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Internet Privacy: Online "Medical Detectives"

Internet users who search for symptoms of various ailments should be aware of how to protect their privacy when looking for information. Watch »

Nov 26, 2014
From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus

From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus

Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu... Read »

Nov 25, 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
3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of... Watch »

Nov 26, 2014
FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

The Food and Drug Administration warned Monday women getting fibroids removed should not be treated using devices... Read »

Nov 24, 2014
Nerve Freezing Procedure Offers Alternative Pain Relief

Nerve Freezing Procedure Offers Alternative Pain Relief

New nerve-freezing procedure offers an alternative for long-term pain relief. Watch »

Nov 21, 2014
Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Right-to-die advocates released a video Wednesday on what would have been Brittany Maynard's 30th birthday, in which... Read »

Nov 19, 2014
Study Casts Doubt on Aspirin's Ability to Prevent Heart Attacks

Study Casts Doubt on Aspirin's Ability to Prevent Heart Attacks

Aspirin is one of the few miracle drugs: it works on pains, inflammation, fever and heart attacks. Read »

Nov 18, 2014
CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

The CDC has taken down a much-criticized website that offered an "obesity cost calculator" to help... Read »

Nov 18, 2014
Medical Clinics Opened Inside Target

Medical Clinics Opened Inside Target

Kaiser Permanente is opening medical clinics inside Target stores. Watch »

Nov 18, 2014
Study Shows Promise in Treating Heart Disease Associated With Muscular Dystrophy

Study Shows Promise in Treating Heart Disease Associated With Muscular...

Doctors at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions announced a potential breakthrough Monday, asserting... Watch »

Nov 18, 2014
California Targets 1.7 Million for Health Sign-Ups

California Targets 1.7 Million for Health Sign-Ups

After initial missteps caused a choppy start, California health care officials are betting that an upgraded website,... Read »

Nov 15, 2014
Affordable Care Act Re-Enrollment Begins

Affordable Care Act Re-Enrollment Begins

The second open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act began Saturday morning. Melissa Etezadi reports from... Watch »

Nov 16, 2014
Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers

Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers

Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate, colon, and pancreatic cancers combined, but because it carries... Read »

Nov 15, 2014
Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment to Open Saturday

Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment to Open Saturday

Open enrollment for Covered California health insurance begins Saturday. NBC4's Dr. Bruce Hensel has answers to your... Read »

Nov 14, 2014
Preventing Child Head Injuries

Preventing Child Head Injuries

Head injuries affect millions of children each year, sending many of them to the hospital. Read »

Nov 12, 2014
All Ebola Patients in America Cleared

All Ebola Patients in America Cleared

All patients diagnosed with Ebola in America have been cleared of the virus, bringing the US to a total of those... Watch »

Nov 11, 2014
Support Group Helps Teens Deal With Diabetes

Support Group Helps Teens Deal With Diabetes

Teen Power, a program sponsored by Children's Hospital Los Angeles, supports teens living with diabetes so they can... Read »

Nov 10, 2014
McDonald's Recalls Happy Meal Toy

McDonald's Recalls Happy Meal Toy

McDonald's is recalling a 2.3 million Hello Kitty-themed whistle given to children in Happy Meals, citing a chance... Read »

Nov 11, 2014

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