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Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 12:08 PM EDT

Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

Cancer Doc Gets 45 Years for Scamming Hundreds of Patients

A Michigan oncologist who admitted to giving hundreds of patients painful cancer treatments — many of whom didn't have the disease— sobbed as he was sentenced Friday to spend what will likely be the rest of his...

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 07:10 PM EDT

Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 120 Quarantined

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged from the same Liberian community where the virus resurged the other week, the acting head of the country's Ebola Case Management Team said Thursday.

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 06:19 PM EDT

New Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

New Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

A new treatment for atrial fibrillation that only takes one hour and requires no drugs can help prevent stroke. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 05:59 PM EDT

Eat This, Not That: Summer Edition

Eat This, Not That: Summer Edition

Michael Freidson from Eat This, Not That presents the heathiest options when it comes to backyard barbeque eating and drinking to News4's Pat Lawson Muse.

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 05:25 PM EDT

Some Anti-Depressants May Raise Birth Defects Risk: Study

Some Anti-Depressants May Raise Birth Defects Risk: Study

A large new study by U.S. and Canadian researchers suggests the use of some anti-depressant drugs early in pregnancy may be linked to an increased risk of birth defects in the child.

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 12:35 PM EDT

FDA Extends Deadline for Restaurant Calorie Labels Until 2016

FDA Extends Deadline for Restaurant Calorie Labels Until 2016

Diners will have to wait until the end of 2016 to find calorie labels on all chain restaurant menus. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that restaurants and other establishments will now have...

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 at 06:26 PM EDT

Colon Cancer Deaths Down, But Not in These Areas

Colon Cancer Deaths Down, But Not in These Areas

While colon cancer deaths are down in the U.S., three regions still grapple with persistent colon cancer in their populations, according to American Cancer Society researchers.

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 07:32 PM EDT

Va. Baby Recovering After Scary Bout With Botulism

Va. Baby Recovering After Scary Bout With Botulism

A baby boy from Woodstock, Virginia, is making progress at Inova Fairfax Hospital after being stricken with a rare case of botulism.

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...

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