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Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 07:02 PM EDT

Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses

Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses

Women across the country are using creative methods to get their message on reproductive rights to their local and state legislative bodies by channeling the characters from the dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 02:30 PM EDT

FDA Wants To Stop Pharma From 'Gaming' Generic Drug System

FDA Wants To Stop Pharma From 'Gaming' Generic Drug System

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to stop pharmaceutical companies from "gaming" the system by blocking or delaying generic competition, Reuters reported. The agency plans a public meeting on July...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 02:13 PM EDT

Namaste: It's International Yoga Day

Namaste: It's International Yoga Day

June 21 is the third annual International Yoga Day, which thousands of yogis across the world marked at mass gatherings. It's estimated that over 36 million Americans practice yoga annually, spending more...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:28 PM EDT

How Other People Can Influence Suicidal Individuals

How Other People Can Influence Suicidal Individuals

Suicide occurs almost twice as often as murder. Each year, about 36,000 people in the United States die by suicide. News4's Eun Yang takes a look at the influence of others on suicidal individuals.

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 08:02 AM EDT

GOP Medicaid Cuts Would Hit States Battling Opioid Epidemic

GOP Medicaid Cuts Would Hit States Battling Opioid Epidemic

The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up. Medicaid cuts resulting from the GOP legislation would hit...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 06:59 AM EDT

4 Resources to Use When Your Child Has an Emergency

4 Resources to Use When Your Child Has an Emergency

Dr. Kurt Newman, president and CEO at Children’s National Hospital, recommends the following online resources:

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 07:35 PM EDT

How You Use Sunscreen Just as Important as How You Choose Sunscreen

How You Use Sunscreen Just as Important as How You Choose Sunscreen

Picking the wrong sunscreen can have painful and dangerous consequences. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan shares some important advice to help you avoid getting burned.

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 06:03 PM EDT

They're Back! Numbers of Ticks are High Across New England

They're Back! Numbers of Ticks are High Across New England

Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers. Much of the region got a respite last year as the drought took...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 03:03 PM EDT

Tiny Grads: NICU Nurses Hold Graduation for Babies

Tiny Grads: NICU Nurses Hold Graduation for Babies

Babies leaving the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are getting their own graduation ceremony, complete with miniature caps and gowns, courtesy of their nurses at the CaroMont Regional Medical Center.

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 07:55 AM EDT

India's No-Meat, No-Lust Advice for Pregnant Women Ridiculed

India's No-Meat, No-Lust Advice for Pregnant Women Ridiculed

India's government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts, but doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering India's already-poor record with maternal...

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