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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...

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 02:47 PM EDT

Crafting an Emergency Skincare Kit

Crafting an Emergency Skincare Kit

Dr. Cheryl Burgess explains how to assemble a travel kit to deal with cuts, bug bites and more.

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 01:33 PM EDT

Vaccine Requirements Now Stricter in Md. Schools

Vaccine Requirements Now Stricter in Md. Schools

Students enrolling in school in Maryland for the 2014-2015 school year will be required to get some new vaccinations or they will not be able to start class.

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 at 07:42 PM EDT

Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover

Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover

Big Tobacco is looking to shed its morbid image by pitching "smokeless" e-cigarettes, championing the mantra “harm reduction,” and funding science that could turn tobacco plants into life-saving medicine.

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 08:28 AM EDT

California Debates “Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law

California Debates “Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law

College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no. Now, as universities around the country that are facing pressure over the handling of rape...

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 at 10:54 PM EDT

Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola

Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola

Tom Frieden started his career as a public-health detective, fighting outbreaks of tuberculosis in New York and India while working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Epidemic...

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 at 02:18 PM EDT

25 Years Ago, Different Ebola Outbreak in Virginia

25 Years Ago, Different Ebola Outbreak in Virginia

Americans' introduction to the Ebola virus came 25 years ago in an office park near Washington Dulles International Airport, a covert crisis that captivated the public only years later when it formed the...

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