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Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 at 11:44 PM EDT

'Slapping' Treatment Gives Pain Patients Relief

'Slapping' Treatment Gives Pain Patients Relief

People suffering from pain say a treatment in which they are slapped, pushed and pulled by therapists gave them relief. A Maryland man tells how the technique reflexive pattern therapy helped him. News4's Doreen

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 09:58 PM EDT

Citing Hacking Risk, FDA Says Hospira Pump Shouldn't Be Used

Citing Hacking Risk, FDA Says Hospira Pump Shouldn't Be Used

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it's the first time it has warned caregivers to stop using a product because of a cybersecurity risk. It comes at a time of rising concerns about breaches of products...

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 at 10:39 PM EDT

Double Amputee Marine Completes Cross Country Journey

Double Amputee Marine Completes Cross Country Journey

A United States Marine—who lost both legs in combat—completed a journey across the country while hand-cycling to raise money to help injured Marines. Toran Gaal and his support van driver, Brian Riley,...

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 at 09:30 AM EDT

New York Legionnaires' Outbreak Sickens 81, Kills 7

New York Legionnaires' Outbreak Sickens 81, Kills 7

Three more people have died of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx in an outbreak that has claimed seven lives in total and hospitalized more than 60 people, the New York City Health Department said...

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.

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