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Vaccines for Children Ahead of New School Year
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Vaccines for Children Ahead of New School Year

As a new report from the Center for Disease Control found more parents are getting their children vaccinated, here is what parents should know about vaccines and exams while the new school year approaches. Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

Although experts have long recommended eight hours of sleep a night for adults, several new studies show that seven... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Ask Dr. Bruce

Ask Dr. Bruce

Tune in to NBC4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon to Ask Dr. Bruce. http://4.nbcla.com/1qcLDrC Read »

May 6, 2014
Preparing for Surgery With 3-D Printing

Preparing for Surgery With 3-D Printing

Doctors are now using 3-D printing to create plastic models of their patient's damaged bones and body parts. Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

A person caught the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States this month, health officials say — marking... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds

Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds

Young women are more likely to die from heart attacks than young men, according to a new study in the Journal of the... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
2 More Babies Get Herpes After Ritual Circumcisions: Officials

2 More Babies Get Herpes After Ritual Circumcisions: Officials

Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes in New York this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
10 Million Got Obamacare Coverage, Study Confirms

10 Million Got Obamacare Coverage, Study Confirms

More than 10 million people who were previously uninsured received health insurance under Obamacare,... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble

CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble

The head of a CDC lab in Atlanta that possibly exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected

Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected

A doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has caught the deadly virus, according to the... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Latest on Diabetes, Depression and Food for Kids

Latest on Diabetes, Depression and Food for Kids

Dr. Bruce Hensel has the latest on diabetes, depression and healthy eating for children for NBC4 News at 6 Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Wawona Packing Company, based in California's Central Valley, is recalling white and yellow peaches, white... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island Patients: Officials

Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island...

Officials at a Long Island hospital have diagnosed three patients with a debilitating tropical infection... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Hopkins to Pay $190M Over Gynecologist's Taped Exams

Hopkins to Pay $190M Over Gynecologist's Taped Exams

A gynecologist who secretly used a pen-like camera to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients'... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Braces Options Grow for Special Needs Children

Braces Options Grow for Special Needs Children

For the parents of children with disabilities who need braces, finding an orthodontist who understands their child’s... Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
For Many, Summer Is the Most Stressful Season: Survey

For Many, Summer Is the Most Stressful Season: Survey

Even though summer is associated with relaxation and vacations, a third of Americans say they find it to be the most... Read »

Jul 20, 2014
Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

The Ebola virus that’s killed more than 600 people so far in West Africa may have been smoldering there for... Read »

Jul 20, 2014
Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers

Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on... Read »

Jul 20, 2014
AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.

AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.

The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV fell by more than 30 percent in the United States between 2002 and 2011, AIDS... Read »

Jul 19, 2014
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