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Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 02:20 PM EDT

Conjoined Twins Surgically Separated in Texas

Conjoined Twins Surgically Separated in Texas

Surgery at a South Texas hospital has separated two 10-month-old sisters born conjoined below the waist. Driscoll Children's Hospital spokesman Jeff Salzgeber says the hourslong operation began Tuesday...

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 01:14 PM EDT

Zika Virus: Who's at Risk?

Zika Virus: Who's at Risk?

U.S. heath officials say that the mosquito that carries the Zika virus is now found in more than 30 states. NBC's Tom Costello has more abou who in the U.S. is most at risk for contracting the virus.

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 07:17 PM EDT

New Approach to Finess and Pregnancy

New Approach to Finess and Pregnancy

Mommy Fitness takes a new approach to pregnancy and fitness. Pat Lawson Muse reports.

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 09:26 PM EDT

Teens With Sleep Issues Take Dangerous Risks: CDC

Teens With Sleep Issues Take Dangerous Risks: CDC

High school students who get too little sleep — or too much — are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks. That's the finding of a government survey of more than 50,000 high school...

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 01:32 PM EDT

Students Respond to Suicides With Message of Hope

Students Respond to Suicides With Message of Hope

Students at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville, Virginia, walked out of classes Wednesday to express support for classmates struggling with depression. News4's David Culver spoke with the mother of Ryan...

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 at 07:20 PM EDT

U.Va. Study: African-Americans May Be Under-treated for Pain

U.Va. Study: African-Americans May Be Under-treated for Pain

A new University of Virginia study sheds light on why some African-Americans may be under-treated for pain. WHUR's Troy Johnson discusses.

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 at 05:58 PM EDT

Diabetes Rises Fourfold Over Last 25 Years: WHO

Diabetes Rises Fourfold Over Last 25 Years: WHO

The World Health Organization says excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly fourfold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million...

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 at 12:37 PM EDT

When Tantrums Become Red Flags

When Tantrums Become Red Flags

Most parents have endured their child's tantrum, but how do you know whether that tantrum is a red flag for a more serious issue. Dr. Joshua Weiner has more on how to handle tantrums and when to ask for help.

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 at 09:29 AM EDT

Allergan, Pfizer Call Off Proposed $160B Merger

Allergan, Pfizer Call Off Proposed $160B Merger

The biggest U.S.-based drugmaker, Pfizer Inc., will stay put thanks to aggressive new Treasury Department rules that succeeded in blocking Pfizer from acquiring rival Allergan and moving to Ireland — at least on...

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 at 07:20 AM EDT

Facebook Feature to Describe Photos for the Blind

Facebook Feature to Describe Photos for the Blind

Facebook is training its computers to become seeing-eye guides for blind and visually impaired people as they scroll through the pictures posted on the world's largest online social network.