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Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 09:18 PM EDT

3rd-Party Ambulances Reduce DC's Non-Life-Threatening Transports by Almost Half

3rd-Party Ambulances Reduce DC's Non-Life-Threatening Transports by Almost Half

A private ambulance company cut D.C.'s non-life-threatening transports almost in half in its first week.

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 02:55 PM EDT

Emerald Cashews Recalled Over Glass Shards

Emerald Cashews Recalled Over Glass Shards

Snyder's-Lance, Inc, makers of Emerald brand nuts, is issuing a voluntary recall of a limited number of Emerald 100 Calorie Pack Roasted and Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces product, the U.S.

Friday, Apr 1, 2016 at 07:24 PM EDT

Local Zika Case Reveals Effects of Virus on Fetus

Local Zika Case Reveals Effects of Virus on Fetus

A Zika virus case from our area revealed new information about how the virus affects a fetus. News4's Doreen Gentzler spoke with the physician who worked with the patient.

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 09:16 AM EDT

Extreme Hoarding: NYC Team Tackles Both Mess and Mind

Extreme Hoarding: NYC Team Tackles Both Mess and Mind

In the frantic aftermath of a gas explosion last year that leveled three nearby buildings, the firefighters who arrived to evacuate Adam Chrin's fourth-floor New York City apartment were confronted by an...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 07:58 PM EDT

Georgetown Tests Immunotherapy to Treat Alzheimer's

Georgetown Tests Immunotherapy to Treat Alzheimer's

A study using immunotherapy for Alzheimer's disease is in clinical trials at Georgetown University. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 08:52 PM EDT

FDA Grants Use of Experimental Blood Test for Zika Screening

FDA Grants Use of Experimental Blood Test for Zika Screening

Federal health officials are granting use of an experimental blood test to screen blood for Zika virus, an emergency step designed to protect blood supplies.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 08:22 PM EDT

New Center Offers Addiction, Mental Health Help From Peers

New Center Offers Addiction, Mental Health Help From Peers

At the new Peer Resource Center in Fairfax County, Virginia, people with addiction or mental health issues can seek help from others who’ve faced the same challenges.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 07:54 PM EDT

Baby Deadline Test Lets Women Beat Biological Clocks

Baby Deadline Test Lets Women Beat Biological Clocks

A test that has been a staple in fertility clinics is now being used to help women predict their fertility, NBC News reported. The test, now being called the “baby deadline test,” is a simple blood analysis...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 06:49 PM EDT

New Asthma Treatment Is Injected, Not Inhaled

New Asthma Treatment Is Injected, Not Inhaled

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, discusses a new treatment for asthma that is injected rather than inhaled.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 05:20 PM EDT

Zika Virus Causes Brain Damage to Fetus: Study

Zika Virus Causes Brain Damage to Fetus: Study

The Zika virus can cause brain damage to a fetus, despite normal ultrasound results early in pregnancy, according to a new study, NBC News reported. There were no telltale signs of birth defects when...