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Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 11:20 AM EDT

Hospital Transferring Babies Out of NICU; Bacteria Found

Hospital Transferring Babies Out of NICU; Bacteria Found

Prince George's Hospital Center is clearing babies from its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after three babies tested positive for a bacteria that can cause a potentially deadly infection.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 at 06:48 PM EDT

Houston-Area Infant Death Linked to Zika

Houston-Area Infant Death Linked to Zika

Texas health officials confirmed Tuesday that an infant who passed away shortly after birth in Harris County had microcephaly linked to the Zika virus. The mother was infected with Zika while traveling in Latin...

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 08:14 PM EDT

Montgomery County's Fight Against Opioid Addiction

Montgomery County's Fight Against Opioid Addiction

Throughout the month of August, News4 is taking a closer look at a problem that is destroying a lot of lives -- addiction to opioids and heroin. NBC4's Doreen Gentzler reports on how the problem is growing...

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 11:38 AM EDT

'Success Kid' Meme Helps Raise $100K for Dad's New Kidney

'Success Kid' Meme Helps Raise $100K for Dad's New Kidney

A photo of 9-year-old Sammy Griner may very well have saved his father's life. When Sammy was a baby, his mom snapped a photo of him looking adorably determined, spawning the wildly popular "Success Kid"

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 11:57 AM EDT

Zika Eradication Fight Making Gains in Miami: Officials

Zika Eradication Fight Making Gains in Miami: Officials

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and top officials with the Centers for Disease Control made a stop in South Florida Thursday to visit the epicenter of Miami-Dade's fight against the Zika virus, which they said is going...

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 05:00 PM EDT

Mom Donates 131 Gallons of Breast Milk After Baby Dies

Mom Donates 131 Gallons of Breast Milk After Baby Dies

An Omaha mother donates a record amount of breast milk to other mothers in need to honor her late son.

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 02:51 PM EDT

Zika Vaccines Work in Monkeys, Boosting Hopes for People

Zika Vaccines Work in Monkeys, Boosting Hopes for People

Three experimental Zika vaccines protected monkeys against infection from the virus, an encouraging sign as research moves into studies in people. The success in monkeys, which involved a traditional vaccine...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 08:44 PM EDT

Scammers, Bug Spray Companies Capitalizing on Zika Fears

Scammers, Bug Spray Companies Capitalizing on Zika Fears

Marketers know this is the time to pounce: The summer Olympics are about to start in Brazil, where the recent Zika epidemic started, and 14 mosquito-borne cases of Zika were identified recently in the Miami...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 02:32 PM EDT

Prince George's Offering Free Immunizations

Prince George's Offering Free Immunizations

Prince George’s County Public Schools are pairing with the Maryland Partnership for Prevention and Kaiser Permanente to provide free immunizations in August.

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 03:26 PM EDT

33 US Service Members Contracted Zika Overseas: Pentagon

33 US Service Members Contracted Zika Overseas: Pentagon

The Pentagon says 33 U.S. service members, including one who is pregnant, have contracted the Zika virus overseas, NBC News reported. Officials would not say where the service members were posted, but...