<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Health News - [DC Health Feature]4 Your Health]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health en-us Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:04:31 -0400 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:04:31 -0400 NBC Local Integrated Media <![CDATA[Doctor to Give Free Breast Consultations in Light of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:39:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008263212_1200x675_346332739766.jpg
About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer. However, early detection is a big part of saving lives. Dr. Rondi Walker informs women on what they need to know about breast cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[Packaging Error Prompts Recall of Naproxen Pills]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:39:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/pills+generic.jpg
A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets sold at Dollar Tree stores because some cartons contain a different medication that could cause allergic reactions.

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<![CDATA[Changing Minds: An NBC4 Special Project]]> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:26:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/240*120/20140430+ChangingMinds2.jpg
For the next year, NBC4 will shine a light on mental health and mental illness by providing education, information and hope.]]>
<![CDATA[Dates Set for 2015 Health and Fitness Expo!]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:05:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20140627+Expo+Overview.jpg
We're excited to announce the 2015 NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo will be held Jan. 10 and 11. And we're expanding to focus on an important aspect of health: mental health.]]>
<![CDATA[New CDC Protocols for Workers Treating Ebola]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:18:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-10-21_0016.jpg
At a forum hosted by WTOP, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the CDC said the guidelines are being finalized.]]>
<![CDATA[Best Ways to Keep Kids' Teeth Healthy]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:15:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008242591_1200x675_345578051637.jpg
Three out of four parents say their kids sometimes or frequently forget to brush their teeth, according to a new survey from the Ad Council. Dr. Claudia Cotca offers tips keeping your kids' teeth healthy,...]]>
<![CDATA[Clinics Say They Are Not Equipped to Check for Ebola ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:06:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/211*120/456871246.jpg
The arrival of the deadly Ebola virus has put the spotlight on weak spots in American hospitals, but those facilities are not the only ones on the front lines against Ebola.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Fear Factor: Why U.S. Needs a Viral Reality Check]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:08:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP797197328161.jpg
A national frenzy over the Ebola virus has led to school closings, congressional hearings and the quarantining of those who may have been exposed; but experts say politicians and the media are stoking fear of a...

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<![CDATA[Va. Gov. Organizes New Group to Respond to Ebola]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:06:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20140324+McAuliffe.jpg
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the creation Friday of a unified command group comprised of multiple state agencies as part of an effort to safeguard against any spread of the Ebola virus in Virginia.

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<![CDATA[Biggest Mistakes in Cosmetic Procedures]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:07:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008214230_1200x675_344144451540.jpg
Dr.Steven Hopping of The Center for Cosmetic Surgery stops by to discuss the five biggest mistakes people make when undergoing comsetic procedures--and one of them could be fatal.]]>
<![CDATA[NIH Prepares for Arrival of Nurse With Ebola]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:54:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008204897_1200x675_343778883557.jpg
News 4's Chris Gordon talked to Montgomery County residents and officials about Nina Pham, the Texas nurse infected with Ebola, who is being moved to the National Institutes of Health for treatment.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Health Leaders: Don't Panic Over Ebola]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:00:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008204477_1200x675_343785027634.jpg
News4's Mark Segraves spoke to the director of D.C.'s Health Department who says local hospitals are ready if an Ebola patient is admitted.]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola-Infected Nurse in Fair But Stable Condition]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:29:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-10-16_2208.jpg
The first nurse to become infected with the Ebola virus in the United States was transferred from Dallas to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland on Thursday night.
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<![CDATA[Nurse With Ebola to Be Transferred to NIH]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:47:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008200752_1200x675_343467075521.jpg
Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, who was recently infected with Ebola, will be transferred to NIH in Bethesda as early as today.]]>
<![CDATA[Va. Inmate With Fever Does Not Have Ebola: Authorities]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:17:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_140766941.jpg
An inmate at a Loudoun County jail who was transferred to a hospital after developing a low-grade fever does not have Ebola, authorities said Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Dulles International Preparing to Screen Passengers for Ebola]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:12:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008189755_1200x675_343150147850.jpg
Dulles International is preparing to step up screening measures on international passengers Thursday. But what happens if someone actually arrives with ebola-like symptoms? Transportation reporter Adam Tuss has...]]>
<![CDATA[Monitoring Health During Flu Season]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:39:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008190001_1200x675_343075907591.jpg
Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, joins News4 to discuss concerns about Ebola, seasonal allergies and sinus issues.]]>
<![CDATA[Humanitarian Group Faces New Challenges As Ebola Outbreak Worsens]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:00:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008177435_1200x675_342550595931.jpg
The aid group Save The Children stepped up its response to the Ebola outbreak as the epidemic worsened. That means heightening their own safety measures.]]>
<![CDATA[Probiotics Can Be Beneficial for Kids With Autism]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:52:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008186914_1200x675_342930499711.jpg
Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses how diet could help treat children who are on the autism spectrum, and why he thinks probiotics can be particularly helpful.]]>
<![CDATA[Majority of Americans Believe U.S. Is Ready to Respond to a Possible Ebola Outbreak]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:56:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/217*120/2014-10-15_1354.jpg
NBC Senior Political Editor Mark Murray discusses the results of a recent poll on Ebola preparedness, as well as a poll on targeting ISIS.]]>
<![CDATA[Fairfax Man Helped Contain Ebola in 1970s]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:10:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/212*120/2014-10-14_1007.jpg
News4's Jackie Bensen spoke with Gary Cook, who as a young foreign service officer was tasked with helping coordinate an international response to the first outbreak of Ebola in 1976.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Without a Face]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:47:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Donnie+Fritts.jpg
Warning: The images in this story may be disturbing. That's because we're about to meet Donnie Fritts, the man without a face. He lives without a nose, cheeks and forehead because doctors had to remove...

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<![CDATA[Tips for Yoga on the Go]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:21:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008161278_1200x675_341480003598.jpg
Busy schedules can make it hard to exercise daily, but there are little tihings you can do anywhere to make yourself feel more at ease. Kim Weeks shares her take on "Yoga on the Go."]]>
<![CDATA[Dulles Begins Screening for Ebola Virus]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:58:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-10-16_2107.jpg
Temperature screenings for travelers coming from West Africa start Thursday at Dulles International Airport.]]>
<![CDATA[Poll: Nurses Concerned About Ebola Preparedness]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:55:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP968232748518.jpg
A survey by a nurses' union shows many registered nurses feel their hospitals haven't educated them enough on handling Ebola patients. News4's Kristin Wright heard the concerns from a nurse at a local hospital.

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<![CDATA[Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola Patients?]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:59:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008160958_1200x675_341433923510.jpg
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talks about how prepared hospitals and healthcare workers in the U.S. are for Ebola.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C.-Area Man Loses Brother to Ebola]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:05:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008152059_1200x675_341116995512.jpg
One man in the D.C. area is feeling Ebola's impact like few others can. He's mourning the loss of his brother, who died during the outbreak in Liberia. News4's Derrick Ward has his story and shares...]]>
<![CDATA[Md. Company Making Equipment to Protect Against Ebola]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:20:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008144221_1200x675_340319811869.jpg
For more than 30 years, a Maryland company has worked to keep both first-responders and average citizens safe from infectious diseases, and with the growing concerns about the Ebola virus, it’s answering...]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola Changes Travel, Culture]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:15:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008142867_1200x675_340317251923.jpg
The Ebola threat is changing cultural behaviors and travel procedures. Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss has the story.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Man Suffers Neurological Illness From West Nile Virus]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:44:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/West+Nile+patient+Roy+Goldman.jpg
Two months after being hospitalized with West Nile virus, Roy Goldman still can't hear out of his left ear and his arm remains paralyzed. He told News4's Doreen Gentzler he believes he got it from a...

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<![CDATA[Hopkins Hosts Henrietta Lacks Lecture Series]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:48:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP13080605747.jpg
The annual lecture is named for Henrietta Lacks, a Baltimore woman whose cells helped to advance scientific research for decades after she died of cancer in 1951, despite the fact that Johns Hopkins did not ask...

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<![CDATA[Debunking Misconceptions About Teen Drinking]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:30:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/2014-10-10_1323.png
Teen drinking has been linked to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. But Dr. Joshua Weiner says that parents who talk to their kids early and often have a powerful influence on...]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola Highlights Stingier Federal Preparedness Funding]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:01:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008129926_1200x675_339834947966.jpg
A News4 I-Team review finds the government has extra ground to make up in the fight against Ebola. As Scott MacFarlane reports, the government has, in recent years, become stingier with the money it gives...]]>
<![CDATA[Local Hospitals Run Ebola Drills]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:40:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008129701_1200x675_339755587726.jpg
Doctors at several DC-area hospitals are now participating in Ebola drills in an effort to prepare for a possible outbreak. Kristin Wright reports.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Fire & EMS Memo Covers Protocol on Responding to Possible Ebola Cases]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:11:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_210544051.jpg
The memo instructs 911 dispatchers to ask callers with flu-like symptoms if they have traveled to West Africa in the previous 21 days. If so, dispatchers must then warn responding Fire & EMS crews...

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<![CDATA[Treating Ebola]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:45:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008115180_1200x675_339260995606.jpg
Ebola patients are being treated in different ways. News4's Doreen Gentzler explains the differences.]]>
<![CDATA[New Details on Ebola Screenings at Dulles, Other U.S. Airports]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 21:40:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008114513_1200x675_339223619695.jpg
U.S. Customs & Border Patrol released new information on the stepped-up Ebola screenings passengers arriving from west Africa will face at five American airports, including Dulles International.]]>
<![CDATA[Is Artificial Turf Safe? Ex-Soccer Players Have Doubts]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:31:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/105128286.jpg
From high schools to multi-million-dollar sports complexes, artificial turf soccer fields are everywhere in the United States. But the health effects of "crumb rubber," a main ingredient in the turf, have...

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<![CDATA[Dallas Co. Deputy With Possible Ebola Contact Treated]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:30:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/174*120/FRISCO-PATIENT.jpg
A Dallas County sheriff's deputy who had been in the apartment of Thomas Eric Duncan — the man who died from Ebola — was taken to a hospital after feeling ill Wednesday afternoon. NBC 5 confirmed that

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<![CDATA[Doctor Exposed to Ebola Released From Isolation in Md.]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:44:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/file-ebola-cdc.jpg
The doctor had been kept in isolation at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda since Sept. 28 out of an abundance of caution.

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<![CDATA[October Is National Bullying Prevention Month]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:10:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008109576_1200x675_339045443737.jpg
Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses how common a problem bullying is, and what can be done to stop it.]]>
<![CDATA[Skype Therapy: Communicating With Patients Across the World]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:30:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008099928_1200x675_338783811724.jpg
News4's Doreen Gentler has the latest on how therapists are using Skype to communicate with patients across the world.]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola in America]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:14:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/456608446.jpg
The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States sparked immediate concerns about who may have been exposed and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't, spread.

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<![CDATA[Enterovirus-D68 Outbreak]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:13:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/x-ray-ENTEROVIRUS-VO---00002324.jpg
A deadly outbreak of an uncommon virus, enterovirus-D68, has made children across the country ill and has left some hospitalized.

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<![CDATA[Md. Police Officer Fights Crime -- and Breast Cancer]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:54:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cms619.jpg
A woman who dedicated the past 14 years of her life to fighting crime in Prince George’s County, Maryland, has a new foe: breast cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[How Popular Products Affect Your Skin]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:55:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2014-10-07_1350.jpg
Dr. Cheryl Burgess shares the effects of skin care favorites such as tea tree oil, witch hazel and cocoa butter.]]>
<![CDATA[Journalist With Ebola Optimistic]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:01:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Ashoka+Mukpo+Raw.jpg
The mother of NBC News freelance photojournalist Ashoka Mukpo says that her son and his doctors are optimistic about his chances of recovering from the deadly virus. In a phone interview with New England Cable...]]>
<![CDATA[Grandmother of Missing Hoggle Children Breaks Silence]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:50:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008087492_1200x675_338425923951.jpg
The grandmother of two children missing in Montgomery County is speaking out about how mental illness has affected their family. She broke her silence with Darcy Spencer as part of our Changing Minds series.]]>
<![CDATA[Perfect Match: Woman Donates Kidney to Coworker]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:10:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008086192_1200x675_338372163719.jpg
A Maryland woman donates her kidney to a coworker in need, defying the one in 100,000 odds that they would be a perfect match. Doreen Gentzler reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Who Received Womb Transplant Gives Birth]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:18:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/baby_feet_generic.jpg
A woman in Sweden gave birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Magnesium Can Help With Anxiety]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:35:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/217*120/2014-10-06_1326.jpg
Dr. Joshua Weiner continues to explore supplements that can help improve your mood and mental health.]]>
<![CDATA[Domestic Violence Prevention Programs Don't Work, Researchers Say]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 21:21:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/533c7e92dcd64bed83927453189dbfb2.jpg
In the wake of domestic abuse scandals that have plagued the NFL, the league's commissioner, Roger Goodell, is preparing new initiatives to curb domestic violence in the league and nationwide; the only thing is,...]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Boy Who Died Had Enterovirus]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:45:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/CDC-generic.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control has determined that the 4-year-old New Jersey boy who died at home last week had enterovirus. It's still not clear if the respiratory illness played a direct role or was...

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<![CDATA[Talk Around Town: Ebola Virus]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:49:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008063472_1200x675_337585731770.jpg
WHUR's Troy Johnson's talked to his listeners about their concerns with the Ebola virus.]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola Virus: Facts & Fears]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 20:51:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP107024933809.jpg
News4's Doreen Gentzler lets you know what doctors and medical facilities across the country are looking for in identifying possible Ebola cases.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Ruled Out for D.C. Patient]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:07:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Ebola2.jpg
A patient who was evaluated for Ebola at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., does not have the disease, according to the DC Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
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<![CDATA[How Is Ebola Spread?]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:30:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/456202288.jpg
The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States immediately sparked concerns about who may have been exposed, and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't, spread....

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<![CDATA[Supplements That Can Help Improve Your Mood]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:10:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008059639_1200x675_337457731860.jpg
Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses the psychological benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids.]]>
<![CDATA[Family Leaves Dallas Ebola Home]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:04:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Ebola-Family-Leaves-100314.jpg
A hazardous-materials crew on Friday decontaminated the Texas apartment where an Ebola patient stayed, while public-health officials cut by half the number of people being monitored for any symptoms of...

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<![CDATA[Patient in D.C. Has Ebola-Like Symptoms]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:23:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Untitled-268.jpg
Howard University Hospital has yet to confirm whether or not the patient is infected. The patient had traveled to Nigeria recently.]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Can Enforce Strict Abortion Law: Appeals Court]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:13:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP958169771659.jpg
A U.S. appeals court Thursday allowed Texas to immediately begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions that will effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America's second most-populous state. A

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<![CDATA[Steve Hayes Health Scare]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:17:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008048042_1200x675_337032771915.jpg
Fitness expert Steve Hayes recounts his cardiac arrest, which occurred this summer. Fitness client Jay Nussbaum explains how he helped Hayes survive this scare.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Plans to Do More to Reduce Infant Mortality Rate]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:45:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/pregnant+african+american+black+woman+its+a+girl+shutterstock_207947656.jpg
Special programs have delivered results, but D.C. plans to do more to reduce the number of babies who die before their first birthday.

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<![CDATA[Dr. Jackie: How Concerned Should We Be About Ebola, Enterovirus]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:10:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cdc-ebola.jpg
Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, discusses how concerned we should be about Ebola and enterovirus.]]>
<![CDATA[W. Africa Travelers Warned on Ebola]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:05:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP645337997349.jpg
All people traveling to the United States from countries with Ebola are being warned as of Wednesday about the potentially deadly virus' symptoms, and how it is spread. The

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<![CDATA[Best Treatment Options for Mental Illness]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:45:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008032542_1200x675_336318019705.jpg
Dr. Joshua Weiner shares the best treatment options for those with mental illness.]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas Ambulance Crew Who Brought Ebola Patient to Hospital Is Quarantined]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:03:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Dallas-Fire-Rescue-Vehicle.jpg
The Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance crew who transported the man infected with Ebola to the hospital has been quarantined, according to the City of Dallas. The number of people in the DFR crew...

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<![CDATA[Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect in Md.]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:32:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/maryland_general_assembly.jpg
Marijuana has been decriminalized in Maryland -- but that doesn't mean it's been legalized. Read on for more.

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<![CDATA[Risks of Procedures at Medispas]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:32:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008018446_1200x675_335664707909.jpg
Dr. Cheryl Burgess talks the dangers of doctors not being present during procedures performed at medispas. These medical procedures include plumping thin lips, softening wrinkles, and enhancing...]]>
<![CDATA[Breast Cancer Survivor Wants to Protect Others]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:02:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008018389_1200x675_335662147889.jpg
Breast cancer survivor Maimah Karmo shares her personal battle with the disease after being diagnosed in her early 30s. After treatment, she created the Tiger Lily Foundation to help even young women remember to...]]>
<![CDATA[CDC Confirms 1st U.S. Ebola Case]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:03:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ebola-dallas.jpg
The first case of the Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States has been confirmed in Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday. A spokesperson for Texas Health...

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<![CDATA[NIH Doctor on Dallas Ebola Patient]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:08:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008023690_1200x675_335975491866.jpg
News4's Doreen Gentzler spoke with NIH Director of Allergy and Infection Diseases Anthony S. Fauci about a man's Ebola diagnosis in Dallas and what it means for the virus in the U.S.]]>
<![CDATA[1st U.S. Ebola Case: What to Know]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:56:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States -- a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in

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<![CDATA[Ebola Vaccine Makers' Shares Rise]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:22:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Ebola2.jpg
Shares of some companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola climbed after federal officials announced that the first case of the disease has been diagnosed in the

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<![CDATA[Boy Losing His Sight Travels to See Northern Lights]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:26:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_northernlightsboy0930_1500x845.jpg
Young boy travels to Alaska to view Northern Lights and nature before he goes blind. Blake Essig reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Viagra Ads Target Women for 1st Time]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:32:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tlmd_viagra1.jpg
The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.

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<![CDATA[Doctor With Ebola Hospitalized at NIH]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:25:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008010339_1200x675_335109699950.jpg
News4's Doreen Genztler has the latest on an American doctor who was taken to NIH in Bethesda for Ebola treatment.]]>
<![CDATA[Afraid of EV-D68? Another Virus Is Killing Kids in U.S.]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:07:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/151035165.jpg
Although Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) has grabbed headlines in recent weeks for sickening hundreds of American kids, another virus is sending 75,000 to 125,000 children to the hospital and killing hundreds...

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<![CDATA[Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teens]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:46:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/179799605.jpg
Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends,...

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<![CDATA[California Adopts "Yes Means Yes" Sex-Assault Rule]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:28:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/463273955.jpg
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an assault bill Sunday that requires college students to give consent before sex, AP is reporting. The bill makes California the first state in the nation to define when...

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<![CDATA[5 Texas Babies Test Positive for TB]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:28:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tuberculosis2.jpg
Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month. The...

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<![CDATA[Successful Prescription for Weight Loss]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:22:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007987881_1200x675_334062147861.jpg
A local doctor has found a simple, successful way to help his patients lose weight: He pulls out his prescription pad and writes down how much he wants the patient to lose and advice about how to lose]]>
<![CDATA[Teens Having Fewer Cosmetic Procedures]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:10:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/2014-09-26_1159.jpg
A new survey shows that cosmetic procedures in teens have declined by 8 percent. Dr. Steven Hopping of the Center ror Cosmetic Surgery examines the downward trend.]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick Kennedy Opens Up About Bipolar Disorder, Addictions]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:00:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/87184349.jpg
Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy spoke with News4's Doreen Gentzler about his addictions and bipolar disorder instead of shying away from topics some people think are taboo.

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<![CDATA[Enterovirus Confirmed in N. Texas ]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 01:26:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Enterovirus1.jpg
Several cases of Enterovirus-D68 have been confirmed in North Texas after test results came back positive from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to Dallas County Health and...

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<![CDATA[Hogan Calls for Wider Probe in Md. Health Exchange]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 06:33:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_144311362.jpg
Republican candidate for governor Larry Hogan called for a wider investigation of Maryland's flawed health care exchange website on Thursday with a focus on political donations from companies and state contracts...

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<![CDATA[Vaccinating Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies, Experts Say]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:32:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/497310615.jpg
Vaccinating dogs around the world could essentially eliminate rabies in people, but world leaders remain unconcerned about the disease, despite the fact that it kills more than 60,000 people each year,...

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<![CDATA[1.8 Million Young Adults Have Chlamydia, Survey Finds]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:44:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/1786404641.jpg
A recent survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 2 million young adults have the sexually transmitted disease, chlamydia.

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<![CDATA[Dr. Weil Share Holistic Secrets]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:03:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007974520_1200x675_333432387652.jpg
News4 Your Health is working 4 you. This week, we're learning some of the secrets to living a healthy life from Doctor Andrew Weil.]]>
<![CDATA[Dr. Weil Share Holistic Secrets on Achieving Life Balance]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:02:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007971774_1200x675_333426755925.jpg
News4 Your Health is working 4 you. This week, we're learning some of the secrets to living a healthy life from Doctor Andrew Weil.]]>
<![CDATA[Case of Enterovirus Reported in Md. ]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:26:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tlmd_enterovirus_d68.jpg
Enterovirus D68 now poses a threat to Md. children.

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<![CDATA[Skirt Size Increase Linked to Breast Cancer Risk: Study]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:55:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/weight+loss+generic.jpg
A new study from the journal BMJ Open suggests that woman who go up a skirt size every decade between their 20s and their 60s may be at increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.

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<![CDATA[WHO: Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, 20K Cases Expected ]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:37:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/455657374.jpg
The World Health Organization says researchers expect 20,000 cases of Ebola by November, and that 70 percent of patients are dying, The Associated Press reported. That's a big increase over the...

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<![CDATA[Skin Secrets From Around the World]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:39:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/218*120/2014-09-23_1238.jpg
Dr. Cheryl Burgess reveals beauty secrets from Middle East, Africa, East Asia and Europe that help treat the skin.]]>
<![CDATA[New Study Focuses on ADHD Meds and Growth]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:01:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007962120_1200x675_332923971865.jpg
Dr. Joshua Weiner breaks down a new study on ADHD medications.]]>
<![CDATA[Some Meds Causing Oral Health Problems for Women]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:22:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2014-09-22_1406.jpg
Pregnancy and birth control pills can cause oral health problems. Dr. Claudia Cotca explains what can happen and what to do about it.]]>
<![CDATA[Testicular Cancer Survivor Pushes Giant Ball Across U.S. to Raise Awareness]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:39:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/173069367.jpg
A survivor of testicular cancer is pushing a giant, 6-foot-high inflatable ball across the country to raise awareness about the disease, which is the most common cancer for men between the ages of 15 and...

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<![CDATA[Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:45:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP700081063976.jpg
A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone aimed at controlling the world's worst Ebola epidemic concluded on Sunday, with authorities claiming the controversial operation identified dozens of new infections...

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<![CDATA[Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:12:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/454780658.jpg
The prognosis for the massive Ebola outbreak in West Africa isn't good — but swift action can greatly improve it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA["This Is Not About Me": Meredith Viera]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:14:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/2014-09-22_1253.jpg
Meredith Viera joined us from New York to discuss the response to her revelation about her time in an abusive relationship. She's turned down interviews because she wants to zero in on the issue of...]]>
<![CDATA[3 Found Guilty in Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:36:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/85508200.jpg
A federal jury on Friday found the owner of a peanut plant and two workers at the plant guilty in connection with a salmonella outbreak that led to one of the largest food recalls in

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<![CDATA[Most Adults Nix Flu Shots But Rates Up for Children, Pregnant Women]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:07:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/frieden.JPG
As flu season approaches, health officials released data showing that fewer than 40 percent of health adults get vaccinated. Rates are highest for children younger than five and adults older than 65.

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