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Simulating Surgery to Save Lives

Simulating Surgery to Save Lives

Every year, as many as 440,000 Americans die because of mistakes that occur in hospitals. Now, with the use of high-tech simulators, physicians and their medical teams can practice procedures without risking the lives of their patients and potentially avoiding dangerous errors. Watch »

Sep 15, 2014
Who Is Leading the Fight Against Ebola?

Who Is Leading the Fight Against Ebola?

Ebola has killed 2,400 people and infected some 5,000 in the space of a few months, the World Health... Read »

Sep 12, 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 »

May 6, 2014
Best and Worst States to Have a Baby

Best and Worst States to Have a Baby

A new study by WalletHub ranks the best and worst states to have a baby, Today.com reported. Read »

Sep 11, 2014
Genetic Testing to Fight Breast Cancer

Genetic Testing to Fight Breast Cancer

A debate is brewing over ways to prevent breast cancer. Current guidelines discourage screening unless a woman has a... Watch »

Sep 11, 2014
What You Need to Know About Enterovirus

What You Need to Know About Enterovirus

An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in a dozen states ill and has left... Watch »

Sep 9, 2014

"Shop With Your Doc" Program Teaches Healthy Grocery Shopping

The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows obesity is still dramatically rising in kids. One Watch »

Sep 8, 2014
4th Ebola Patient Arrives in U.S. for Treatment

4th Ebola Patient Arrives in U.S. for Treatment

A fourth patient infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa has arrived in the U.S. for treatment. Read »

Sep 9, 2014
Enteroviruses: What You Need to Know

Enteroviruses: What You Need to Know

An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in a dozen states ill and has left... Watch »

Sep 10, 2014
Silent Killer: How to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Among Athletes

Silent Killer: How to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Among Athletes

As schools open across the country, an estimated 2,000 Americans under the age of 25 can be expected to die... Read »

Sep 6, 2014
FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug That Fights Melanoma

FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug That Fights Melanoma

The FDA approved a new drug Thursday that could change the way melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer,... Watch »

Sep 9, 2014
Kids' Sunglasses Recalled for Excessive Lead

Kids' Sunglasses Recalled for Excessive Lead

A Rhode Island-based sunglasses company on Thursday issued a recall of more than 200,000 sunglasses due to... Read »

Sep 5, 2014
Mothers, Unborn Babies Saved With Innovative Procedure

Mothers, Unborn Babies Saved With Innovative Procedure

Ashley Hinds and Shelly Anthony were in the middle of their pregnancies when they became deathly ill with the worst... Watch »

Sep 3, 2014
CVS Renames Itself, Goes Tobacco Free Early

CVS Renames Itself, Goes Tobacco Free Early

CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly... Read »

Sep 9, 2014
Double Mastectomy: How Necessary Is the Procedure?

Double Mastectomy: How Necessary Is the Procedure?

More women are choosing to opt for a double mastectomy to prevent or treat localized breast cancer, but a new report... Watch »

Sep 3, 2014
U.S. Judge Blocks Enforcement of New La. Abortion Law

U.S. Judge Blocks Enforcement of New La. Abortion Law

A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law,... Read »

Aug 31, 2014
Widow: Defibrillator Not Used on Husband Because of Hairy Chest

Widow: Defibrillator Not Used on Husband Because of Hairy Chest

A New Mexico woman is asking Southwest Airlines to review its training policies after her husband suffered a... Read »

Aug 31, 2014
Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese

Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese

Kraft is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of four varieties of its regular American Singles cheese Watch »

Aug 30, 2014
Danger in La. Water: What to Know About Brain-Destroying Amoeba

Danger in La. Water: What to Know About Brain-Destroying Amoeba

A rare but potentially deadly brain-destroying amoeba was found in a parish water supply in Louisiana, putting... Read »

Aug 29, 2014
Eyes Prone to Sun Damage While Driving

Eyes Prone to Sun Damage While Driving

New studies suggest that driving without sunblock and eye protective gear could cause damaging effects to a person's... Watch »

Aug 28, 2014
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