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Obamacare Helped Nearly 10M Get Insurance: Gallup
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Obamacare Helped Nearly 10M Get Insurance: Gallup

A new Gallup survey out on Wednesday shows that Obamacare has helped nearly 10 million Americans get new health insurance, NBC News reported. Read »

Apr 16, 2014
Most Supplements Don't Work, But Americans Still Love Them

Most Supplements Don't Work, But Americans Still Love Them

Although there isn't a lot of evidence that supplements are effective, Americans still love them. Read »

Apr 16, 2014
Ask Dr. Bruce

Ask Dr. Bruce

Tune in to NBC4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon to Ask Dr. Bruce. Read »

Feb 25, 2014
Possible Breakthrough for Emphysema Treatment

Possible Breakthrough for Emphysema Treatment

A new treatment for emphysema could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of the disease. Dr. Bruce Hensel... Read »

Apr 15, 2014
Medical Assistant Students Practice on Prisoners

Medical Assistant Students Practice on Prisoners

San Diego community college students are getting a unique learning experience: Giving medical care to prisoners. Watch »

Apr 15, 2014
Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills at Least 100

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills at Least 100

Over 100 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Too Much TV Could Harm Kids' Health

Too Much TV Could Harm Kids' Health

The television and other electronic screens can calm even the most difficult child. But could too much visual... Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Low Blood Sugar Tied to

Low Blood Sugar Tied to "Hangry" Fights With Spouses

Could low blood sugar make you so "hangry" you'd be more prone to abusing your spouse? That's what a... Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Fussy Kids Watching More Television, Study Finds

Fussy Kids Watching More Television, Study Finds

Parents of fussy kids may be creating a generation of television binge-watchers by using screen time to soothe their... Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Sebelius: Health Care Launch

Sebelius: Health Care Launch "Terribly Flawed"

Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the administration's own predictions that the... Read »

Apr 13, 2014
Study: Stress Makes Conceiving Harder

Study: Stress Makes Conceiving Harder

4 The First Time: Researchers have discovered a link between stress and getting pregnant. It sounds logical but... Read »

Apr 11, 2014
California Woman Helping to Change the Stigma of Lung Cancer

California Woman Helping to Change the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is not jut a smoker's disease. NBC Bay Area's Stephanie Chuang profiles a Menlo Park woman who is... Watch »

Apr 11, 2014

"Teen Mom" May Have Helped Lower Teen Birth Rate

The teen birth rate in the United States has reached a new low, causing some psychologists to wonder if they have... Read »

Apr 8, 2014
New Research Shows Teen Pregnancy Is On The Decline

New Research Shows Teen Pregnancy Is On The Decline

Becoming a teen mom is becoming less common. New research shows that teen birth rates continue to decline. Dr. Bruce... Read »

Apr 8, 2014
Eatery Cancels Autism Fundraiser Due to Backlash

Eatery Cancels Autism Fundraiser Due to Backlash

Chili’s canceled fundraisers for over 1200 restaurants nationwide for a group that says that autism can be triggered... Watch »

Apr 8, 2014
Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Legs

Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Legs

Four men paralyzed after severe spinal cord injuries can all move their legs again after treatments with an... Watch »

Apr 7, 2014
Local Health Organizations Helping Children Fight Obesity

Local Health Organizations Helping Children Fight Obesity

Obese children often need extra help shedding the pounds but access to weight loss specialists can be expensive and... Read »

Apr 7, 2014
Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra may be a boon for men with erectile dysfunction, but it may come with a trade-off: A new preliminary study... Read »

Apr 7, 2014
Experts Wary of Hospital Rating Sites

Experts Wary of Hospital Rating Sites

While websites comparing ratings of different hospitals may be a good place to start for patients, experts warn that... Read »

Apr 3, 2014
Breast Screening Tool May Make Cancer Detection Easier

Breast Screening Tool May Make Cancer Detection Easier

Mammograms can save lives, but aren't always accurate and sometimes lead to painful and unnecessary biopsies. Now a... Read »

Apr 3, 2014
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