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Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 12:48 PM EDT

Laser Technology May Help Achieve Cosmetic Goals

Laser Technology May Help Achieve Cosmetic Goals

Most of you have probably never visited a cosmetic surgeon, but looking and feeling better are universal goals. Laser technology can help you achieve that goal. Dr. Steven Hopping explains.

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 05:16 AM EDT

Md. Clinic to Host Health Fair for Moms, Kids

Md. Clinic to Host Health Fair for Moms, Kids

A program that provides low-income women and children with healthy food is hosting a health fair in celebration of National Breastfeeding Month.

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 03:39 AM EDT

Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit

Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit

Whole Foods Market knowingly sold its store brand yogurt containing a sugar content that was nearly six times the amount stated on the product's nutritional label, according to two class-action lawsuits...

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 07:10 AM EDT

MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York

MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York

A handful of probationary firefighters training on New York's Randall's Island have contracted the antibiotic-resistant bacteria, officials confirm. A type of staph infection, MRSA can spread quickly in...

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 02:38 PM EDT

Living With Schizophrenia

Living With Schizophrenia

A woman with schizophrenia overcame many challenges to get to the successful position she's in today. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 07:02 PM EDT

Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds

Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds

A new study suggests that it's safe for healthy people to eat about twice as much salt as currently recommended, despite federal guidelines that warn otherwise, NBC News reported.

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 06:11 PM EDT

Survey: More Than Half of Young Athletes Would Play Hurt

Survey: More Than Half of Young Athletes Would Play Hurt

A new survey questions just how safe young athletes may be on the playing field. The survey reveals nine out of 10 said they've been injured.
News4's Aaron Gilchrist reports.

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 04:28 PM EDT

American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says

American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says

The U.S. woman who contracted Ebola while working as an aid worker in Liberia is gaining back her strength, her husband told reporters Wednesday from a North Carolina RV park, where he and two other missionaries...

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 03:40 PM EDT

Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced that consumers found small pieces of plastic in the meat. Perdue Farms and the USDA's Food...

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 02:48 PM EDT

The Ride to Conquer Cancer

The Ride to Conquer Cancer

After battling a brain tumor into remission, a Kensington man hopes to fight the disease by raising money and awareness through a bike ride. News4's Melissa Mollet talked with him as he prepared for the Ride to...

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The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

In her award-winning News 4 Your Health segments, Doreen has brought viewers into hospital operating rooms, profiled medical breakthroughs, and has shown the latest technology helping to save lives.

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