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Monday, May 8, 2017 at 03:37 PM EDT

Changing Minds: An NBC4 Special Project

Changing Minds: An NBC4 Special Project

NBC4 is shining a light on mental health and mental illness by providing education, information and hope.

Monday, Nov 12, 2018 at 09:34 AM EST

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government's...

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 08:02 PM EST

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements,...

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 11:39 PM EST

Murder Victim's Mother Meets Girl Who Received His Heart

Murder Victim's Mother Meets Girl Who Received His Heart

Using a stethoscope, Jennifer Young was able to hear her son Xavier's heart beat in Gwen Ihm, a 13-year-old cancer survivor who received his heart during a transplant. Darcy Spencer reports.

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 08:36 AM EST

Medicare Expands Access to in-Home Support for Seniors

Medicare Expands Access to in-Home Support for Seniors

In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through...

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