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Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 at 06:12 PM EST

Arena of Pollen Brings Early Allergy Season

Arena of Pollen Brings Early Allergy Season

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, discusses the early allergy season and what you can do to help control the symptoms.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 at 12:17 PM EST

Click for Candy: How Online Retailers Boost Impulse Buys

Click for Candy: How Online Retailers Boost Impulse Buys

Supermarket layouts are carefully calibrated to tempt people into impulsive purchases, and now food makers are trying to adapt their strategies as people do more of their shopping online. Part of the worry for...

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 at 01:07 PM EST

Same-Sex Marriage Legalization Associated With Teen Suicide Reduction in LGBTQ Teens

Same-Sex Marriage Legalization Associated With Teen Suicide Reduction in LGBTQ Teens

For LGBTQ teens and young adults, suicidal thoughts are common. Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses a recent study that shows a significant reduction in suicide attempts in teens who identify as a sexual minority after same-sex marriage was legalized.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 at 06:51 AM EST

Less Stress: How Mindfulness Can Help Teens De-Stress

Less Stress: How Mindfulness Can Help Teens De-Stress

Nobody likes feeling stressed out. All week long, News4 has been giving you ways for you and your kids to de-stress. News4’s Aimee Cho shares some tips teenagers can use. It’s part of a practice called mindfulness

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 06:03 PM EST

Colon, Rectal Cancer on the Rise for Millennials

Colon, Rectal Cancer on the Rise for Millennials

A new study by the American Cancer Society is showing a shocking increase in cancer among millennials. People in their 20s and 30s have double the risk of being diagnosed with colon cancer, as well as quadruple the risk for rectal cancer as their parents' generation did at the same age. 

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 11:39 AM EST

New Help for That Bane of Middle-Age: Blurry Close-Up Vision

New Help for That Bane of Middle-Age: Blurry Close-Up Vision

An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest surgical repair for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. Dr. Shilpa Rose says the Raindrop inlay won't restore vision...

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 11:44 AM EST

Gene Therapy to Fight a Blood Cancer Succeeds in Major Study

Gene Therapy to Fight a Blood Cancer Succeeds in Major Study

An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months...

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 06:29 AM EST

Less Stress: Class Teaches Kids How to Meditate

Less Stress: Class Teaches Kids How to Meditate

Stress can impact everyone in the family including children. In Bethesda, there’s a new meditation class called Just Kids that’s teaching children ways to relax, focus and respond to stressful situations. Just Meditate offers the 30 minute class every Sunday for kids between the ages of 6 and 10 years-old. Angie Goff talked with instructors, health professionals, parents and kids about the benefits of learning to take a break- breath by breath.

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 06:45 PM EST

Eggs Reintroduced Into Toddler's Diet

Eggs Reintroduced Into Toddler's Diet

A toddler suspected of being allergic to eggs underwent a challenge to make sure.

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 07:20 AM EST

Less Stress: Using Art Therapy to Relax

Less Stress: Using Art Therapy to Relax

All week long, News4 is breaking down ways to relax. To kick off the week, we take a look at art therapy and how kids can use drawing or sculpting to help de-stress.