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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.

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 06:57 AM EDT

Va. Governor Signs Mental Health Bill

Va. Governor Signs Mental Health Bill

Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Sen. Creigh Deeds are joining efforts to improve Virginia's mental health system.

Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 06:55 AM EDT

3 People Die of Meningitis in Los Angeles Outbreak

3 People Die of Meningitis in Los Angeles Outbreak

A day after health officials said at least eight cases of the most dangerous form of meningitis hit Los Angeles County since January, three men have died from it, officials said. The three men, who were between...

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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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