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Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 06:53 AM EDT

Selena Gomez Undergoes Kidney Transplant Due to Lupus

Selena Gomez Undergoes Kidney Transplant Due to Lupus

Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actress Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the actress-singer revealed Thursday. Gomez disclosed in an Instagram post confirmed...

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 07:05 AM EDT

Virginia Health Officials: Get Your Flu Vaccine

Virginia Health Officials: Get Your Flu Vaccine

Health officials are urging all Virginia residents six months and older to get an annual flu vaccine.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 06:46 PM EDT

Tips for Preparing Your Family for an Emergency

Tips for Preparing Your Family for an Emergency

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, gives tips on how to prepare yourself and your family for emergencies.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 12:21 PM EDT

Study: You May Be Able to Sweat Away Depression

Study: You May Be Able to Sweat Away Depression

Dr. Joshua Weiner joins News4's Eun Yang to discuss a recent study that suggests hyperthermia could help healthy adults manage depression.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 01:19 PM EDT

Study Prompts Call to Examine Flu Vaccine and Miscarriages

Study Prompts Call to Examine Flu Vaccine and Miscarriages

A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Vaccine...

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 06:43 PM EDT

Sanders Would Make Government Health Care Role Even Bigger

Sanders Would Make Government Health Care Role Even Bigger

In an animated, campaign-style rally, Sen. Bernie Sanders unwrapped his plan to remake the nation's convoluted health care system into federally run health insurance Wednesday — a costly proposal embraced by...

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 at 12:55 PM EDT

Age Matters When It Comes to Screening for Cervical Cancer

Age Matters When It Comes to Screening for Cervical Cancer

Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus. Draft national...

Monday, Sep 11, 2017 at 06:22 PM EDT

Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More

Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More

Puppies carrying a common germ have infected 39 people and put nine of them into the hospital, federal health officials told NBC News. The cases are all linked to puppies sold in seven states by the pet...

Monday, Sep 11, 2017 at 05:37 PM EDT

Family Meets Recipient of Late Daughter's Lungs

Family Meets Recipient of Late Daughter's Lungs

A Virginia family who lost their daugther a year ago got a chance to hear her lungs again.

Friday, Sep 8, 2017 at 08:08 PM EDT

DC-Based Group Helps Deliver Health Care in Disaster Zones

DC-Based Group Helps Deliver Health Care in Disaster Zones

A small organization based in Washington, D.C., is working around the clock to make sure people in disaster zones get the medical attention they need for their chronic illnesses.

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