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Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 at 08:30 PM EDT

Newly Approved Device Allows Meniscus Repair

Newly Approved Device Allows Meniscus Repair

Cutting-edge technology could bring relief to a lot of people with knee pain. Doreen Gentzler reports on the newly approved device.

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 at 06:25 PM EDT

Setbacks for Trump's Drive to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Setbacks for Trump's Drive to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

After two setbacks this week, President Donald Trump is now focusing his drive to curb drug costs on congressional efforts aimed at helping people on Medicare and younger generations covered by workplace...

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 at 10:09 AM EDT

You Could Be Risking an Infection With Dip-Powder Manicures

You Could Be Risking an Infection With Dip-Powder Manicures

Nail dipping, or dip powder nails, is a long-lasting manicure trend that's grown in popularity over the last couple years. It's not a new technique; it's been around since the 90s. But since 2017, nail...

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 03:25 PM EDT

Trump Directs Government to Revamp Care for Kidney Disease

Trump Directs Government to Revamp Care for Kidney Disease

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday revamping care for kidney disease so more people whose kidneys fail can have a chance at early transplants and home dialysis, and others don't get that...

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 10:26 AM EDT

Merck’s Ebola Vaccine Helps Combat Deadly Outbreak in the Congo as the Virus Spreads

Merck’s Ebola Vaccine Helps Combat Deadly Outbreak in the Congo as the Virus Spreads

The Ebola virus is once again wreaking havoc in the war-torn North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, claiming an estimated 1,625 lives so far in its second-deadliest outbreak...

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 08:19 AM EDT

Providence Reopens as Ward 5's First Urgent Care Center

Providence Reopens as Ward 5's First Urgent Care Center

D.C.'s oldest hospital has started its new life as an urgent care facility.

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 06:35 AM EDT

California OKs Health Benefits to Immigrants in U.S. Illegally

California OKs Health Benefits to Immigrants in U.S. Illegally

California has become the first state to offer taxpayer-funded health benefits to young adults living in the country illegally. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes...

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 07:43 PM EDT

Menu Minefields: Popular Dishes That Can Derail Your Diet

Menu Minefields: Popular Dishes That Can Derail Your Diet

Restaurant chains are required to post calorie counts on their menus, but that's not the only thing you need to watch out for if you're trying to eat healthy. News4's Doreen Gentzler explains why.

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 03:58 PM EDT

US Life Expectancy Has Been Declining. Here's Why

US Life Expectancy Has Been Declining. Here's Why

The average life expectancy in the U.S. has been on the decline for three consecutive years. A baby born in 2017 is expected to live to be 78.6 years old, which is down from 78.7 the year before, according...

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 01:09 PM EDT

In US 1st, Baby Is Born From Dead Donor's Transplanted Womb

In US 1st, Baby Is Born From Dead Donor's Transplanted Womb

The Cleveland Clinic says it has delivered the first baby in North America after a womb transplant from a dead donor. Uterine transplants have enabled more than a dozen women to give birth, usually with...

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