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Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 at 05:48 PM EDT

Preventing Common Classroom Ailments

Preventing Common Classroom Ailments

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, discusses prevention and treatment tips for lice, ringworm, pink eye, strep throat and mononucleosis.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 at 12:19 PM EDT

Mild Dehydration Can Cause Mood Swings

Mild Dehydration Can Cause Mood Swings

Psychologist Dr. Joshua Weiner explains the ill effects dehydration can do to mental health.

Friday, Sep 1, 2017 at 02:32 PM EDT

FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers

FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers

The Food and Drug Administration is recalling 465,000 pacemakers to be uploaded with new secure software after discovering cyber-security vulnerabilities in its system which would essentially allow a hacker...

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 at 05:52 AM EDT

Premium Costs Are Set to Jump as Maryland Approves Rates

Premium Costs Are Set to Jump as Maryland Approves Rates

Premium costs for plans sold on Maryland's health exchanges are set to rise as state regulators approve increased rates.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 06:24 PM EDT

New Breakthrough Drug for Treating Kids' Cancer

New Breakthrough Drug for Treating Kids' Cancer

A promising, but expensive, new drug may change cancer treatment for many patients in the future, News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 01:30 PM EDT

Dealing With Your Child's Back-to-School Jitters

Dealing With Your Child's Back-to-School Jitters

Dr. Joshua Weiner shares some tips for helping your child deal with back-to-school jitters. 

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 01:24 PM EDT

Former Monk Sues Cosmetics Giant Over Anti-Aging Formula

Former Monk Sues Cosmetics Giant Over Anti-Aging Formula

A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise...

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 08:00 PM EDT

US Clears Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Childhood Leukemia

US Clears Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Childhood Leukemia

Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood...

Monday, Aug 28, 2017 at 08:34 PM EDT

Public Health Dangers Loom in Harvey-Hit Areas

Public Health Dangers Loom in Harvey-Hit Areas

The muddy floodwaters now soaking through drywall, carpeting, mattresses and furniture in Houston will pose a massive cleanup challenge with potential public health consequences. It's not known yet what kinds or...

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 01:29 PM EDT

Virginia Launches Baby Box Program to Parents for Safe Sleep

Virginia Launches Baby Box Program to Parents for Safe Sleep

Virginia parents are expected to receive more than 100,000 free baby boxes and postpartum supplies over the next year through a new initiative.

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