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Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 05:56 PM EDT

GOP Health Care Bill Narrowly Passes House, Heads to Senate

GOP Health Care Bill Narrowly Passes House, Heads to Senate

The Republican health care bill narrowly passed in the House Thursday, delivering a victory for President Donald Trump just six weeks after nearly leaving the measure for dead. House approval sends the measure...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:05 PM EDT

Olympic Medalists Raise Awareness About Kids' Mental Health

Olympic Medalists Raise Awareness About Kids' Mental Health

Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Thursday to raise awareness about children’s mental health.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 12:24 PM EDT

News 4 Your Health: The Fight Against Blood Cancer

News 4 Your Health: The Fight Against Blood Cancer

Stacy Sager from the SagerStrong Foundation and Dr. Lou Degennaro from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society join NBC4's Eun Yang to discuss their combined efforts in blood cancer research and treatment.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 02:04 PM EDT

Dangerous Opioid Combo 'Gray Death' Is Latest Mixing Trend

Dangerous Opioid Combo 'Gray Death' Is Latest Mixing Trend

It's being called "gray death" — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addiction crisis. Investigators who nicknamed the mixture have detected it or recorded...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 07:08 PM EDT

Pre-Existing Conditions and the Health Plan: Who's Covered?

Pre-Existing Conditions and the Health Plan: Who's Covered?

The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their plan designed to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health problems. T...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 08:43 AM EDT

Pat Collins Shares What Going Sugar Free Has Done for Him

Pat Collins Shares What Going Sugar Free Has Done for Him

News4 is going sugar free this week to highlight the affect it has on your health. We're just over the halfway mark. That's what News4's Pat Collins has found. here's a look at his impressive results. ...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 06:57 AM EDT

4 Things You Should Never Do When Avoiding Sugar

4 Things You Should Never Do When Avoiding Sugar

News4 is going sugar free this week to highlight the affect it has on your health. We're just over the halfway mark, but imagine giving up sugar for two months! News4's Pat Collins has been doing it that...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 05:31 AM EDT

Woman to Receive Bionic Hands From New Prosthetic Clinic

Woman to Receive Bionic Hands From New Prosthetic Clinic

A retired teacher who lost all four limbs to an infection will be receiving bionic hands from a new prosthetic clinic in Rockville.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 07:12 PM EDT

Measles Outbreak Sickens Dozens of Minnesota Somalis

Measles Outbreak Sickens Dozens of Minnesota Somalis

An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has sickened more than 30 children in recent weeks, primarily in the state's large Somali-American community, where many parents avoid the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 01:49 PM EDT

'Don't Sit, Get Fit Day' Wants to Help You Get Fit

'Don't Sit, Get Fit Day' Wants to Help You Get Fit

"National Don't Sit, Get Fit Day" is an effort to help you eat better and get in shape. Kathy Burk from the National Capital Chapter of the American Diabetes Association shares more. 

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