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Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 02:45 PM EST

Shoveling Snow Can Be Deadly for Men: Study

Shoveling Snow Can Be Deadly for Men: Study

Men are more likely to have a heart attack after a snowfall, probably from shoveling snow, according to Canadian researchers. NBC News reported that researchers found a slight increase in heart attacks and...

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 at 06:29 AM EST

Woman Gives Heartfelt 'Thank You' to Dispatcher Who Helped Save Her Husband

Woman Gives Heartfelt 'Thank You' to Dispatcher Who Helped Save Her Husband

A California woman shed tears of gratitude Saturday upon meeting in person the 911 dispatcher who'd helped save her husband's life. On Jan. 21, Carolyn Evans called 911. Her husband, 65-year-old Jeff Evans, had...

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 10:35 AM EST

Nap Studio Helps Busy Washingtonians Get Reboot

Nap Studio Helps Busy Washingtonians Get Reboot

How much would you pay to get a few more minutes of shut eye? A new nap studio, located at 1445 New York Ave. NW, gives people the chance to pop in for a quick nap, but it comes at a price. News4’s Aimee Cho has more on the benefits of power napping – and how much cash it’ll set you back.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 12:38 PM EST

Flu Kills Healthy Teen Athlete in Baltimore

Flu Kills Healthy Teen Athlete in Baltimore

Kayla Linton was a healthy, all-around athlete, but being fit did not protect her from the flu, NBC News reported. Linton, who died last week in Baltimore, is among the dozens of often perfectly healthy...

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 04:17 AM EST

US Judge Blocks Anthem-Cigna Health Insurance Merger

US Judge Blocks Anthem-Cigna Health Insurance Merger

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Anthem Inc.'s bid to buy rival health insurer Cigna Corp., saying the merger would likely lead to higher costs, less competition and diminished innovation. U.S. District...

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 07:59 PM EST

Laurel Hospital Closes Psychiatric Ward Temporarily

Laurel Hospital Closes Psychiatric Ward Temporarily

Lauren Regional Hospital closed its psychiatric ward abruptly, causing some confusion for patients and staff. Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 10:05 AM EST

Clinic Falsely Told Dozens They Had Alzheimer's, Suits Say

Clinic Falsely Told Dozens They Had Alzheimer's, Suits Say

Dozens of patients from a now-closed memory loss clinic in Ohio say its director told them they had Alzheimer’s disease when they really didn’t. Records show the former director of the center in Toledo didn’t...

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 06:57 AM EST

4 Apps to Help You Meditate

4 Apps to Help You Meditate

Stressed out? Meditation is not just for yogis anymore. Get your morning started right with 4 apps that will help you find your focus.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 08:13 PM EST

Barely Visible Device Can Save Your Eyesight

Barely Visible Device Can Save Your Eyesight

A device barely visible to the naked eye helps many patients in the D.C. area keep their vision intact.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 07:25 AM EST

Kids Are Trying Potentially Harmful E-Cigarette Hack

Kids Are Trying Potentially Harmful E-Cigarette Hack

As many as a quarter of U.S. kids who are using e-cigarettes may be taking them apart and "dripping" — a method that gives them more vapor but a potentially higher hit of nicotine, researchers reported...