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Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 07:11 PM EDT

7 People Get Flu After Contact With Pigs at Charles Co. Fair

7 People Get Flu After Contact With Pigs at Charles Co. Fair

Seven fair-goers in Maryland have tested positive for a strain of the flu after coming in close contact with pigs at the Charles County Fair, health officials say.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 01:41 PM EDT

Doctors Are Prescribing More Antidepressants Than Ever

Doctors Are Prescribing More Antidepressants Than Ever

Dr. Joshua Weiner, a local psychiatrist, explains possible factors in the surge of antidepressant usage, including a decreased stigma and over-prescribing by doctors.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 09:02 AM EDT

'Scam': Kimmel Slams 'Kimmel Test' Senator's Bill

'Scam': Kimmel Slams 'Kimmel Test' Senator's Bill

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel sounded off on Tuesday to blast Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy for his part in crafting the latest GOP health care proposal that, Kimmel said, goes against the promises the senator had...

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 06:46 PM EDT

Study Links Youth Football to Behavior Later in Life

Study Links Youth Football to Behavior Later in Life

A new study links playing football before age 12 to behavior differences later in life. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 06:16 PM EDT

One Last Chance: GOP Strains for Obamacare Repeal Votes

One Last Chance: GOP Strains for Obamacare Repeal Votes

Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." The pressure was intense, the outcome...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 07:21 PM EDT

States Ask Insurers to Prioritize Non-Opioid Pain Treatment

States Ask Insurers to Prioritize Non-Opioid Pain Treatment

Attorneys general representing the majority of states asked health insurers Monday to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers, which are responsible for tens of...

Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 at 12:05 AM EDT

How to Flee Domestic Violence: Have a Plan, Experts Say

How to Flee Domestic Violence: Have a Plan, Experts Say

If you are ready to leave an abusive partner, you need a specific, detailed "safety plan," Chandra Robinson of the D.C. domestic violence shelter My Sister's Place and other experts say.

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 06:19 PM EDT

Race to Cure Rare Disease That Attacks Children's Brains

Race to Cure Rare Disease That Attacks Children's Brains

A Philadelphia doctor is making progress finding a cure for a rare illness that can afflict children.

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 03:43 PM EDT

Beware of Catching Infections at Hospitals

Beware of Catching Infections at Hospitals

The hospital is a place you go to get better, but sometimes patients get an infection and end up getting worse.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 11:50 AM EDT

Medicare Cards Being Remade to Protect Seniors

Medicare Cards Being Remade to Protect Seniors<br /><br />

Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new...

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