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Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 01:16 PM EST

Thigh Gap: The Downside of a Rising Beauty Trend

Thigh Gap: The Downside of a Rising Beauty Trend

Dr. Steven Hopping of the Center for Cosmetic Surgery discusses how the latest beauty trend may be dangerous as well as temporary.

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 06:14 AM EST

Carroll Co. Launches Team to Help Those With Mental Illness

Carroll Co. Launches Team to Help Those With Mental Illness

Training includes recognizing various disorders and adopting a patient approach to avoid escalating the situation. The goal is to connect troubled subjects to appropriate mental health services before their...

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 09:45 PM EST

Students Walk Out of Class Over TB Concerns

Students Walk Out of Class Over TB Concerns

Tuberculosis concerns at a Prince George's County high school prompted some parents to pull their children out of class Thursday while health officials tried to calm their fears.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 06:05 PM EST

CDC Investigates Potential Cluster Suicides in Fairfax Co.

CDC Investigates Potential Cluster Suicides in Fairfax Co.

The tragic deaths of three girls in Fairfax County prompted federal health officials to get involved. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 05:35 PM EST

1 Year Later: Deeds Tragedy Could Transform Mental Health Care

1 Year Later: Deeds Tragedy Could Transform Mental Health Care

It's been a year since Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds lost his only son following a devastating attack that not only changed the state senator's physical appearance, but also his mission in life.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 04:30 PM EST

Sleep to Improve Exercise Performance

Sleep to Improve Exercise Performance

Dr. Joshua Weiner has more on a new study that suggests sleep could possibly allow you to run faster, longer and further.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 05:27 PM EST

Virginia's Changing Mental Health Laws

Virginia's Changing Mental Health Laws

State Sen. Creigh Deeds' son attacked Deeds and then took his own life. A year later, Deeds is leading the way to transform the ways Virginia can help those with mental illness.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 05:08 PM EST

Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Right-to-die advocates released a video Wednesday on what would have been Brittany Maynard's 30th birthday, in which the late newlywed urges Americans to join a grassroots campaign to pass death-with-dignity...

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 06:21 PM EST

CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

The CDC has taken down a much-criticized website that offered an "obesity cost calculator" to help American employers tally financial losses linked to overweight employees, an agency spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 05:23 PM EST

New Advances That Minimizes Cellulite

New Advances That Minimizes Cellulite

Dr. Cheryl Burgess shares two new advances that will help sculpt the body and get rid of unwanted cellulite.

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