Jessica Larche, WTKR NewsChannel 3

Jessica Larche

WTKR NewsChannel 3

Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Jessica:

COVID-19 safety tips for college students heading home

To reduce the potential of unknowingly spreading coronavirus, students should limit social activities seven to 14 days before going home. → Read More

Study shows impact of COVID-19 on kids

He adds that doctors are still trying to understand why kids, in general, do better with coronavirus. He said there are some theories, but nothing has been proven just yet. → Read More

Facebook bans music listening experiences

According to a notice shared by Facebook, “if you use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience for yourself or for others, your videos will be blocked and your page, profile or group may be deleted. This includes Live.” → Read More

Hampton Roads health experts encourage flu shots during pandemic

“It's not going to weaken your immune system. It's actually going to strengthen your immune system.” → Read More

Local psychologist explains how to cope during virtual school year

Some people just have a corner and that's okay. Just have a dedicated area. Have a time where you turn it on and you turn it off so you can have that work life balance.” → Read More

Senator Mark Warner pushes for police reform

Virginia Senator Mark Warner said the COVID-19 pandemic and protests against police brutality have highlighted racial disparities across America and Hampton Roads. → Read More

Pharrell partners with World Central Kitchen to help feed Hampton Roads

Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams’ Something in the Water music festival was crushed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but his generosity in Hampton Roads is having an even greater impact for people in need. → Read More

Psychiatrists urge focus on maternal mental health during pandemic

Psychiatrists urge focus on maternal mental health during pandemic → Read More

News 3 medical expert addresses Pepcid and COVID-19 research

Medical experts are studying the effectiveness of a popular heartburn medication and its ability to treat COVID-19 patients. → Read More

When to seek mental health help during the COVID-19 crisis

“If your bad days are starting to outnumber your good, that’s a good way to gauge how you’re doing.” → Read More

Screen time during the pandemic: Quality vs. quantity

NORFOLK,Va. - Families are likely using screens more than ever. From virtual classrooms, to learning applications, the pandemic is posing a new problem for parents: how much is too much? “Give yourself some grace. Allow some extra screen time,” said Shannon Hood, manager of CHKD’s Child Life and Patient Experience Program. Hood said parents should focus more on the quality of screen time instead… → Read More

Children are experiencing grief during COVID-19 pandemic

You may have noticed your children are experiencing sadness, anger or denial during this pandemic. → Read More

Non-profit groups team up to host virtual graduations

High school graduation is one of the most cherished times in a student's life, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made the traditional ceremonies unsafe. → Read More

Is it okay to breastfeed during the coronavirus pandemic?

Dr. Brenner said the World Health Organization is encouraging mothers to breastfeed during this pandemic. → Read More

Morning Rounds: The spring allergy season is here

If you think you’re sneezing and sniffling from spring allergies earlier than usual, you are not alone. Medical experts say the spring allergy season has already started. → Read More

Morning Rounds: when is hand sanitizer the right choice?

“Hand sanitizers are effective against most bacteria but don’t work well against viruses,” explained news 3 medical expert Dr. Ryan Light. “Hand washing with soap and water is superior to hand sanitizers, cleansing the hands of bacteria and viruses.” → Read More

Is artificial sweetener safe for kids?

Too much sugar is bad for children's health, but is artificial sweetener a safe alternative? → Read More

Morning Rounds: Study links hair dye, straightener to breast cancer

A recent study by the National Institutes of Health linked permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners to an increased risk of breast cancer. → Read More

Local film highlights prostate cancer disparities in black men

A Hampton Roads-based film, The Black Walnut, is shining a light the health disparities surrounding black men and prostate cancer. → Read More

Local pediatrician weighs in breastfeeding while treating depression

“No one should be telling a mother who is suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety that she has to make a choice between medication and breastfeeding,” explained CHKD pediatrician Dr. Natasha Sriraman in a recent article featured in the New York Times. “Even though there is little scientific evidence linking these medications to any harmful effects on the fetus, pregnant women are… → Read More