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Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013

Seasonal Allergies: How To Cope

Seasonal Allergies: How To Cope

Meteorologist Amelia Segal has some tips on how to deal with seasonal allergies.

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013

Va. to Docs to Tell Patients About Lyme False Negatives

Va. to Docs to Tell Patients About Lyme False Negatives

Virginia will soon become the first state in the nation to require doctors who run lab tests for Lyme disease to inform their patients about so-called false negatives.

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013

Study: Doctors Not Prescribing Aspirin to Most Heart Patients

Study: Doctors Not Prescribing Aspirin to Most Heart Patients

For years we've known that aspirin can be a first-line defense against a heart attack, but a new study finds that more than half of the patients who would benefit from the over-the-counter pill aren't being prescribed it by their doctors.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013

Some Acid Reflux Cases Don't Respond to Meds

Some Acid Reflux Cases Don't Respond to Meds

Have heartburn? Most doctors will tell you to take a medication called a proton-pump inhibitor. It's used to reduce the amount of acid in the stomach. But now doctors are finding that one half of reflux sufferers don't get relief from these medications.

Monday, Feb 25, 2013

Not Enough Evidence Supports Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements

Not Enough Evidence Supports Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements

For years doctors have told women to take vitamin D and calcium supplements to keep their bones strong and healthy, but today the same independent panel of medical experts that came up with those controversial mammogram guidelines four years ago is refuting that, saying these pills may have no benefit what so ever. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.

Friday, Feb 15, 2013
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By David Culver

Virginia Lawmakers Table Tanning Bed Bill

Virginia Lawmakers Table Tanning Bed Bill

Virginia lawmakers tabled a bill Thursday that would keep young teens out of tanning beds.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013

Staying Heart Healthy

Staying Heart Healthy

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Md., shares what women can do to stay heart healthy.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013

Gwyneth's Law Goes to Gov. McDonnell

Gwyneth's Law Goes to Gov. McDonnell

A bill to make CPR certification mandatory for high school students passed the Virginia House and Senate, News4 Northern Virginia Bureau's David Culver reports.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013

The Vegan Myth?

The Vegan Myth?

Being vegan means consuming no animal products, including dairy, meat and even honey. Advocates say it's an easy way to get healthy and lose weight, but it's not a cure-all. News4's Eun Yang takes a look at what some call the "vegan myth."

Monday, Feb 11, 2013

Meet Biggest Loser Michael Dorsey

Meet Biggest Loser Michael Dorsey

We're in the midst of season 14 of the Biggest Loser, and the action is heating up as contestants continue to shed pounds. One of those contestants, Michael Dorsey is from just outside of Baltimore. We recently caught up with his wife, who told us how the college professor is finally starting to win his battle against the bulge.

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Suspect Killed in DC Shooting Had Lengthy Criminal History
Suspect Killed in DC Shooting Had Lengthy Criminal History

Two police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed in a shooting in Northeast Washington Thursday night.

Mother Shoots, Kills Teenage Son After Argument, Police Say
Mother Shoots, Kills Teenage Son After Argument, Police Say

Police say a mother shot and killed her teenage son after they got into an argument Thursday night.

Eagle Population Grows As DC Adopts New Environmental Bill
Eagle Population Grows As DC Adopts New Environmental Bill

As the local bald eagle population grows, the District has signed new legiation designed to protect the city's rivers and wildlife. News4's Mark Segraves reports.

Outlets Barred From WH Briefing After Trump Assails Media
Outlets Barred From WH Briefing After Trump Assails Media

News organizations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing Friday. The Associated Press chose not to participate in the briefing after White House press secretary Sean Spicer restricted the number of journalists included. Typically, the daily briefing is televised and open to all news organizations credentialed to cover the White House.

Domestic Violence Survivor Tells Her Story to Help Others
Domestic Violence Survivor Tells Her Story to Help Others

A woman once silenced by domestic violence now uses her voice to help D.C. police.

Proof  We Can Have a Civil Dialogue -- Even About Politics
Proof We Can Have a Civil Dialogue -- Even About Politics

"And we agree. We agree! We all agree!" said one. "I think that everyone genuinely loves the country, and people just have questions that they don't necessarily have the answers to," said another. Remarkably, what began as demonstrations outside of the Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Maryland Friday gave way to relatively civil debates between critics and supporters of President Donald Trump. News4 Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins shows us how it unfolded.