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FDA Approves New Meningitis Vaccine
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FDA Approves New Meningitis Vaccine

A San Diego State University student died this month from a form of meningitis for which there was no approved vaccine in the U.S. The status of such a treatment changed Wednesday with the approval of a new vaccine by the FDA. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 6 on... Read »

Oct 29, 2014
Quarantined Nurse:

Quarantined Nurse: "We Have to Make Decisions Based on Science"

Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned from treating Ebola victims in West Africa and has challenged the legality... Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Ask Dr. Bruce

Ask Dr. Bruce

Tune in to NBC4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon to Ask Dr. Bruce. http://4.nbcla.com/1qcLDrC Read »

Oct 16, 2014
Ebola: Full Coverage

Ebola: Full Coverage

The deadly virus' arrival to the U.S. sparks concerns. Read »

Oct 13, 2014
Nurses Claim UC Hospitals Unprepared for Ebola

Nurses Claim UC Hospitals Unprepared for Ebola

An event to highlight a purported lack of preparedness at the UCLA Medical Center to deal with Ebola is being... Read »

Oct 29, 2014
Health Care Workers Key to Containing Ebola

Health Care Workers Key to Containing Ebola

The head of the World Bank said Tuesday that West Africa needs 5,000 more healthcare workers to fight the Ebola... Read »

Oct 28, 2014
Local Doc Defends NY Ebola Patient's Actions

Local Doc Defends NY Ebola Patient's Actions

A San Diego doctor is defending the actions of Dr. Craig Spencer, the man hospitalized for Ebola in New York City. Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
Nurses Union: UC Hospitals Not Ready for Ebola Patients

Nurses Union: UC Hospitals Not Ready for Ebola Patients

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, which represents 12,000 RNs at the five UC medical center,... Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
Breakthrough Technology Treats Heart Failure

Breakthrough Technology Treats Heart Failure

A potentially life-saving medical breakthrough could treat heart failure without the patient ever having to go to a... Read »

Oct 28, 2014
Beverly Hills Mom Drives Marijuana Venture

Beverly Hills Mom Drives Marijuana Venture

Beverly Hills mom Cheryl Shuman may not look like the stereotypical stoner, but she’s hoping her new crowdfunding... Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
Race and Breast Cancer Mortality

Race and Breast Cancer Mortality

A new study finds in Los Angeles a black woman with breast cancer is about 70 percent more likely to die from the... Watch »

Oct 27, 2014
More than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

More than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

Food may be contaminated with Staphylococcal bacteria, which may cause stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting or... Read »

Oct 27, 2014
Crab Meat Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

Crab Meat Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

A company that sold crab meat in several states has recalled it after finding it may have been contaminated with... Read »

Oct 24, 2014
NYC Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

NYC Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

A doctor who recently returned from West Africa on an Ebola for Doctors Without Borders tested positive for the... Watch »

Oct 23, 2014

"Miracle Oil" Heals Texas Girl of Chronic Seizures

A North Texas family is touting a "miracle oil" and praising researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas... Watch »

Oct 23, 2014
Most Hospitals Can't Handle Ebola: Health Official

Most Hospitals Can't Handle Ebola: Health Official

Texas' top health official said Thursday that most hospitals can't handle Ebola patients and that they should... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Herbalife Exec Denies Pyramid Scheme Allegations

Herbalife Exec Denies Pyramid Scheme Allegations

In an interview with Los Angeles Magazine, Herbalife CEO Michael Johnson rebutted claims that the company has... Read »

Oct 24, 2014
Breast Density Screenings Urged for Cancer Prevention

Breast Density Screenings Urged for Cancer Prevention

Many doctors and patients alike will tell patients that diagnosing breast cancer early saves lives, and part of that... Watch »

Oct 21, 2014
Flu Vaccine Urged Over Ebola Worries

Flu Vaccine Urged Over Ebola Worries

With all the news and worry about Ebola, doctors say many people are ignoring a much greater health threat in the... Watch »

Oct 22, 2014
Dallas Nurses Speak Out on Ebola Care

Dallas Nurses Speak Out on Ebola Care

Initially criticized for their handling of the first Ebola case on U.S. soil, a group of nurses at Presbyterian... Watch »

Oct 20, 2014

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