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Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 07:17 PM EDT

What to Know About Pneumonia

What to Know About Pneumonia

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s diagnosis of pneumonia has raised a number of questions about the disease itself. News4's Doreen Gentzler got some answers from Dr. Matthew Schreiber, a...

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 01:55 PM EDT

Study Details Sugar Industry Attempt to Shape Science

Study Details Sugar Industry Attempt to Shape Science

The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar's role in heart disease — in part by pointing the finger at fat — as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents....

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 04:31 PM EDT

Vaccination Critic Faces Possible Medical Board Discipline

Vaccination Critic Faces Possible Medical Board Discipline

An Orange County pediatrician and outspoken critic of mandatory vaccinations faces possible discipline by California's medical board.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 03:04 PM EDT

Addiction in America

Addiction in America

Opioid and heroin addiction is out of control, destroying lives from every segment of our community, and it's killing people in numbers that just keep growing.

Friday, Sep 9, 2016 at 06:42 PM EDT

5-Second Rule Is Too Generous for Fallen Food: Study

5-Second Rule Is Too Generous for Fallen Food: Study

It might be time to reconsider the five-second rule when thinking about eating food that has fallen on the floor. Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey say in a new study that bacteria can contaminate...

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 at 09:06 PM EDT

Woman Gets Another Kidney 40 Years After First Transplant

Woman Gets Another Kidney 40 Years After First Transplant

Forty years after being the recipient of Georgetown Hospital's first live kidney transplant, Brenda Hudson recently got another.

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 at 08:00 AM EDT

Chemicals Used to Fight Zika Worry Some Florida Residents

Chemicals Used to Fight Zika Worry Some Florida Residents

On the front lines in the fight against the Zika virus, crews in infected areas are double-dosing chemicals to kill larva and adult mosquitoes. People are being urged to use bug sprays with the ingredient...

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 at 02:34 PM EDT

'Super Lice' on the Rise in Most States

'Super Lice' on the Rise in Most States

September is National Lice Awareness Month, but most people aren't aware of those cringe-worthy critters until they're dealing with a full-on infestation. That was the issue Stacey Cole faced when her children...

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 07:18 PM EDT

Dr. Jackie: Allergies, EpiPens and Price Tag

Dr. Jackie: Allergies, EpiPens and Price Tag

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, talks about the importance of EpiPens for people who suffer from food, drug and insect allergies.

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 05:40 PM EDT

How to Spot the Risk Factors of Suicide

How to Spot the Risk Factors of Suicide

Every 40 seconds, someone in the world takes their own life. Dr. Joshua Weiner shares how you can spot the warning signs and help keep others safe.