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Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 04:50 PM EDT

Avoid Heat Rash, Photosensitivity and Body Odor

Avoid Heat Rash, Photosensitivity and Body Odor

There are many medical conditions that come from the heat and the sun. Here are a few that may show up this summer, along with remedies to help.

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 05:34 PM EDT

Google Now Showing Nutrition Facts for Fast Food Chains

Google Now Showing Nutrition Facts for Fast Food Chains

Google has simplified searching for fast food nutrition information, NBC News reported. Health-conscious diners can now type in a fast food item and the search engine will display calories, sodium content and...

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 09:23 AM EDT

FDA Cracks Down on Trans Fats

FDA Cracks Down on Trans Fats

The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it will require food companies to phase out the use...

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 04:33 PM EDT

Life-Saving Gift From a Stranger

Life-Saving Gift From a Stranger

Doreen Gentzler reports on a young woman who decided to donate a piece of her liver to save a child's life. To learn more about organ donation, visit OrganDonor.gov, Washington Regional Transplant Communtiy and...

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 07:42 PM EDT

FDA Considers Banning Trans Fats

FDA Considers Banning Trans Fats

Trans fats may become illegal in the next several weeks as health officials call for a decision. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:57 AM EDT

Target Selling Pharmacy, Clinic to CVS Health

Target Selling Pharmacy, Clinic to CVS Health

Target will sell its pharmacy and clinic businesses to the drugstore chain CVS Health for about $1.9 billion in a deal that combines the resources of two retailers seeking to polish their health care reputation...

Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 10:04 AM EDT

Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw

Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw

No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER...

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 at 05:30 PM EDT

What to Know About Transgender Identity

What to Know About Transgender Identity

Caitlyn Jenner's revelation is shedding new light on transgender identity. Dr. Joshua Weiner talks about how early people might know they are transgender, and the process, including counselling, that people must...

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 at 05:04 PM EDT

D.C. Nurses Push for Nurse-to-Patient Ratio

D.C. Nurses Push for Nurse-to-Patient Ratio

D.C. nurses are rallying support for a City Council bill that would reduce the number of patients nurses can care for at a time — and save lives.

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 at 04:45 PM EDT

Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC

Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC

Adverse health effects as a result of increased synthetic marijuana use are on the rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. According to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...

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