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Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 10:52 AM EDT

What You Need to Know About Enterovirus

What You Need to Know About Enterovirus

An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in a dozen states ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are particularly

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 05:24 PM EDT

Thousands of Md. Students Still Need Shots

Thousands of Md. Students Still Need Shots

Thousands of seventh-grade students in Montgomery County, Maryland, could be kept out of school beginning next week if they don’t show proof they’ve met new immunization requirements.

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 09:00 PM EDT

Woman Sickened by Hidden Toxin in Her Home

Woman Sickened by Hidden Toxin in Her Home

A D.C. woman says a hidden danger in her home made her very sick and ruined her life. Doreen Gentzler has the story.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 11:37 AM EDT

4th Ebola Patient Arrives in U.S. for Treatment

4th Ebola Patient Arrives in U.S. for Treatment

A fourth patient infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa has arrived in the U.S. for treatment. He walked into the same Atlanta hospital Tuesday where two other Americans have already been...

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 05:36 PM EDT

Ride to Conquer Cancer

Ride to Conquer Cancer

News4's Angie Goff reports on a local woman's ride to remember the love of her life.

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 04:44 PM EDT

Enteroviruses: What You Need to Know

Enteroviruses: What You Need to Know

An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in 22 states ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are particularly affected. Here are key things to

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 01:41 PM EDT

Making Yoga Your Hobby This Fall

Making Yoga Your Hobby This Fall

When you think of hobbies, you may think of activities like scrapbooking or photography. But you can easily expand this list to include hobbies that require physical

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 08:30 AM EDT

FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug That Fights Melanoma

FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug That Fights Melanoma

The FDA approved a new drug Thursday that could change the way melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is treated. The drug, Keytruda, was considered a breakthrough and approved after it was tested on more...

Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 at 03:36 PM EDT

Silent Killer: How to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Among Athletes

Silent Killer: How to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Among Athletes

As schools open across the country, an estimated 2,000 Americans under the age of 25 can be expected to die of sudden cardiac arrest in the coming year, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 05:08 PM EDT

Doctors Turn Stem Cells Into Living Cartilage

Doctors Turn Stem Cells Into Living Cartilage

For the first time, doctors are able to turn stem cells from body fat into living cartilage -- which means they're able to grow ears and noses in a lab. Dr. Steven Hopping discusses what this breakthrough could...

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The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

In her award-winning News 4 Your Health segments, Doreen has brought viewers into hospital operating rooms, profiled medical breakthroughs, and has shown the latest technology helping to save lives.

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