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Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 07:52 PM EST

Take Metro to the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo!

Take Metro to the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo!

Are you coming to the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo this weekend? Public transportation is the best way to get there.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 07:05 PM EST

The Benefits of Meditation and Power Napping

The Benefits of Meditation and Power Napping

Meditation will help you become less reactive, more responsive and present in the moment, said Christine Marcella of Recharj, a downtown D.C. meditation studio. She shares how -- and when -- it could help you.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 08:05 AM EST

GOP House Panel: Halt Federal Money for Planned Parenthood

GOP House Panel: Halt Federal Money for Planned Parenthood

A Republican-run House panel created to investigate Planned Parenthood and the world of fetal tissue research has urged Congress to halt federal payments to the women's health organization. Democrats said the...

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 07:45 PM EST

PBR Over Powerade? Local Gym Applies to Serve Beer & Wine

PBR Over Powerade? Local Gym Applies to Serve Beer & Wine

The Lifetime Fitness location in Gaithersburg, Maryland, applied for a license to serve beer and wine at its outdoor pool. News4's Aimee Cho takes a look at what's behind this seemingly unhealthy trend for...

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 12:52 PM EST

How to Kickstart Your New Healthy Lifestyle

How to Kickstart Your New Healthy Lifestyle

If living a healthier lifestyle is on your New Year's resolution list, Dr. Joshua Weiner has some advice that is sure to help. Weiner stopped by News4 Midday to talk about some diet ideas, including the CLEAN...

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 06:29 PM EST

Police Investigating Accidental Poisoning That Killed 4 Kids

Police Investigating Accidental Poisoning That Killed 4 Kids

A poisonous gas believed to have been released when someone tried to wash away a pesticide that had been sprayed under a Texas home killed four children and left six other people hospitalized, officials said...

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 01:18 PM EST

Diet Resolution: Tips From the Pros on How to Lose Weight

Diet Resolution: Tips From the Pros on How to Lose Weight

New Year's diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. But a food behavior researcher has tested a bunch of little ways to tip the scale...

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 07:36 PM EST

Investigation Into Baby Exposed to Fentanyl

Investigation Into Baby Exposed to Fentanyl

A 10-month-old baby stopped breathing twice after being exposed to the opioid fentanyl in Methuen, Massachusetts, over the weekend. Methuen police said they were called to a Treetop Way residence at 12:30 p.m....

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 06:33 AM EST

Prosecutor in Pa. Tackles Heroin Scourge That Claimed Son

Prosecutor in Pa. Tackles Heroin Scourge That Claimed Son

The phone at Bruce Brandler's home rang at 3:37 a.m. It was the local hospital. His 16-year-old son was there, and he was in really bad shape. A suspected heroin overdose, the nurse said. Brandler didn't...

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 11:34 AM EST

North Texas Twins Born in Different Years

North Texas Twins Born in Different Years

An Arlington family celebrated the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 in an unusual way, with the birth of twin boys in two different years. Medical City Arlington says Cassandra Martinez was due to deliver...