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Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 05:37 AM EST

HIV Infections Fell 18 Percent in 6 Years

HIV Infections Fell 18 Percent in 6 Years

New calculations to better track HIV infections confirm that the U.S. is seeing a strong and steady decline.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:05 PM EST

Aortic Dissection Almost Cost Md. Yoga Teacher Her Life

Aortic Dissection Almost Cost Md. Yoga Teacher Her Life

A Maryland woman had no idea of a heart condition she had until it almost took her life.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:56 AM EST

Sore Back? Try Heat and Exercise First, Guidelines Say

Sore Back? Try Heat and Exercise First, Guidelines Say

Prescription drugs should only be a last resort as a treatment for lower back pain, a leading doctors' group said Monday. NBC News reported on the new guidance from the American College of Physicians, which...

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 08:50 AM EST

Aetna, Humana Call Off $34 Billion Deal

Aetna, Humana Call Off $34 Billion Deal

Aetna and Humana called off a $34 billion proposal to combine the two major health insurers after a federal judge, citing antitrust concerns, shot down the deal. The announcement Tuesday comes several days after...

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 08:05 PM EST

Kennedy Center and NIH Team Up to Promote Health

Kennedy Center and NIH Team Up to Promote Health

The Kennedy Center and the National Institutes of Health are teaming up to raise awareness and encourage research of the impact music can have on health.

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 07:17 PM EST

Getting Rid of GERD

Getting Rid of GERD

When symptoms that seem like heartburn persist, it could be a disease with more serious consequences.

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 04:04 PM EST

Firstborns Get Intellectual Advantage Over Siblings: Study

Firstborns Get Intellectual Advantage Over Siblings: Study

Firstborn children are set up for more academic and intellectual success, according to a new study that delved into nearly 40 years of data. Today.com reported that firstborn babies and toddlers started scoring...

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 02:45 PM EST

Shoveling Snow Can Be Deadly for Men: Study

Shoveling Snow Can Be Deadly for Men: Study

Men are more likely to have a heart attack after a snowfall, probably from shoveling snow, according to Canadian researchers. NBC News reported that researchers found a slight increase in heart attacks and...

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 at 06:29 AM EST

Woman Gives Heartfelt 'Thank You' to Dispatcher Who Helped Save Her Husband

Woman Gives Heartfelt 'Thank You' to Dispatcher Who Helped Save Her Husband

A California woman shed tears of gratitude Saturday upon meeting in person the 911 dispatcher who'd helped save her husband's life. On Jan. 21, Carolyn Evans called 911. Her husband, 65-year-old Jeff Evans, had...

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 10:35 AM EST

Nap Studio Helps Busy Washingtonians Get Reboot

Nap Studio Helps Busy Washingtonians Get Reboot

How much would you pay to get a few more minutes of shut eye? A new nap studio, located at 1445 New York Ave. NW, gives people the chance to pop in for a quick nap, but it comes at a price. News4’s Aimee Cho has more on the benefits of power napping – and how much cash it’ll set you back.