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Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 05:26 PM EDT

What to Know About Botulism

What to Know About Botulism

A baby from Woodstock, Virginia recently contracted botulism -- but what exactly is this illness?

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 03:59 PM EDT

Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report

Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report

Health officials say the number of U.S. heroin users has grown by about 300,000 over a decade. Most of the increase was among whites, across income levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Monday, Jul 6, 2015 at 04:44 PM EDT

At 116, Brooklyn Woman Is World's Oldest Person

At 116, Brooklyn Woman Is World's Oldest Person

A Brooklyn centenarian celebrated her 116th birthday Monday by being certified as the world's oldest living person. Guinness World Records presented Susannah Mushatt Jones with a certificate naming her...

Monday, Jul 6, 2015 at 08:10 PM EDT

Children Likely Given Wrong Shots at Clinic: Audit

Children Likely Given Wrong Shots at Clinic: Audit

An audit found five South Jersey children were likely given the wrong immunizations during a Salem County-sponsored "Shots for Tots" clinic, health officials said. The most egregious error, officials said,...

Monday, Jul 6, 2015 at 04:42 PM EDT

Pet Food Company Recalls Products Over Listeria

Pet Food Company Recalls Products Over Listeria

Pet food maker Stella & Chewy's is recalling some of its products because a routine test found Listeria in a sample of its chicken freeze-dried dinner patties for dogs.

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 06:16 PM EDT

Thousands in U.S. Diagnosed With Tuberculosis Every Year

Thousands in U.S. Diagnosed With Tuberculosis Every Year

It may seem like an illness of the past, but 10,000 people are diagnosed with tuberculosis every year in the United States. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.

Friday, Jul 3, 2015 at 01:54 AM EDT

Woman's Measles Death the 1st in U.S. Since 2003

Woman's Measles Death the 1st in U.S. Since 2003

A Washington woman died from measles in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in the state since 1990, health officials said Thursday. The woman, who was not identified...

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 07:58 PM EDT

What You Need to Know About Vaccines

What You Need to Know About Vaccines

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, has some useful informataion about vaccines.

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 07:45 PM EDT

World Cup Collision Sparks Concussion Concerns

World Cup Collision Sparks Concussion Concerns

Like many contact sports only recently coming to terms with the long-term risks of concussions, soccer has struggled to handle head injuries.

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 06:43 PM EDT

Finding Jobs for People With Mental Illness

Finding Jobs for People With Mental Illness

For those diagnosed with mental illness, a job can be more than just a steady paycheck. It's a way to get better because work provides consistency, confidence and a sense of purpose.

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