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Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 04:48 PM EDT

6 Million Have Enrolled on Obamacare Sites: White House

6 Million Have Enrolled on Obamacare Sites: White House

More than 6 million people have enrolled in health insurance on the new Obamacare exchanges, the White House said Thursday, offering a sign that a massive last-minute sign-up surge has panned out as predicted.

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 08:16 PM EDT

Autism Rates Jump by 30 Percent in Kids: CDC

Autism Rates Jump by 30 Percent in Kids: CDC

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds diagnosed with the autism in a two-year period, to one in every 68 children, NBC News reported.

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 01:20 PM EDT

Weight Loss Rules

Weight Loss Rules

Want to lose weight? Avoiding certain foods may be important. J.J. Smith, a nutritionist and certified weight-loss expert, joins Barbara Harrison on News4 Midday to share her five foods to avoid.

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 01:16 PM EDT

Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms

Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms

Efforts to get people to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act are intensifying as a deadline for enrollment looms. News4's Zachary Kiesch has the story.

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 09:48 PM EDT

Autism Linked to Prenatal Brain Growth Problems

Autism Linked to Prenatal Brain Growth Problems

A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least...

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 02:05 PM EDT

Pilates as a Total-Body Workout

Pilates as a Total-Body Workout

Reformation Fitness trainers demonstrate moves on a pilates reformer and discuss the benefits of this total-body workout.

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 10:45 PM EDT

Obamacare Enrollees Could Get More Time to Sign Up

Obamacare Enrollees Could Get More Time to Sign Up

The deadline to sign up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges is March 31 — but people who have been trying to enroll may be able to buy themselves some more time past that date,...

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 06:20 PM EDT

New Cataracts Procedure Unique for Each Patient

New Cataracts Procedure Unique for Each Patient

A new treatment for a condition that almost everyone will develop at some point in their life, cataracts, is unique for each patient. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 02:47 PM EDT

Planned Parenthood to Open $5M Abortion Clinic in Texas

Planned Parenthood to Open $5M Abortion Clinic in Texas

Planned Parenthood will open a $5 million abortion clinic in San Antonio that adheres to the strict new abortion rules that Texas lawmakers adopted last year, the organization said Monday at a fundraising event....

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 01:34 PM EDT

Banishing Under-Eye Bags

Banishing Under-Eye Bags

Dr. Cheryl Burgess shares new techniques for more youthful-looking eyes.

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