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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 08:51 PM EDT

Woman Joins Walk to End HIV for Her Grandfather

Woman Joins Walk to End HIV for Her Grandfather

This weekend NBC4 and the community will support for the 28th Annual Walk to End HIV. Aimie Krautwurst is walking for her grandfather. News4's Zachary Kiesch has her story.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 05:32 PM EDT

Most Hospitals Can't Handle Ebola: Health Official

Most Hospitals Can't Handle Ebola: Health Official

Texas' top health official said Thursday that most hospitals can't handle Ebola patients and that they should instead be treated at specialized care centers — a break with past federal assertions that nearly any...

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 03:39 PM EDT

Doctor to Give Free Breast Consultations in Light of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Doctor to Give Free Breast Consultations in Light of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer. However, early detection is a big part of saving lives. Dr. Rondi Walker informs women on what they need to know about breast cancer.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 11:39 AM EDT

Packaging Error Prompts Recall of Naproxen Pills

Packaging Error Prompts Recall of Naproxen Pills

A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets sold at Dollar Tree stores because some cartons contain a different medication that could cause allergic reactions.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 02:36 PM EDT

What You Must Know About Egg Freezing

What You Must Know About Egg Freezing

Dr. Joseph Doyle reveals everything you need to know about freezing your eggs.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 02:18 AM EDT

New CDC Protocols for Workers Treating Ebola

New CDC Protocols for Workers Treating Ebola

At a forum hosted by WTOP, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the CDC said the guidelines are being finalized.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 02:15 AM EDT

Best Ways to Keep Kids' Teeth Healthy

Best Ways to Keep Kids' Teeth Healthy

Three out of four parents say their kids sometimes or frequently forget to brush their teeth, according to a new survey from the Ad Council. Dr. Claudia Cotca offers tips keeping your kids' teeth healthy,...

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 02:06 AM EDT

Clinics Say They Are Not Equipped to Check for Ebola

Clinics Say They Are Not Equipped to Check for Ebola

The arrival of the deadly Ebola virus has put the spotlight on weak spots in American hospitals, but those facilities are not the only ones on the front lines against Ebola.

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 at 09:08 AM EDT

Ebola Fear Factor: Why U.S. Needs a Viral Reality Check

Ebola Fear Factor: Why U.S. Needs a Viral Reality Check

A national frenzy over the Ebola virus has led to school closings, congressional hearings and the quarantining of those who may have been exposed; but experts say politicians and the media are stoking fear of a...

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 09:06 PM EDT

Va. Gov. Organizes New Group to Respond to Ebola

Va. Gov. Organizes New Group to Respond to Ebola

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the creation Friday of a unified command group comprised of multiple state agencies as part of an effort to safeguard against any spread of the Ebola virus in Virginia.

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