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Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 08:53 PM EDT

How to Talk to Children About Violence in the News

How to Talk to Children About Violence in the News

Child psychiatrist Dr. Aeva Gaymon-Doomes offers suggestions about talking with children about violence in the news.

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 03:30 PM EDT

Zika Death Reported in Utah, 1st in Continental US

Zika Death Reported in Utah, 1st in Continental US

Utah health officials say a resident infected with Zika has died, which they say marks the first death related to the mosquito-borne virus in the continental United States. Authorities said Friday the...

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 11:59 AM EDT

Music Therapist Makes Songs With Babies' Heartbeats

Music Therapist Makes Songs With Babies' Heartbeats

A music therapist at a Michigan children's hospital has made dozens of unique recordings as a gift for patients' parents and other loved ones. Bridget Sova uses a specialized stethoscope recorder to capture the...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 11:25 AM EDT

California Might Get a Gym Where You Can Smoke Marijuana

California Might Get a Gym Where You Can Smoke Marijuana

A former pro football star and an advocate for athlete marijuana use have teamed up to open a gym in San Francisco that they say will be one of the first in the world to allow members to smoke pot while working...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 09:30 AM EDT

Billion Dollar Policy Proposed to Stem Opioid Epidemic

Billion Dollar Policy Proposed to Stem Opioid Epidemic

The White House has asked Congress to approve more than a billion dollars in emergency funding to combat the nation's growing opioid addiction crisis. The Obama administration also announced that it's loosening...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 06:31 AM EDT

More Second-Trimester Abortions Occurred Under Texas Law

More Second-Trimester Abortions Occurred Under Texas Law

A preliminary review of statistics released by the Department of State Health Services in Texas shows a 27 percent increase in abortions after 12 weeks, NBC News reported. The numbers appear to oppose the 2013...

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 at 05:29 PM EDT

Taking Care of Your Skin During Summer

Taking Care of Your Skin During Summer

News4's Pat Lawson Muse talks to Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, about taking care of your skin during the summer.

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 at 01:58 PM EDT

Officials: 31 With Zika in Maryland

Officials: 31 With Zika in Maryland

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that it's awarding the state $366,000 for Zika prevention.

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 12:40 PM EDT

Reducing Exposure to Carcinogens While Grilling

Reducing Exposure to Carcinogens While Grilling

Cancer-causing chemicals can form on meat when it's cooked at high temperatures, but the American Cancer Association has identified steps to reduce those chemicals. Registered dietitian Joy Dubost explains what...

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 01:04 PM EDT

NIH Funds Study of Zika Infections in US Olympic Athletes

NIH Funds Study of Zika Infections in US Olympic Athletes

Researchers will study some U.S. athletes for Zika during the summer Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil, to better understand how the virus infects. The National Institutes of Health announced the study...