4 Your Health - NBC4 Washington

The Latest Health and Wellness News

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 06:29 PM EST

Getting Over 'Fortnite' Addiction

Getting Over 'Fortnite' Addiction

Parents of "Fortnite"-addicted players are being urged to set limits for the wildly popular third-person shooter video game and learn how to spot signs of gaming addiction in their child. 

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 03:51 AM EST

Calif. Doctor Arrested After 5 People Overdose on Opioids

Calif. Doctor Arrested After 5 People Overdose on Opioids

A doctor who owns an urgent care facility in Irvine was arrested Tuesday on charges of illegally distributing opioids, including to a man charged with running over and killing an off-duty Costa Mesa fire captain...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 08:48 AM EST

Unemployment, Income Affect Life Expectancy, Data Show

Unemployment, Income Affect Life Expectancy, Data Show

Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 07:47 AM EST

US Surgeon General Warns of Teen Risks From E-Cigarettes

US Surgeon General Warns of Teen Risks From E-Cigarettes

The government's top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers. In an...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 05:04 PM EST

After Judge's Ruling Against 'Obamacare,' What Happens Now?

After Judge's Ruling Against 'Obamacare,' What Happens Now?

A federal judge's ruling would, if upheld, wipe away the entire Affordable Care Act, the health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama and twice sustained by the Supreme Court. Judge Reed O'Connor's...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 02:09 PM EST

Startup's On-Demand Health Insurance Draws Attention

Startup's On-Demand Health Insurance Draws Attention

People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up. It's a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers buy some of their coverage only if and when...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 01:57 PM EST

Child Abuse Climbs After Friday Report Cards, Study Says

Child Abuse Climbs After Friday Report Cards, Study Says

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled researchers, who had figured...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 10:37 AM EST

Teen Vaping Boom Alarms Health Officials

Teen Vaping Boom Alarms Health Officials

Twice as many high school students have picked up a vaping habit compared to last year - a large, unprecedented jump that is alarming health officials who say teenagers do not realize there is nicotine in...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 10:34 AM EST

Most Teen Drug Use Is Down, But Officials Fret Vaping Boom

Most Teen Drug Use Is Down, But Officials Fret Vaping Boom

Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the...

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 at 05:51 PM EST

Sign-Up Deadline Is Saturday for ACA Health Law Coverage

Sign-Up Deadline Is Saturday for ACA Health Law Coverage

Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of the country. For 2019, premiums are stable, more plans are available, and millions of uninsured people...

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »