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Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 11:18 AM EST

'Thinking About Sex?' DC Uses Racy Ad for Anti-HIV Drug

'Thinking About Sex?' DC Uses Racy Ad for Anti-HIV Drug

As D.C. grapples with the highest HIV rate in the country, city health officials hope a provocative ad campaign will increase awareness of a drug that reduces the risk of infection by over 90 percent.

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 07:49 AM EST

Workout Class Lets You Hang 10 Without the Water

Workout Class Lets You Hang 10 Without the Water

SurfSet in Tysons Corner lets you hang 10 without the water. Interested in trying it out? Mention this News4 segment and get a free weeklong pass to attend the class in Tysons or Reston. 

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 09:53 PM EST

Health Benefits to Losing 5 Percent of Body Weight: Study

Health Benefits to Losing 5 Percent of Body Weight: Study

Shedding just five percent of your body weight does a lot, NBC News reported. It’s enough to decrease total body fat, visceral fat (the dangerous kind that hugs your organs), and liver fat. Plus, that small tip...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 08:24 PM EST

Study Shows Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rate

Study Shows Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rate

Breakthroughs from screenings and treatments have reduced the amount of deaths due to breast cancer. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 04:26 PM EST

Trump Faces Presidential Fitness Test Amid Raised Concerns

Trump Faces Presidential Fitness Test Amid Raised Concerns

President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam as questions swirl about his health and fitness. At 71, he's the oldest person ever elected to the nation's...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 01:46 PM EST

DC Council Passes Women’s Health, Birth Control Access Bill

DC Council Passes Women’s Health, Birth Control Access Bill

The D.C. Council unanimously passed a health bill that would allow women to get birth control without a doctor’s prescription, leaving the law’s fate to the mayor and Congress.

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 01:18 PM EST

Teen's Touching Story of Caring for Whole Family Goes Viral

Teen's Touching Story of Caring for Whole Family Goes Viral

Sometimes Jonathan Gutierrez' mom cries because she feels so humiliated that he has to look after her. But the 15-year-old always reassures her. "If I cry, he yells at me, 'Don’t cry Mommy, don’t cry. This...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 08:37 AM EST

Apple Shareholders Call on Board to Study Screen Time Impact

Apple Shareholders Call on Board to Study Screen Time Impact

Apple shareholders are calling on the company's board of directors to study the impact of smartphones on children. Parents have expressed concern about the amount of time kids spend on their smartphones, and...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 07:59 AM EST

Repeat Flu Shots Offer Lingering Benefits in Elderly: Study

Repeat Flu Shots Offer Lingering Benefits in Elderly: Study

There's a good reason not to skip the flu shot this year: a new study has found that older adults who get the shot every flu season were less likely to die or be hospitalized with severe complications, NBC News...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 07:10 AM EST

GoGo Fitness Gets the Party Started

GoGo Fitness Gets the Party Started

Are you hoping to get fit for the new year? It's the resolution many of us make this time of year. We're working for you to find the right workout to keep you motivated. News 4's Molette Green checked...

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