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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 08:51 PM EDT

Biden to Host National Cancer Research Summit in Washington

Biden to Host National Cancer Research Summit in Washington

Although the participant list hasn't been announced, Biden's office said cancer survivors and researchers would join data experts and representatives from federal agencies working on treatments for the disease.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 01:10 PM EDT

Finding Peace in a Labyrinth Walk

Finding Peace in a Labyrinth Walk

In advance of her new documentary, "Labyrinth Journeys," Cintia Cabib discusses the use of labyrinths, paths that allow walkers to lose themselves in personal reflection.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 04:44 PM EDT

Family Health Care Costs Have Tripled Since '01: Analysis

Family Health Care Costs Have Tripled Since '01: Analysis

The costs of providing health care to an average American family surpassed $25,000 for the first time in 2016 — even as the rate of health cost increases slowed to a record low, a new analysis revealed...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 02:33 PM EDT

BMX Legend Dave Mirra Had Brain Disease: Report

BMX Legend Dave Mirra Had Brain Disease: Report

Doctors have reportedly concluded that BMX rider Dave Mirra, who took his own life in February, suffered from the brain disease CTE. ESPN reports a neuropathologist at the University of Toronto and two others...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 06:34 PM EDT

Woman Posts Signs to Search for Kidney Donor

Woman Posts Signs to Search for Kidney Donor

A woman in desperate need of a kidney donor has turned to an old-fashioned way of spreading the word. News4's Molette Green reports.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 12:25 PM EDT

DC Greens Links Communities to Healthy Foods

DC Greens Links Communities to Healthy Foods

Food education, food access and food policy are all part of the mission of DC Greens, a local nonprofit that helps link neighborhoods to healthy foods. Tuesday night, the organization wants you to eat well...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:48 AM EDT

'Natural' Mosquito Repellents Don't Last: Consumer Reports

'Natural' Mosquito Repellents Don't Last: Consumer Reports

Most so-called natural mosquito repellents containing naturally derived oils smell nice but don't keep mosquitos off as long as those containing synthetic chemicals, Consumer Reports found. Consumer Reports...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 09:00 AM EDT

No Harm From 'Cry It Out' Baby Sleep Method: Study

No Harm From 'Cry It Out' Baby Sleep Method: Study

A new study suggests that infants left to CIO — "cry it out" or cry themselves to sleep will not suffer any emotional, behavioral or parental attachment problems, Today.com reported.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 08:13 PM EDT

VA Begins Bold Moves to Fight Zika Virus

VA Begins Bold Moves to Fight Zika Virus

Virginia mounts an aggressive campaign to prevent Zika virus from spreading.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 07:12 PM EDT

New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch

New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch

A unique, thought-controlled prosthetic arm developed in part by the Hanger Clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington, uses the the body's nerve signals to control movement.