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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 08:50 AM EST

Aetna, Humana Call Off $34 Billion Deal

Aetna, Humana Call Off $34 Billion Deal

Aetna and Humana called off a $34 billion proposal to combine the two major health insurers after a federal judge, citing antitrust concerns, shot down the deal. The announcement Tuesday comes several days after...

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 08:05 PM EST

Kennedy Center and NIH Team Up to Promote Health

Kennedy Center and NIH Team Up to Promote Health

The Kennedy Center and the National Institutes of Health are teaming up to raise awareness and encourage research of the impact music can have on health.

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 07:17 PM EST

Getting Rid of GERD

Getting Rid of GERD

When symptoms that seem like heartburn persist, it could be a disease with more serious consequences.

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 04:04 PM EST

Firstborns Get Intellectual Advantage Over Siblings: Study

Firstborns Get Intellectual Advantage Over Siblings: Study

Firstborn children are set up for more academic and intellectual success, according to a new study that delved into nearly 40 years of data. Today.com reported that firstborn babies and toddlers started scoring...

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 02:45 PM EST

Shoveling Snow Can Be Deadly for Men: Study

Shoveling Snow Can Be Deadly for Men: Study

Men are more likely to have a heart attack after a snowfall, probably from shoveling snow, according to Canadian researchers. NBC News reported that researchers found a slight increase in heart attacks and...

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 at 06:29 AM EST

Woman Gives Heartfelt 'Thank You' to Dispatcher Who Helped Save Her Husband

Woman Gives Heartfelt 'Thank You' to Dispatcher Who Helped Save Her Husband

A California woman shed tears of gratitude Saturday upon meeting in person the 911 dispatcher who'd helped save her husband's life. On Jan. 21, Carolyn Evans called 911. Her husband, 65-year-old Jeff Evans, had...

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 10:35 AM EST

Nap Studio Helps Busy Washingtonians Get Reboot

Nap Studio Helps Busy Washingtonians Get Reboot

How much would you pay to get a few more minutes of shut eye? A new nap studio, located at 1445 New York Ave. NW, gives people the chance to pop in for a quick nap, but it comes at a price. News4’s Aimee Cho has more on the benefits of power napping – and how much cash it’ll set you back.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 12:38 PM EST

Flu Kills Healthy Teen Athlete in Baltimore

Flu Kills Healthy Teen Athlete in Baltimore

Kayla Linton was a healthy, all-around athlete, but being fit did not protect her from the flu, NBC News reported. Linton, who died last week in Baltimore, is among the dozens of often perfectly healthy...

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 04:17 AM EST

US Judge Blocks Anthem-Cigna Health Insurance Merger

US Judge Blocks Anthem-Cigna Health Insurance Merger

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Anthem Inc.'s bid to buy rival health insurer Cigna Corp., saying the merger would likely lead to higher costs, less competition and diminished innovation. U.S. District...

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 07:59 PM EST

Laurel Hospital Closes Psychiatric Ward Temporarily

Laurel Hospital Closes Psychiatric Ward Temporarily

Lauren Regional Hospital closed its psychiatric ward abruptly, causing some confusion for patients and staff. Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports.