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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...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 01:15 PM EDT

Making Your Child's Emotional Well-Being a Priority

Making Your Child's Emotional Well-Being a Priority

This week, we’re taking a look at ways to keep your child healthy, and we’re getting advice from the head of Children’s National Hospital. Dr. Kurt Newman has been treating children and...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 01:14 PM EDT

How to Prepare Before Your Child Has an Emergency

How to Prepare Before Your Child Has an Emergency

When your child gets sick or hurt, it can be hard to find the best information on the fly. But being prepared BEFORE your child has an emergency is key. News4's Doreen Gentzler shares what you need to...

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 08:48 PM EDT

Quadruple Amputee Keeping Her Plans to Walk Down the Aisle

Quadruple Amputee Keeping Her Plans to Walk Down the Aisle

A mother of two was making wedding plans when what started as a sore throat became an illness that required the amputation of her arms and legs, but she still intends to walk down the aisle.

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 07:09 PM EDT

Meditation Can Keep Kids Calm, Help Them in School

Meditation Can Keep Kids Calm, Help Them in School

A centuries-old practice can help children keep calm and do better in school.

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 03:39 PM EDT

'Human Project' Study Will Ask 10,000 to Share Life's Data

'Human Project' Study Will Ask 10,000 to Share Life's Data

Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. R...

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