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Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 03:21 PM EDT

Helping Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety

Helping Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety

That morning trudge to the bus stop has already begun for some students in the D.C. area. It may be time to check in with how they're feeling about the start of the school year.

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 04:04 PM EDT

Almond, Peanut Butter Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Recalled

Almond, Peanut Butter Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Recalled

Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being voluntarily recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. There have been reports of four illnesses that may...

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 02:38 PM EDT

Finding Beauty in Mental Illness

Finding Beauty in Mental Illness

Meet some of the artists behind a gigantic online exhibit called the Broken Light Collective, and see their work by clicking here. They're changing minds and erasing the stigma around mental health.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 01:52 PM EDT

Acne Myths: What to Know About Clear Skin

Acne Myths: What to Know About Clear Skin

Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Burgess dispels some of the myths surrounding acne and skin health.

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 02:38 PM EDT

Are Your Teeth Healthy? What to Look For

Are Your Teeth Healthy? What to Look For

Dr. Claudia Cotca tells Barbara Harrison some of the signs of good and bad oral health.

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 02:38 PM EDT

Changing Minds: Depression and Parkinson's Disease

Changing Minds: Depression and Parkinson's Disease

Doctors say depression is more common in newly-diagnosed Parkinson's patients. Dr. Fernando Pagan from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital explains what the study means.

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 03:32 AM EDT

Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia

Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia

Residents of a large slum looted an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia's capital on Saturday, raising fears that stolen items, which are likely infected with the virus, will spread Ebola throughout the city,...

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 at 12:54 PM EDT

Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital

Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital

Liberian authorities opened a second Ebola treatment center in the country's capital after the first became overwhelmed by patients, Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said.

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 02:38 PM EDT

Helping Victims of Child Abuse

Helping Victims of Child Abuse

News4's Eun Yang reports on one organization that's using a unique method of therapy to help heal abused children.

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 12:48 PM EDT

Laser Technology May Help Achieve Cosmetic Goals

Laser Technology May Help Achieve Cosmetic Goals

Most of you have probably never visited a cosmetic surgeon, but looking and feeling better are universal goals. Laser technology can help you achieve that goal. Dr. Steven Hopping explains.

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Health Expo


We're already planning for the 2015 NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo, to be held Jan. 10 and 11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center! Click here for dates and some of the great new exhibits.