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Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 07:04 PM PDT

LA Officials Fear Outbreak as Hepatitis Cases Pop Up Locally

LA Officials Fear Outbreak as Hepatitis Cases Pop Up Locally

Health officials are worried that a huge hepatitis outbreak plaguing San Diego could spread to Los Angeles County.

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 04:21 PM PDT

States Ask Insurers to Prioritize Non-Opioid Pain Treatment

States Ask Insurers to Prioritize Non-Opioid Pain Treatment

Attorneys general representing the majority of states asked health insurers Monday to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers, which are responsible for tens of...

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 02:15 AM PDT

UCLA Offers Free Mental Health Screenings

UCLA Offers Free Mental Health Screenings

UCLA will for the first time offer free mental health screening and treatment, if needed, to nearly 10,000 incoming freshmen and transfer students, it was announced today.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 05:57 PM PDT

La Quinta Resident Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

 La Quinta Resident Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

A La Quinta resident has tested positive for West Nile virus, the Riverside County Department of Public Health reported Thursday. The news comes just as local vector control officials reported this year's...

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 08:50 AM PDT

Medicare Cards Being Remade to Protect Seniors

Medicare Cards Being Remade to Protect Seniors<br /><br />

Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new...

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:53 AM PDT

Selena Gomez Undergoes Kidney Transplant Due to Lupus

Selena Gomez Undergoes Kidney Transplant Due to Lupus

Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actress Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the actress-singer revealed Thursday. Gomez disclosed in an Instagram post confirmed...

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 10:19 AM PDT

Study Prompts Call to Examine Flu Vaccine and Miscarriages

Study Prompts Call to Examine Flu Vaccine and Miscarriages

A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Vaccine...

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 03:43 PM PDT

Sanders Would Make Government Health Care Role Even Bigger

Sanders Would Make Government Health Care Role Even Bigger

In an animated, campaign-style rally, Sen. Bernie Sanders unwrapped his plan to remake the nation's convoluted health care system into federally run health insurance Wednesday — a costly proposal embraced by...

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 at 09:55 AM PDT

Age Matters When It Comes to Screening for Cervical Cancer

Age Matters When It Comes to Screening for Cervical Cancer

Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus. Draft national...

Monday, Sep 11, 2017 at 03:22 PM PDT

Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More

Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More

Puppies carrying a common germ have infected 39 people and put nine of them into the hospital, federal health officials told NBC News. The cases are all linked to puppies sold in seven states by the pet...

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