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Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 01:54 PM EDT

Dr. Jackie Gives Advice for How to Cope With Fall Allergies

Dr. Jackie Gives Advice for How to Cope With Fall Allergies

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, discusses with Pat Lawson Muse the best way to cope with fall allergies.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 01:52 PM EDT

Tour Sibley Hospital's New State-of-the-Art Patient Tower

Tour Sibley Hospital's New State-of-the-Art Patient Tower

After several years of construction, the opening of Sibley Hospital's new state-of-the-art patient tower in upper northwest D.C. is just days away. News4 got a preview Wednesday. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 05:49 PM EDT

Mylan CEO Defends EpiPen Cost to Angry Lawmakers

Mylan CEO Defends EpiPen Cost to Angry Lawmakers

Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant cost increase of its life-saving EpiPens and the profits for a company with sales...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 06:06 PM EDT

Drug-Resistant Superbugs a 'Fundamental Threat': WHO

Drug-Resistant Superbugs a 'Fundamental Threat': WHO

While antibiotics were once hailed as miracle drugs, they've been abused and overused so much that they are now often useless against fast-evolving bacteria. And that bacterial evolution is far outpacing humans’...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 03:14 PM EDT

Zuckerbergs Pledge $3B to 'Cure, Prevent or Manage All Disease'

Zuckerbergs Pledge $3B to 'Cure, Prevent or Manage All Disease'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have a lofty new goal: to cure, manage or eradicate all disease by the end of this century. To this end, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, their...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 01:58 PM EDT

Chipotle's New Push to Convince People Its Food Is Safe

Chipotle's New Push to Convince People Its Food Is Safe

Chipotle is making another push to convince people that its food won't make them sick, with plans to run more newspaper and digital ads outlining the safety steps it has taken since last year's E. coli...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 01:18 PM EDT

When a Teacher Says Your Child May Have ADHD

When a Teacher Says Your Child May Have ADHD

Your child's teacher says they wonder if your child has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Child psychiatrist Dr. Joshua Weiner talks with News4's Eun Yang about what could be going on and what questions...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 11:13 AM EDT

Fitness Trackers No Guarantee for Weight Loss

Fitness Trackers No Guarantee for Weight Loss

A new study suggests wearing a fitness tracker to tally the number of steps you take in a day doesn't necessarily mean the numbers on the scale will come down. The University of Pittsburgh recruited more than...

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 08:35 PM EDT

Mylan CEO Defends EpiPen Prices

Mylan CEO Defends EpiPen Prices

The head of pharmaceutical company Mylan is defending the cost for life-saving EpiPens and signaling the company has no plans to lower prices despite a public outcry.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 06:13 PM EDT

Smoking Leaves DNA Damage Years After Quitting: Study

Smoking Leaves DNA Damage Years After Quitting: Study

Most — but not all — DNA damage from smoking fades over time, and the genetic changes occur in clear patterns, researchers reported in an American Heart Association journal Tuesday, according to NBC News. The...