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Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 07:44 PM EDT

Avoid Bed Bugs on Your Next Vacation

Avoid Bed Bugs on Your Next Vacation

With spring break right around the corner, Consumer Reports has advice for avoiding bed bugs at your next hotel stay. Susan Hogan reports.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 07:12 PM EDT

Critics Warn 'Phase 2' Won’t Save Health Care Plan

Critics Warn 'Phase 2' Won’t Save Health Care Plan

Things aren't looking great for the Republican health care bill after the Congressional Budget Office estimated it would lead to 24 million more people without insurance and skyrocketing costs for older...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 06:30 PM EDT

Deaths Increase During Cold Largely Because of Heart Health

Deaths Increase During Cold Largely Because of Heart Health

Seventy percent of the increase in deaths in the winter can be due to heart attacks and strokes. Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, tells News4’s Angie Goff some parts of the body that can be connected to heart disease and what to look out for.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 01:19 PM EDT

Mental Health Groups Worry New GOP Plan Will End Coverage

Mental Health Groups Worry New GOP Plan Will End Coverage

Mental health groups say the new GOP health care bill would terminate mental health care and efforts to combat the opioid crisis, NBC News reported. The Congressional Budget Office released a report on the bill...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 09:28 PM EDT

GOP Leaders Acknowledge Health Bill Changes, May Delay Vote

GOP Leaders Acknowledge Health Bill Changes, May Delay Vote

Their health care overhaul imperiled from all sides, the White House and top House Republicans acknowledged Wednesday they would make changes to the legislation in hopes of nailing down votes and pushing the...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 05:59 PM EDT

Over 12M Signed Up for 'Obamacare' This Year: Gov't Report

Over 12M Signed Up for 'Obamacare' This Year: Gov't Report

A substantial 12 million people have enrolled for coverage this year under the very health care statute that President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress want to erase, the government said Wednesday. With...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 06:35 AM EDT

Gym on the Go: Getting Fit on Your Own Time

Gym on the Go: Getting Fit on Your Own Time

These days it doesn't take a lot of money or time to get in a good work out. From fitness apps to full-service online programs, there are a ton of ways to get fit. News4 consumer reporter Susan Hogan shows us how a mom of six  found her gym on the go!  

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 02:30 PM EDT

Loud Sound May Pose More Harm Than We Thought

Loud Sound May Pose More Harm Than We Thought

Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent research may have found an explanation for problems like his, something called...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 08:15 AM EDT

Texas Effort to Replace Planned Parenthood Stumbles

Texas Effort to Replace Planned Parenthood Stumbles

In pushing a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that cuts off funds for Planned Parenthood, Republicans are out to reassure women who rely on the major health care organization that other clinics will step...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 11:45 AM EDT

City Sues Drugmaker for Letting OxyContin Flood Black Market

City Sues Drugmaker for Letting OxyContin Flood Black Market

As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastating this working-class city north of Seattle. Mayor...