola patients left an Atlanta hospital on Thursday infection free, after becoming the first human beings to receive an experimental drug called Zmapp.

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 03:13 PM EDT

"Thrilled to Be Alive": U.S. Doctor Beats Ebola

"Thrilled to Be Alive": U.S. Doctor Beats Ebola

The American doctor who became infected with the Ebola virus while serving as a missionary in Africa said he is "thrilled to be alive" as he was released from a Georgia hospital

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 08:09 PM EDT

"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles

"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles

The number of people who traveled to Switzerland for a voluntary assisted death doubled between 2008 and 2012, researchers reported Tuesday.

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 03:20 PM EDT

Back-to-School Vaccinations

Back-to-School Vaccinations

Starting this school year, some students will be required to get new vaccinations. Doctors say the hope is that parents will do a better job staying on top of their children's immunizations.

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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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