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Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 01:56 PM EDT

Boston Doctor Dances for Charity

Boston Doctor Dances for Charity

Dr. Adnan Khera, an anesthesiology resident at Boston’s Tufts Medical Center, has been raising money for charity in an unconventional way: as a dancing street performer.

Friday, Aug 14, 2015 at 06:58 AM EDT

FDA Approves OxyContin for Children 11 and Older

FDA Approves OxyContin for Children 11 and Older

Under the new approval for children who are suffering from severe, long-term pain, doctors are directed to only prescribe OxyContin to children who can already tolerate a minimum dose of 20 milligrams of...

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 at 09:12 AM EDT

Kids Crave Sugar for Biological Reasons, Study Finds

Kids Crave Sugar for Biological Reasons, Study Finds

Children are biologically hard-wired to eat sugar during periods of growth when their bodies demand high-calorie foods, according to scientist Julie Mennella, a researcher with the Monell Chemical Senses Center...

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 08:21 PM EDT

Blue Bell Begins 1st Ice Cream Shipments After Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell Begins 1st Ice Cream Shipments After Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed ice cream shipments four months after voluntarily pulling all products from store shelves April 20 due to a listeria outbreak. On Tuesday afternoon, the creamery based in...

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 at 05:36 AM EDT

Gov. Hogan Halfway Through Chemotherapy

Gov. Hogan Halfway Through Chemotherapy

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is halfway through six rounds of chemotherapy.

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 at 10:28 AM EDT

FDA Warns Kim Kardashian About Drug Endorsement

FDA Warns Kim Kardashian About Drug Endorsement

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in the public eye. But she's probably never faced negative publicity like this before: The Food...

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 01:55 PM EDT

Doctors Train Hair Stylists to Check for Cancer on Clients' Scalps

Doctors Train Hair Stylists to Check for Cancer on Clients' Scalps

A program called Heads Up! has doctors training salon workers to search for the signs of skin cancer on the scalp.

Friday, Aug 7, 2015 at 08:20 PM EDT

Residents Fight Downsizing of Laurel Hospital

Residents Fight Downsizing of Laurel Hospital

Neighbors are fighting the plan to downsize Laurel Hospital. Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports.

Friday, Aug 7, 2015 at 07:01 PM EDT

Kevin Hart Promotes Good Health on D.C. Visit

Kevin Hart Promotes Good Health on D.C. Visit

Kevin Hart spent Friday in D.C., but before his stand up set at Verizon Center, he spent most his day promoting health with a 5K run in Georgetown and a visit to Children’s Hospital. Zachary Kiesch reports.

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 at 11:44 PM EDT

'Slapping' Treatment Gives Pain Patients Relief

'Slapping' Treatment Gives Pain Patients Relief

People suffering from pain say a treatment in which they are slapped, pushed and pulled by therapists gave them relief. A Maryland man tells how the technique reflexive pattern therapy helped him. News4's Doreen

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