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Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 07:23 AM EDT

Using Botox to Treat Depression

Using Botox to Treat Depression

Could Botox be used to treat depression? One local doctor is exploring if the treatment can be used to relax angry or sad faces, leading the brain to think the patient is

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 07:21 AM EDT

Duke Scientists Create Self-Healing Muscles in Lab

Duke Scientists Create Self-Healing Muscles in Lab

Biomedical engineers have developed lab-grown skeletal muscles able to flex as just like biologically grown ones and even heal themselves if they are damaged.

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 07:31 AM EDT

Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know

Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know

Monday was the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan on the federal and state Obamacare exchanges. If you procrastinated, or if you're just wondering what happens next, here's what you need to know...

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 08:49 AM EDT

Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: Study

Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: Study

A new study published Saturday suggests that women who drink a lot of diet soda may be at a greater risk of heart disease and even death, NBC News reported.

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 09:49 AM EDT

Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

Joan Milne was born deaf and was overcome with emotion when she heard a nurse reciting the days of the week for the first time.

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 08:16 PM EDT

Fines Loom With Healthcare Enrollment Deadline Approaching

Fines Loom With Healthcare Enrollment Deadline Approaching

Time is running out to get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Monday is the deadline to sign-up or apply for an extension. As News4's Derrick Ward tells us, if you don't you could face a pretty hefty...

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 11:12 AM EDT

Many Preteens Have High Cholesterol: Study

Many Preteens Have High Cholesterol: Study

A news study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams, The Associated Press

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 03:51 PM EDT

Marriage Healthy for the Heart?

Marriage Healthy for the Heart?

A study of more than 3.5 million Americans found that married people were less likely than single, divorced or widowed people to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 02:53 PM EDT

How to Avoid Chronic Gum Disease

How to Avoid Chronic Gum Disease

Dr. Steven Hopping from the Center for Cosmetic Surgery talks about a Health News report that says 30 percent of Americans suffer from chronic gum disease.

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 07:46 AM EDT

Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men

Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men

Frightening and threatening sexual harassment in the military may cause its male victims more distress than its female victims, a new study by the American Psychological Association has

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