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Friday, Mar 13, 2015 at 12:35 PM EDT

Buttocks Augmentation on the Rise

Buttocks Augmentation on the Rise

A new report shows Americans spent more than $12 billion on cosmetic surgery last year -- and the biggest growth was for buttock augmentation and non-surgical fat reduction. Dr.

Friday, Mar 13, 2015 at 10:40 AM EDT

"We're Related": 8-Way Kidney Swap Donors, Recipients Meet

"We're Related": 8-Way Kidney Swap Donors, Recipients Meet

Donors and recipients involved in a groundbreaking eight-way kidney swap in Connecticut came face to face for the first time Thursday, greeting each other with hugs, tears and laughter.

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 07:57 PM EDT

Dr. Nancy Snyderman Is Leaving NBC

Dr. Nancy Snyderman Is Leaving NBC

Dr. Nancy Snyderman is leaving her job as chief medical editor for NBC News to teach at a medical school, she announced Thursday. "I stepped out of the OR a few years ago, and it is now time for me to return to...

Friday, Mar 13, 2015 at 01:18 PM EDT

Healthcare Worker With Ebola Arrives at NIH

Healthcare Worker With Ebola Arrives at NIH

An American healthcare worker infected with Ebola in West Africa arrived at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland Friday morning.

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 04:42 PM EDT

Raising Legal Age for Tobacco Would Stop, Delay Use: Report

Raising Legal Age for Tobacco Would Stop, Delay Use: Report

Raising the legal age to buy tobacco to higher than 18 would likely prevent premature death for hundreds of thousands of people, according to a report issued Thursday by the Institute of Medicine.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 07:27 PM EDT

Local Mom Pushes for "Lauryn's Law" in Wake of Daughter's Death

Local Mom Pushes for "Lauryn's Law" in Wake of Daughter's Death

A Prince George's County using the grief of her own daughter's suicide to fight for other young people to live, as she pushes for "Lauryn's Law."

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 06:51 PM EDT

How to Prepare for This Allergy Season

How to Prepare for This Allergy Season

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland tells us what to expect and how to get ready for spring allergies.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 04:53 PM EDT

Common Vaccine Boosts Cancer Treatment: Study

Common Vaccine Boosts Cancer Treatment: Study

A new study has shown that an ordinary tetanus vaccine can greatly lengthen the lives of people with deadly brain tumors, NBC News reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 04:04 PM EDT

Could New "Fat-Melting" Injection End Double Chins?

Could New "Fat-Melting" Injection End Double Chins?

A new "fat-melting" drug designed to get rid of double chins moved one step closer to market this week after a panel advising the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously to approve it, NBC News reported.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 04:01 PM EDT

Suicide Prevention App Aimed at Health Care Providers

Suicide Prevention App Aimed at Health Care Providers

A new app is aimed at helping health care providers prevent suicide.

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