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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 02:38 PM EDT

Changing Minds: Depression and Parkinson's Disease

Changing Minds: Depression and Parkinson's Disease

Doctors say depression is more common in newly-diagnosed Parkinson's patients. Dr. Fernando Pagan from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital explains what the study means.

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 03:32 AM EDT

Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia

Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia

Residents of a large slum looted an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia's capital on Saturday, raising fears that stolen items, which are likely infected with the virus, will spread Ebola throughout the city,...

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 at 12:54 PM EDT

Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital

Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital

Liberian authorities opened a second Ebola treatment center in the country's capital after the first became overwhelmed by patients, Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said.

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 02:38 PM EDT

Helping Victims of Child Abuse

Helping Victims of Child Abuse

News4's Eun Yang reports on one organization that's using a unique method of therapy to help heal abused children.

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 12:48 PM EDT

Laser Technology May Help Achieve Cosmetic Goals

Laser Technology May Help Achieve Cosmetic Goals

Most of you have probably never visited a cosmetic surgeon, but looking and feeling better are universal goals. Laser technology can help you achieve that goal. Dr. Steven Hopping explains.

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 05:16 AM EDT

Md. Clinic to Host Health Fair for Moms, Kids

Md. Clinic to Host Health Fair for Moms, Kids

A program that provides low-income women and children with healthy food is hosting a health fair in celebration of National Breastfeeding Month.

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 03:39 AM EDT

Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit

Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit

Whole Foods Market knowingly sold its store brand yogurt containing a sugar content that was nearly six times the amount stated on the product's nutritional label, according to two class-action lawsuits...

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 07:10 AM EDT

MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York

MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York

A handful of probationary firefighters training on New York's Randall's Island have contracted the antibiotic-resistant bacteria, officials confirm. A type of staph infection, MRSA can spread quickly in...

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 02:38 PM EDT

Living With Schizophrenia

Living With Schizophrenia

A woman with schizophrenia overcame many challenges to get to the successful position she's in today. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 07:02 PM EDT

Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds

Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds

A new study suggests that it's safe for healthy people to eat about twice as much salt as currently recommended, despite federal guidelines that warn otherwise, NBC News reported.

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