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Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 02:35 PM EDT

FDA Approves Teva’s Generic EpiPen After Yearslong Delay

FDA Approves Teva’s Generic EpiPen After Yearslong Delay

U.S. regulators cleared the first generic competitor to Mylan's EpiPen, after a yearslong delay that many said contributed to the emergency allergy drug's rapid rise in price. Teva Pharmaceuticals received...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 01:02 PM EDT

Smokers Better Off Quitting, Even With Weight Gain: Study

Smokers Better Off Quitting, Even With Weight Gain: Study

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 12:07 PM EDT

How to Ease Kids' Anxiety About School Safety

How to Ease Kids' Anxiety About School Safety

Given the number of high-profile school shootings last year, both children and adults may be feeling anxiety about school safety. As many kids head back to school, knowing how to speak with them is key in...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 11:41 AM EDT

Fundraiser Thursday for "Out of the Darkness" Walk

Fundraiser Thursday for "Out of the Darkness" Walk

Austin Grill in Springfield is hosting a fundraiser for the "Out of the Darkness" walk next month in Fairfax.

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 09:13 AM EDT

How to Pack a Stress-Free School Lunch

How to Pack a Stress-Free School Lunch

With the school year starting again, it’s time to start to think about the routine of packing school lunches. For many time-pressed parents, this is a formidable task. But it doesn’t need to be. I’m a...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 07:14 AM EDT

How Some Schools Are Protecting Kids From Food Allergies

How Some Schools Are Protecting Kids From Food Allergies

For some kids, the cafeteria can be the most dangerous place in school. News4's Chris Lawrence takes a look at how some schools are helping kids with potentially deadly allergies.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 04:00 PM EDT

Measles Sickens 107 From 21 States in First Half of Year

Measles Sickens 107 From 21 States in First Half of Year

More than 100 people from 21 states were reported to have contracted measles in the first half of 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says on its website. There have been a total of 107...

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 12:14 PM EDT

Adele Shares Story of Friend Who Had Postpartum Psychosis

Adele Shares Story of Friend Who Had Postpartum Psychosis

Adele had a message for new moms when she shared the story of her best friend, who suffered a serious mental illness after giving birth to her first child. In a Tuesday Instagram post, the singer urged new moms...

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 10:29 AM EDT

Pediatricians Suggest Check-Ups Before Heading Back to Class

Pediatricians Suggest Check-Ups Before Heading Back to Class

New outfits and supplies are often at the top of the back-to-school to-do list, but you may want to add one more thing: a trip to see your child's pediatrician. News4's Justin Finch has a few recommendatio...

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 12:41 PM EDT

FDA Recalls Are Reminder China Controls Much of Drug Supply

FDA Recalls Are Reminder China Controls Much of Drug Supply

The Food and Drug Administration has recalled certain drugs in recent days, one out of precaution and one due to possible contamination, and the warning has served as a reminder of a drug market that's...

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