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Uninsured in California Drops by Half

Uninsured in California Drops by Half

Since Americans began enrolling in health care programs under the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of... Read »

Jul 11, 2014
New Procedure May Help With Obesity Disease

New Procedure May Help With Obesity Disease

Some men and women have trouble losing weight no matter how much they diet and exercise. In some cases, it may be a... Watch »

Jul 11, 2014
High-Tech System Detects Skin Cancer Without Biopsy

High-Tech System Detects Skin Cancer Without Biopsy

If you live in sunny Southern California and are at risk for skin cancer, there's a new way to check without... Watch »

Jul 10, 2014
NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR host Diane Rehm said her husband of 54 years had to kill himself by dehydration after his Parkinson’s disease... Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Breakthrough May Revive Reading Vision

Breakthrough May Revive Reading Vision

Reading vision can worsen with age, but a breakthrough two-step lens procedure could potentially cure the often... Watch »

Jul 7, 2014
Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

A week after the U.S. Supreme Court decided on employer contraception coverage, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a... Read »

Jul 6, 2014
Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants

Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants

A border agent was diagnosed with scabies after processing undocumented immigrants in California, despite the... Read »

Jul 5, 2014

"Insane" Lines for Medical Marijuana Farmers Market

A large number of people were spending their Fourth of July in line to a unique kind of farmers market in Boyle... Watch »

Jul 5, 2014
FDA to Companies: Reduce Salt in Your Foods

FDA to Companies: Reduce Salt in Your Foods

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced it is asking companies to cut back on the amount of salt they... Watch »

Jul 4, 2014
Foster Farms Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Chicken

Foster Farms Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Chicken

The first product recall has been issued for a California chicken producer since it was linked to an outbreak of an... Watch »

Jul 4, 2014

"Magic Mushrooms" Buzz the Brain Like a Dream

The hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms" triggers brain activity patterns similar to those seen when... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Alone With Their Thoughts: Study

People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Alone With Their Thoughts: Study

People would rather experience a mild shock than go a few minutes with nothing to do but think, according to a study... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
Novel Pacemaker Could Make MRI a Safe Option

Novel Pacemaker Could Make MRI a Safe Option

MRI scans save lives by detecting diseases and identifying injuries, but for millions of people with pacemakers... Watch »

Jul 3, 2014
4 Your Health: Roundup of Latest Medical Reports

4 Your Health: Roundup of Latest Medical Reports

Dr. Bruce Hensel has the latest on new research on sickle cell anemia research, sexually transmitted diseases and... Read »

Jul 1, 2014
Sexting Reports, New Pelvic Exam Guidelines

Sexting Reports, New Pelvic Exam Guidelines

Dr. Bruce Hensel has the latest on middle schoolers sexting and new guidelines for well-women exams for the NBC4... Read »

Jun 30, 2014
Middle School

Middle School "Sexting" Study Reveals Risky Behavior

Middle school students who have engaged in "sexting" -- sending or receiving sexually suggestive text... Read »

Jun 30, 2014
First Rabid Skunk in L.A. County Found Since 1979

First Rabid Skunk in L.A. County Found Since 1979

A skunk in Long Beach tested positive for rabies in the first confirmed case of rabies in a Los Angeles county skunk... Read »

Jun 30, 2014
American Breakfast Tastes Are Changing Fast

American Breakfast Tastes Are Changing Fast

Americans are ditching cereal and eating more yogurt, a trend that has breakfast cereal makers scrambling to... Read »

Jun 28, 2014
Medical Marijuana Farmers Market to Debut

Medical Marijuana Farmers Market to Debut

Patients eligible to use medical marijuana will be able to buy the drug directly from growers at a pot-centric... Read »

Jun 28, 2014
Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Recalled Due to Packaging Error

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Recalled Due to Packaging Error

Nestle USA is recalling 10,000 cartons of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream because the packages are... Read »

Jun 28, 2014
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