<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Health News - [DC Health Feature]4 Your Health]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health en-us Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:03:36 -0400 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:03:36 -0400 NBC Local Integrated Media <![CDATA[Va. Man on 10,000-Mile Run for Suicide Prevention]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:10:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/runner_generic_5.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Judge Blocks Enforcement of New La. Abortion Law]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:41:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tlmd_gavel_shutterstock_120159574.jpg
A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law, The Associated Press reported.]]>
<![CDATA[Changing Minds: An NBC4 Special Project]]> Mon, 05 May 2014 16:41:26 -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!]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:29:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20140627+Expo+Overview.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.]]>
<![CDATA[Widow: Defibrillator Not Used on Husband Because of Hairy Chest]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:54:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/129375745.jpg
A New Mexico woman is asking Southwest Airlines to review its training policies after her husband suffered a heart attack on a flight and wasn't immediately hooked up to a defibrillator because his chest...

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<![CDATA[Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:57:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP091109173400.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[West Nile Virus Detected in Maryland Resident]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:25:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/westnilevirus.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Outbreak Likely Started From 1 Person: Study]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:36:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/454224146.jpg
One infected person likely started the Ebola outbreak that is devastating West Africa, a new genetic analysis suggests.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Testing to Begin Next Week at NIH in Bethesda]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:41:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/EBOLA_1200x675_322915395985.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Danger in La. Water: What to Know About Brain-Destroying Amoeba]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:27:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/water-faucet-generic.jpg
A rare but potentially deadly brain-destroying amoeba was found in a parish water supply in Louisiana, putting a community on edge.

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<![CDATA[Helping Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:46:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007654940_1200x675_322499139506.jpg
That morning trudge to the bus stop has already begun for some students in the D.C. area, and while you've likely crossed many items from your child's back-to-school list, it may be time to check in with...]]>
<![CDATA[Boston Marathon Dream Wedding]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:27:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/edt-KJWedding1.jpg
If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.

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<![CDATA[Healthiest Cereals to Kick-Start Your Morning]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:23:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cereal+cheerios.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.]]>
<![CDATA[1st Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Start]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:30:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/454224146.jpg
The U.S. government and drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will announce Thursday that they are starting the first human trials of an Ebola vaccine, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[New Wrinkle Treatments Without Botox]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:40:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007641108_1200x675_322164803690.jpg
Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Burgess explains some new treatments for "laugh lines" and wrinkles that don't include botox or traditional fillers.]]>
<![CDATA[Doctors Say Early School Start Times Could Impact Health]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:15:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007626968_1200x675_321902659909.jpg
Doctors tell us that children are biologically programmed to sleep between certain hours. But with schools starting so early, they're missing that window and that can be affecting everything from their grades to...]]>
<![CDATA[Pediatricians' Rx for Schools: Later Start Times]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:45:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/219*120/Teenager+Sleeping.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Pediatricians Recommend Later School Times for Teens]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:59:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/501886003.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Sam's Club Caesar Salads Recalled]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:28:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/sams_club1.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Watch our 'Changing Minds' Special]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:25:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/240*120/20140430+ChangingMinds2.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.]]>
<![CDATA[Whole Foods Pulls Yogurt Over Sugar]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:35:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/whole+foods+yogurt+allegations.JPG
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.]]>
<![CDATA[Pan-Seared Herb Crusted Salmon Recipe]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:25:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2014-08-22_1208.png
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Man Shares ALS Reality]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:42:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ALSchallenge.JPG
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:32:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Cured of Ebola: What to Know]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:16:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/brantly-writebol-jet.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[What Cured Ebola Patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol?]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:23:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/453918794.jpg
The two U.S. Ebola patients left an Atlanta hospital on Thursday infection free, after becoming the first human beings to receive an experimental drug called Zmapp.

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<![CDATA["Thrilled": U.S. Doctor Beats Ebola]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:55:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Brantly+doctors.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA["Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:09:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/228*120/176765941.jpg
The number of people who traveled to Switzerland for a voluntary assisted death doubled between 2008 and 2012, researchers reported Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Back-to-School Vaccinations]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:20:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007579439_1200x675_320265795983.jpg
Starting this school year, some students will be required to get new vaccinations. Doctors say the hope is that parents will do a better job staying on top of their children's immunizations.]]>
<![CDATA[Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:20:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP119442337886.jpg
Researchers in the fight against Ebola are hopeful after an experimental drug cured monkeys infected with the Marburg virus — a close relative of Ebola — even after they began showing symptoms, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Helping Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:21:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Allentown_High_School.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Almond, Peanut Butter Recalled]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:04:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/100308-peanut-butter-attack.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Finding Beauty in Mental Illness]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:38:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007564879_1200x675_319761987675.jpg
Meet some of the artists behind a gigantic online exhibit called the Broken Light Collective, and see their work by clicking here. They're changing minds and erasing the stigma around...]]>
<![CDATA[Acne Myths: What to Know About Clear Skin]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:52:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007563034_1200x675_319515203712.jpg
Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Burgess dispels some of the myths surrounding acne and skin health.]]>
<![CDATA[Are Your Teeth Healthy? What to Look For]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:38:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-18_1437.jpg
Dr. Claudia Cotca tells Barbara Harrison some of the signs of good and bad oral health.]]>
<![CDATA[Changing Minds: Depression and Parkinson's Disease]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:38:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007532697_1200x675_318599747818.jpg
Doctors say depression is more common in newly-diagnosed Parkinson's patients. Dr. Fernando Pagan from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital explains what the study means.]]>
<![CDATA[Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 03:32:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/453699340.jpg
Residents of a large slum looted an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia's capital on Saturday, raising fears that stolen items, which are likely infected with the virus, will spread Ebola throughout the city,...

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<![CDATA[Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:54:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/453685642.jpg
Liberian authorities opened a second Ebola treatment center in the country's capital after the first became overwhelmed by patients, Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said.

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<![CDATA[Helping Victims of Child Abuse]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:38:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2014-08-15_1244.png
News4's Eun Yang reports on one organization that's using a unique method of therapy to help heal abused children.]]>
<![CDATA[Laser Technology May Help Achieve Cosmetic Goals]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:48:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/212*120/2014-08-15_12471.png
Most of you have probably never visited a cosmetic surgeon, but looking and feeling better are universal goals. Laser technology can help you achieve that goal. Dr. Steven Hopping explains.]]>
<![CDATA[Md. Clinic to Host Health Fair for Moms, Kids]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:16:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/stethescope+generic.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:39:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/whole_foods.JPG
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:10:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/randalls+island+mrsa.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.]]>
<![CDATA[Living With Schizophrenia]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:38:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Elyn+Saks.jpg
A woman with schizophrenia overcame many challenges to get to the successful position she's in today. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:02:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/101425167.jpg
A new study suggests that it's safe for healthy people to eat about twice as much salt as currently recommended, despite federal guidelines that warn otherwise, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Survey: More Than Half of Young Athletes Would Play Hurt]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:11:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007497680_1200x675_317841475903.jpg
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.]]>
<![CDATA[American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:28:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP34059122675.jpg
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...

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<![CDATA[Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:40:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ApplegateRecall.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[The Ride to Conquer Cancer]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:48:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007489677_1200x675_317499459542.jpg
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...]]>
<![CDATA[Crafting an Emergency Skincare Kit]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:47:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007489172_1200x675_317485123506.jpg
Dr. Cheryl Burgess explains how to assemble a travel kit to deal with cuts, bug bites and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Vaccine Requirements Now Stricter in Md. Schools]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:33:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/vaccine+needle+hand.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:42:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/180167875.jpg
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.

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<![CDATA["Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:28:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP254939745717.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:54:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP939989916435.jpg
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...

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<![CDATA[25 Years Ago, Different Ebola Outbreak in Virginia]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:18:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Liberian President Apologizes for Ebola Deaths]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 08:38:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP674376131280.jpg
The president of Liberia apologized on Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare workers fighting a deadly Ebola outbreak, which has killed nearly 1,000 people West Africa,...

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<![CDATA[School Lunches Around the World]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:54:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/LunchPakistan2.jpg
Photographers captured the lunch fare for students in several countries earlier this month, showing a range of foods, customs, and nutritional standards.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Researcher Confident in Drug]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:26:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/inside-Ebola-lab-san-diego.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.]]>
<![CDATA[Staying Fit After 50: The Best Exercises]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:08:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007443639_1200x675_316146755550.jpg
Fitness expert Steve Hayes demonstrates some of the best exercises to help you stay fit after 50 -- or at any age.]]>
<![CDATA[Tick Can Trigger Red Meat Allergy]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:20:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ticks+long+island.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:00:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_191826866.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[CDC Chief Warns Against "False Hopes" on Ebola Drugs]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:36:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP264201044119.jpg
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that the federal government is looking at experimental Ebola treatments but that even if testing goes well, scientists are "months or...

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<![CDATA[Local Charity at the Forefront of Fight Against Ebola]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:14:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007444341_1200x675_316192323600.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.]]>
<![CDATA[Scientists Identify New Breast Cancer Gene]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:18:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007439972_1200x675_316020803623.jpg
A newly identified gene known as PALB-2 could increase your risk of breast cancer. Women who carry the gene were found to have a one in three chance of developing the cancer by age]]>
<![CDATA[Tattoo Ink Causing Rash of Infections, FDA Warns]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:57:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tattoo-149263466.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Cancer Patient's One Direction Wish]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:21:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/6yo+cancer+patient.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA["Gross" or "Magical": Families Burn Umbilical Cords]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:24:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/151049859.jpg
Cord burning has been practiced by various cultures for many years, but it's becoming more popular in the states, with families saying that burning a baby's umbilical cord, instead of having a doctor cut...

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<![CDATA[D.C.-Area Fitness Phenomenon Counts First Lady as Fan]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:45:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007426777_1200x675_315805763876.jpg
A new fitness phenomenon is sweeping the area. It promises a grueling workout, with real results. People at all fitness levels are signing up, including the first lady. News4's Eun Yang talked to the...]]>
<![CDATA[How to Work Out Like Michelle Obama]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:18:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-06_1642.jpg
Anne Mahlum of Solidcore teaches News4's Eun Yang some key moves for long, lean muscles. It's a tough workout -- and the first lady is a big fan.]]>
<![CDATA[NIH Scientists Closer Than Ever to Ebola Vaccine]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:23:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NIH+Scientists+Ebola+Vaccine+080614.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Get Your Sleep Schedule Back on Track for Back-to-School]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:46:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007426761_1200x675_315727939637.jpg
You may have started to load up on school supplies, but what about gearing up for a brand-new routine? News4's Barbara Harrison talks with psychiatrist Joshua Weiner about ways to get students back on...]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola Outbreak: 5 Things Air Travelers Need to Know]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:22:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Ebola2.jpg
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which claimed at least 887 lives, has many people wondering whether the virus could be spread through air travel.

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<![CDATA[New Ebola Treatment Uses an Old Idea]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:38:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP6453379973491.jpg
The experimental treatment given to the two Americans infected with the Ebola virus uses an old idea, serum, devised more than 100 years ago in the 1800s, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Summer Skin Irritation: Causes and Treatments]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:34:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007411706_1200x675_315220547878.jpg
Dr. Cheryl Burgess explains some of the fungal skin conditions that summer heat can cause -- as well as some of the treatments that are available.]]>
<![CDATA[Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking ]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:56:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP080729033573.jpg
Researchers discovered teenagers are more at risk of getting hit by cars while distracted than any other demographic they have studied in the past.]]>
<![CDATA[Stress Can Lead to Extreme Cases of Domestic Violence]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:39:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007402552_1200x675_315001923759.jpg
Nathaniel Herr, professor of psychology at American University, says certain stresses can ignite a spark in someone to become violent. News4's Pat Lawson Muse reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Need a Vacation? Try These Yoga Poses]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:55:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007398464_1200x675_314866243964.jpg
Whether you're hitting the beach or staying at home, try out a few yoga poses that will make you feel extra relaxed. Boundless Yoga's Kim Weeks demonstrates.

By Barbara Harrison]]>
<![CDATA[Mass. Doctor Going to Fight Ebola]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:22:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Nahid+Bhadelia.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Community Remembers Ebola Victim With Ties to Md.]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 20:58:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007388907_1200x675_314711107533.jpg
News4's Derrick Ward spoke to the brother of Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan. Dr. Khan was leading the effort to stop the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, but contracted the disease and died.]]>
<![CDATA[New York Times To Run Ad From Marijuana Company]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 23:33:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/e2f571ea7dd14bf8a3933c66e4655798.jpg
The New York Times will run a full-page advertisement on Sunday for a company that helps marijuana users find pot dispensaries and choose strains, Reuters reported.]]>
<![CDATA[Toledo Tap Water Remains Off-Limits for Third Day]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:59:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP67802778329.jpg
Residents in northwestern Ohio remained unable to use tap water for a third day after testing showed toxins were still present in the city’s water supply, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[10 Questions You Never Thought You'd Ask About Ebola]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:38:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ebola.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Getting Your Diet Back on Track]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:59:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/weightmeasure.jpg
Nutritionist Jonny Bowden is in the studio to discuss healthy ways to choose foods throughout the day, including easy ways to incorportate more omega-3's and fiber into your diet.

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<![CDATA[Sierra Leone Declares State of Emergency Over Ebola]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:15:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/4514396121.jpg
Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency Wednesday to halt the spread of the largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Contractors Allowed to Fumble Obamacare Website: GAO]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:40:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tlmd_obamacare_california_los_angeles1.jpg
A team at the Department of Health and Human Services failed to plan properly or watch over contractors hired to set up and run Healthcare.gov, leading to its blowout when it launched in October, according to a...]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola: What You Need to Know]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:59:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007349852_1200x675_313675843893.jpg
Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Md. explains what you need to know about the deadly virus Ebola.]]>
<![CDATA[Food That Could Improve Your Mood]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:40:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007346176_1200x675_313583683939.jpg
Psychiatrist Dr. Joshua Weiner talks about the types of food and supplements that can elevate your mood and improve your mental health.]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola Scare Briefly Closes Charlotte ER]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:06:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/emergency-room-generic.jpg
A possible Ebola scare closed a Charlotte area emergency room briefly overnight amid heightened fears about the deadly virus, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA["We Need More": Fight Against Ebola Is Thin on Ground]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:42:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ebola.jpg
The biggest outbreak of Ebola in history is affecting over 1,200 people and continues to spread with no end in sight.

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<![CDATA[Tips for Protecting Your Skin This Summer]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:54:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-29_1654.jpg
In light of a new warning about melanoma, Dr. Cheryl Burgess has the do's and don'ts of being outside this summer.]]>
<![CDATA[Preventing the Fastest-Growing Cancer in the U.S.]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:08:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007328471_1200x675_313243715831.jpg
Medical experts are asking people to protect themselves from skin cancer this summer. The disease is the fastest-growing form of cancer in the United States.]]>
<![CDATA[Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:38:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/72814+Lightning.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Keys to Brightening Your Smile]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:36:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007318296_1200x675_312965187974.jpg
Need a reason to smile? If your teeth are stained or out of alignment, Dr. Claudia Cotca has a few tips to get your smile looking brighter this summer.]]>
<![CDATA[Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes: Study]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:44:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/108129279.jpg
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<![CDATA[Second American Diagnosed With Ebola in Liberia]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:12:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/072614+Dr+Kent+Brantly+Ebola.jpg
A second U.S. citizen working in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, a charitable organization working in the county said on Sunday, the Associated Press reported.]]>
<![CDATA[The Case for Legalized Marijuana]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:09:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/177534647.jpg
On Sunday, The New York Times became the largest U.S. newspaper to support decriminalizing pot on the federal level.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:50:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/452620484.jpg
A 33-year-old American doctor helping fight Ebola in Liberia's capital has come down with the hemorrhagic fever, Reuters reported.

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<![CDATA[New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:55:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/452520024.jpg
In a big win for legal weed, The New York Times on Saturday called for an end to the federal government's ban on marijuana, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Pharmacists Say Generic Drugs Prices Are Skyrocketing]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:26:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007269774_1200x675_312486979769.jpg
Generic drugs are supposed to save you money, costing less than their brand name counterparts. But as News4's Doreen Gentzler reports, prices of these medications are skyrocketing, putting a strain on not...]]>
<![CDATA['Look Before You Lock': Preventing Hot Car Deaths]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:17:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/HotCarPush0724_MP4_1200x675_312224323848.jpg
More cases of children left in hot cars have occurred this summer -- and one father is turning his tragedy into a campaign to "look before you lock" the car.]]>
<![CDATA[7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:57:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/179265145.jpg
Although experts have long recommended eight hours of sleep a night for adults, several new studies show that seven hours may be the best amount.

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<![CDATA[Chikungunya: What You Need to Know]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:40:24 -0400 Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/181*120/tlmd_virus_mortales_03.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/102141189.jpg
Young women are more likely to die from heart attacks than young men, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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<![CDATA[Babies Get Herpes After Ritual: DOH]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:10:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_Circumcision0906_722x406_2119014932.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.]]>
<![CDATA[10 Million Got Obamacare Coverage, Study Confirms]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:49:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tlmd_obamacare_beneficios.jpg
More than 10 million people who were previously uninsured received health insurance under Obamacare, researchers said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:54:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP090427022315.jpg
The head of a CDC lab in Atlanta that possibly exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:24:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/451439668.jpg
A doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has caught the deadly virus, according to the country's government.

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<![CDATA[Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:54:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/181*120/107069231.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Hispanic Community Works to Shatter Mental Illness Stigma]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:38:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/National+Alliance+on+Mental+Illness+sign.jpg
News4's Richard Jordan reports on a new initiative in Montgomery County intended to shatter the stigma around mental illness in the Hispanic community. For more information, visit the National Alliance...

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<![CDATA[How Safe Are Over-the-Counter Products?]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:03:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-22_1302.jpg
Dr. Cheryl Burgess joins Aaron Gilchrist in the studio to discuss the safety of some over-the-counter products, including common acne medications. While the products might be safe for some, there are a...]]>
<![CDATA[Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:02:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/07-21-2014-peaches-recall.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island Patients: Officials]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:50:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP702217698660.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Tips for Joggers on Staying Safe]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:50:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007247802_1200x675_310670403797.jpg
News4's Shomari Stone has some safety tips for joggers after a woman was assaulted while running in Fairfax County.]]>
<![CDATA[Hopkins to Pay $190M Over Gynecologist's Taped Exams]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:25:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/hospital-AP594829504262.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[For Many, Summer Is the Most Stressful Season: Survey]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:21:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/452334360.jpg
Even though summer is associated with relaxation and vacations, a third of Americans say they find it to be the most stressful season of the year, according to a new study conducted by SleepRate.

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<![CDATA[Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:24:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/4848308411.jpg
The Ebola virus that’s killed more than 600 people so far in West Africa may have been smoldering there for years and has almost certainly sickened people who thought they had something else, researchers say.

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<![CDATA[Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:36:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/powdered+caffeine.JPG
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<![CDATA[AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:39:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/452309984.jpg
The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV fell by more than 30 percent in the United States between 2002 and 2011, AIDS researchers announced on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Protecting Your Skin Lessens Risk Later in Life]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:42:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007219209_1200x675_307860035653.jpg
Dr. Steven Hopping joins Barbara Harrison in the studio to discuss the risks of fatal skin cancer, and how to protect your children against the disease.]]>
<![CDATA[Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:21:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP101221130426.jpg
Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest food distributor, has agreed to pay $19.4 million in penalties and restitution after an NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered the company’s secret food sheds...

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<![CDATA[States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims ]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/156446812.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Painful Mosquito Virus Now in U.S.]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:48:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP702217698660.jpg
A painful virus passed on by mosquitoes that has been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean and Central America has made its way to the U.S., with the first reported cases in a Florida man and woman who had...

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<![CDATA[From the Golden Gate Bridge to Teaching Suicide Prevention]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:17:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/05-13-2014-golden-gate-bridge-traffic.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:08:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP627922603331.jpg
A slew of newly-discovered safety violations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention were the focus of a House subcommittee meeting on Wednesday, as were allegations that the agency sought to cover...

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<![CDATA[300 Vials Labeled Influenza, Dengue Found at Bethesda Lab]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:48:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20140708+Smallpox.jpg
The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

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<![CDATA[Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:00:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/4685186871.jpg
Niacin may cause severe side effects and doesn't seem to reduce rates of stroke, heart attack or chest pain, according to two reports published Wednesday.

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