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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.

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 at 06:43 PM EDT

E-Cigarette Use Now an Epidemic Among Teens, FDA Says

E-Cigarette Use Now an Epidemic Among Teens, FDA Says

The FDA is promising to crack down on e-cigarette manufacturers and sellers. News4's Aimee Cho talks with a parent of a teen, and a college student who smokes a Juul.

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 at 01:16 PM EDT

What You Need to Know About Suicide Prevention

What You Need to Know About Suicide Prevention

People are joining forces to call for an end to the use of the phrase “commit suicide” in an effort to try and help save lives. News4's Eun Yang spoke with Dr. Joshua Weiner about suicide...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 12:14 PM EDT

Active Shooter Study: Semi-Automatic Rifles Deadlier

Active Shooter Study: Semi-Automatic Rifles Deadlier

Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 10:20 AM EDT

Doctors Gave No Reason for 1/3 of Opioid Prescriptions: Study

Doctors Gave No Reason for 1/3 of Opioid Prescriptions: Study

New research shows that about one-third of doctors who prescribed opioids in the buildup to the opioid overdose epidemic gave no reason for doing so, according to NBC News. In 29 percent of cases between...

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