4 Your Health - NBC4 Washington

The Latest Health and Wellness News

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 11:51 PM EDT

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Allowing Medicaid for Abortions

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Allowing Medicaid for Abortions

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Thursday allowing state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions, ending months of speculation after the Republican reversed his stance on the issue last...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 02:27 PM EDT

First Lady Listens and Learns at WH Opioid Crisis Discussion

First Lady Listens and Learns at WH Opioid Crisis Discussion

Melania Trump is listening and learning about the nation's opioid epidemic. The first lady heard Thursday from experts and people affected by addiction to drugs whom she invited to the White House for a...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 01:38 PM EDT

FDA Approves 1st Blood Sugar Monitor Without Finger Pricks

FDA Approves 1st Blood Sugar Monitor Without Finger Pricks

Federal regulators have approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor for diabetics that doesn't need backup finger prick tests. Current models require users to test a drop of blood twice daily to...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 03:24 PM EDT

US Health Officials Brace for Potentially Bad Flu Season

US Health Officials Brace for Potentially Bad Flu Season

It's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter. The clues: The Southern Hemisphere, especially Australia, was hit hard over the past few months with a flu...

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 04:50 PM EDT

Trump Says GOP Has Health Care Votes ... But It Doesn't

Trump Says GOP Has Health Care Votes ... But It Doesn't

Guess what? Turns out Republicans have the votes to push health care legislation through the Senate, but they've been flummoxed because one supportive senator is in the hospital. That was President Donald...

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 01:36 PM EDT

Congress at Crossroads After GOP Health Care Fails: Analysis

Congress at Crossroads After GOP Health Care Fails: Analysis

Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans' stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law. But what's next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation? Unless Republicans and...

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 02:21 PM EDT

US Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit Another High

US Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit Another High<br /><br />

Health officials are reporting another record increase in infections from three sexually transmitted diseases. More than 2 million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United...

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 01:41 PM EDT

Coffee Sold in California Could Come With Cancer Label

Coffee Sold in California Could Come With Cancer Label

A future cup of coffee in California could give you jitters before you even take a sip. A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers to post ominous warnings about a cancer-causing...

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 12:23 PM EDT

Long-Term Care for the Aging and Ailing Is Surging: Survey

Long-Term Care for the Aging and Ailing Is Surging: Survey

Long-term care costs are surging again and the most expensive option — a private nursing home room — may soon top $100,000 per year. Growing labor expenses and sicker patients helped push the median cost of...

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 04:21 AM EDT

Medicaid Recipients Watch Nervously as Health Bill Teeters

Medicaid Recipients Watch Nervously as Health Bill Teeters

With the latest Republican health care overhaul teetering near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety. The debate in Congress is personal for many of those who gained coverage...

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »