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Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 09:01 PM EDT

Ebola Highlights Stingier Federal Preparedness Funding

Ebola Highlights Stingier Federal Preparedness Funding

A News4 I-Team review finds the government has extra ground to make up in the fight against Ebola. As Scott MacFarlane reports, the government has, in recent years, become stingier with the money it gives to...

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 08:40 PM EDT

Local Hospitals Run Ebola Drills

Local Hospitals Run Ebola Drills

Doctors at several DC-area hospitals are now participating in Ebola drills in an effort to prepare for a possible outbreak. Kristin Wright reports.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 02:11 PM EDT

D.C. Fire & EMS Memo Covers Protocol on Responding to Possible Ebola Cases

D.C. Fire & EMS Memo Covers Protocol on Responding to Possible Ebola Cases

The memo instructs 911 dispatchers to ask callers with flu-like symptoms if they have traveled to West Africa in the previous 21 days. If so, dispatchers must then warn responding Fire & EMS crews about...

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 12:45 PM EDT

Treating Ebola

Treating Ebola

Ebola patients are being treated in different ways. News4's Doreen Gentzler explains the differences.

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 09:40 PM EDT

New Details on Ebola Screenings at Dulles, Other U.S. Airports

New Details on Ebola Screenings at Dulles, Other U.S. Airports

U.S. Customs & Border Patrol released new information on the stepped-up Ebola screenings passengers arriving from west Africa will face at five American airports, including Dulles International. News4's Kristin...

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 09:31 AM EDT

Is Artificial Turf Safe? Ex-Soccer Players Have Doubts

Is Artificial Turf Safe? Ex-Soccer Players Have Doubts

From high schools to multi-million-dollar sports complexes, artificial turf soccer fields are everywhere in the United States. But the health effects of "crumb rubber," a main ingredient in the turf, have not...

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 04:30 PM EDT

Dallas Co. Deputy With Possible Ebola Contact Treated

Dallas Co. Deputy With Possible Ebola Contact Treated

A Dallas County sheriff's deputy who had been in the apartment of Thomas Eric Duncan — the man who died from Ebola — was taken to a hospital after feeling ill Wednesday afternoon. NBC 5 confirmed that Sr....

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 03:44 PM EDT

Doctor Exposed to Ebola Released From Isolation in Md.

Doctor Exposed to Ebola Released From Isolation in Md.

The doctor had been kept in isolation at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda since Sept. 28 out of an abundance of caution.

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 04:10 PM EDT

October Is National Bullying Prevention Month

October Is National Bullying Prevention Month

Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses how common a problem bullying is, and what can be done to stop it.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 09:30 PM EDT

Skype Therapy: Communicating With Patients Across the World

Skype Therapy: Communicating With Patients Across the World

News4's Doreen Gentler has the latest on how therapists are using Skype to communicate with patients across the world.

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