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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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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

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.

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...

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

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DC Worshipers Learn What to Do in Case of Shooting
DC Worshipers Learn What to Do in Case of Shooting

A group of D.C. worshipers found out how to help victims if a shooter attacks inside their church. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

'We Are Bijan': Vigil Honors Man Killed by Park Police
'We Are Bijan': Vigil Honors Man Killed by Park Police

A local family is still seeking justice one year after U.S. Park Police shot and killed Bijan Ghaisar. They gathered to remember his life at a vigil on the anniversary of his death.

Trump Tours California Fire Scene as Death Toll Rises
Trump Tours California Fire Scene as Death Toll Rises

From the ashes of a mobile home and RV park, President Donald Trump said Saturday he came to the heart of California's killer wildfire to fully grasp the scale of the desolation wrought on the landscape. "We're...

When's the Best Time to Leave? Thanksgiving Travel Tips
When's the Best Time to Leave? Thanksgiving Travel Tips

If you're planning on visiting family for Thanksgiving, we have the travel information you need to know -- including the best and worst times to hit the road.

DC Snow Summit Kicks Off Winter Season
DC Snow Summit Kicks Off Winter Season

D.C. got it's first taste of snow season on Thursday. Now, officials are gathering at the annual Snow Summit to prepare for what's slated to be a remarkably white winter. News4's Derrick Ward reports.