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Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 01:06 PM EDT

Maryland's 1st Medical Marijuana Clinic Is Open

Maryland's 1st Medical Marijuana Clinic Is Open

The first specialty clinic for medical marijuana opened in Annapolis in June and has seen more than 100 prospective patients -- even though the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program isn't expected to be operational...

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 08:16 PM EDT

Next Financial Crisis Could Be Around the Corner for VA

Next Financial Crisis Could Be Around the Corner for VA

Despite a $3 billion bailout to save some VA hospitals, a surge in patients and appointments could lead to more financial trouble. Scott MacFarlane reports.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 02:05 PM EDT

Health Law's Nonprofit Insurance Co-Ops Awash in Red Ink

Health Law's Nonprofit Insurance Co-Ops Awash in Red Ink

Fed up with the insurance industry, Democrats used the health care overhaul to create nonprofit co-ops that would compete with the corporations. Now a government audit finds co-ops are awash in red ink.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 01:41 PM EDT

2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC

2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC

Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the Bronx over the last two weeks in what the Health Department...

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM EDT

UMW to Partner With GW to Help Students Get Med Degrees

UMW to Partner With GW to Help Students Get Med Degrees

The University of Mary Washington is partnering with the George Washington University's medical school to help students pursue medical degrees.

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 01:11 PM EDT

'Bald Is Beautiful': Hogan Shares Photo After Chemo

'Bald Is Beautiful': Hogan Shares Photo After Chemo

"I may be losing hair follicles, but I'm winning the battle as we kill cancer cells like crazy," the governor wrote.

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 02:49 PM EDT

The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

For centuries, humans have taken animal companions into their homes. But the utility of the animals goes beyond simple companionship. The evidence is increasingly clear that having a pet can lead to a longer...

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 11:26 AM EDT

Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

The cause of several years of intestinal illnesses among Americans appears to have been found, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA announced on Monday that it has identified the cause...

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 11:55 AM EDT

News 4 Your Health: New Moms and Hammocks

News 4 Your Health: New Moms and Hammocks

Doctors may not be telling new moms everything they need to know about their babies, and hammocks can be dangerous for children. News4's Barbara Harrison and Aaron Gilchrist report.

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 07:41 PM EDT

Curing Cancer: A News4 Special Report

Curing Cancer: A News4 Special Report

More information about the treatments and issues that we covered in our News4 special report, "Curing Cancer," hosted by Doreen Gentzler.

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