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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 05:03 PM EDT

Changing the Way Addiction Is Treated

Changing the Way Addiction Is Treated

A Massachusetts police chief is changing the way the city of Gloucester deals with drug addicts. Chief Leonard Campanello says people can go into his station and get help right away from a local clinic.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 08:23 AM EDT

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

In 2014, more than half a million Americans each took $50,000 or more worth of prescription drugs and for the super-high spenders — those prescribed $100,000 or more worth of medications — nearly tripled...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 02:14 PM EDT

Staci's Choice: A Pioneer in Preventing Cancer

Staci's Choice: A Pioneer in Preventing Cancer

Eighteen years ago, Staci Mishkin was one of the first women in the U.S. to take a genetic test for the BRCA gene mutation that is linked to breast cancer.

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 02:30 PM EDT

Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

The feds gave insurance companies a stern reminder on their duties on women's health Monday: They must pay for birth control, mammograms and well-woman visits without charging co-pays, and without fighting...

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 08:27 PM EDT

NY Governor Creates NYC Nail Salon Task Force After Report Exposes Dangers

NY Governor Creates NYC Nail Salon Task Force After Report Exposes Dangers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is creating a task force to conduct investigations into nail salons around New York City, following a report of widespread exploitation of workers. The New York Times reported Monday that Cuomo...

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 08:53 AM EDT

FDA Unaware of Listeria in Blue Bell Before Outbreak

FDA Unaware of Listeria in Blue Bell Before Outbreak

Federal health officials said Friday that they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell Creameries facility before an outbreak linked to the ice cream turned deadly.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:13 PM EDT

Laughing Gas During Labor

Laughing Gas During Labor

A D.C. hospital is offering women who are giving birth laughing gas as an alternative to the epidural. Doreen Gentzler reports it not only helps alleviate pain but allows the women to crack jokes and act silly.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 07:30 AM EDT

"Pollen Tsunami" Causing Misery in the Northeast

"Pollen Tsunami" Causing Misery in the Northeast

Move over, pollen vortex, the pollen tsunami is here. A ferocious winter, delayed spring and even the beginnings of climate change have created a "pollen tsunami" that is slamming allergy sufferers in the...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 09:19 PM EDT

Mindfulness on Capitol Hill

Mindfulness on Capitol Hill

In the world of politics, things often get frustrating and combative on Capitol Hill, but some Republicans and Democrats are coming together to cut the tension through meditation.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 12:10 AM EDT

Kane on OCD: 'I Thought Everyone Operated this Way'

Kane on OCD: 'I Thought Everyone Operated this Way'

Hot 99.5 personality Kane reveals how he is learning to live with obsessive-compulsive disorder. He opens up to help anyone else who might be struggling. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports. For more information on...

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