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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 01:24 PM EDT

California Woman Helping to Change the Stigma of Lung Cancer

California Woman Helping to Change the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is not jut a smoker's disease. NBC Bay Area's Stephanie Chuang profiles a Menlo Park woman who is changing the face of lung cancer.

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 07:38 AM EDT

Adult ADHD Diagnoses Soar

Adult ADHD Diagnoses Soar

The number of adults diagnosed with ADHD has increased 53 percent in five years. Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses the symptoms and treatments.

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 01:37 AM EDT

"Teen Mom" May Have Helped Lower Teen Birth Rate

"Teen Mom" May Have Helped Lower Teen Birth Rate

The teen birth rate in the United States has reached a new low, causing some psychologists to wonder if they have been unfairly critical of television shows that feature pregnancy in adolescents.

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 07:03 PM EDT

D.C. Council Considers Lifting Restrictions on Medical Marijuana

D.C. Council Considers Lifting Restrictions on Medical Marijuana

All 13 members of the D.C. Council signed on to a bill that would lift restrictions on who qualifies for medical marijuana.

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 05:03 PM EDT

Are E-Cigarettes Causing More Harm Than Good?

Are E-Cigarettes Causing More Harm Than Good?

Doreen Gentzler reports on "vaping" - short for vaporizing. It's the term e-cigarette users use for inhaling nicotine vapor. They say it allows them to satisfy their nicotine addiction but without the harmful...

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 12:55 PM EDT

Analyzing Anti-Aging Labels

Analyzing Anti-Aging Labels

Dr. Cheryl Burress helps you understand the buzz words on anti-aging products.

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 06:57 AM EDT

Eatery Cancels Autism Fundraiser Due to Backlash

Eatery Cancels Autism Fundraiser Due to Backlash

Chili’s canceled fundraisers for over 1200 restaurants nationwide for a group that says that autism can be triggered by vaccinations, a position widely discredited by the medical community. To honor National...

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 02:46 AM EDT

Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Legs

Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Legs

Four men paralyzed after severe spinal cord injuries can all move their legs again after treatments with an electrical stimulator.

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 06:48 PM EDT

Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra may be a boon for men with erectile dysfunction, but it may come with a trade-off: A new preliminary study finds that it may boost the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 02:10 PM EDT

Yoga Moves to Beat Post-Winter Blues

Yoga Moves to Beat Post-Winter Blues

Still feeling a little "blah" after the long winter? Kim Weeks of Boundless Yoga shows how to welcome spring with cleansing twists that could help you feel better.

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The latest health news for the Washington area, from cutting-edge research, to the simplest ways to keep your family healthy, to reports from News4’s Doreen Gentzler.

In her award-winning News 4 Your Health segments, Doreen has brought viewers into hospital operating rooms, profiled medical breakthroughs, and has shown the latest technology helping to save lives.

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