health News

Facts vs Myths: Ebola

Facts vs Myths: Ebola

NBC4's medical expert Dr. Bruce Hensel discusses the information and misinformation out there about Ebola for... Watch »

Oct 16, 2014
Flaw in Dallas Hospital's Handling of Ebola Patient: Officials

Flaw in Dallas Hospital's Handling of Ebola Patient: Officials

Health care workers from the Dallas hospital where an Ebola patient died and infected two nurses with the deadly... Watch »

Oct 16, 2014
LA County Prepared to Handle Ebola Cases

LA County Prepared to Handle Ebola Cases

As the CDC and Texas health officials are being criticized for their handling of the three Ebola cases in... Watch »

Oct 16, 2014
Up to 400 Exposed to Meningococcal Disease at SDSU

Up to 400 Exposed to Meningococcal Disease at SDSU

A San Diego State University student has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease, a school official confirmed... Watch »

Oct 17, 2014
Concerns After 2nd Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

Concerns After 2nd Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

Anxiety over the spread of Ebola has intensified in the U.S. with the discovery of a second Texas healthcare worker... Watch »

Oct 15, 2014
SoCal Nurses Fear Lack of Ebola Prep

SoCal Nurses Fear Lack of Ebola Prep

With the news that a second American nurse has contracted Ebola, Los Angeles-area nurses are concerned that Southern... Watch »

Oct 15, 2014
Just the Facts: How Ebola is Spread

Just the Facts: How Ebola is Spread

NBC4’s Medical Expert Dr. Bruce Hensel discusses how Ebola is spread and what you need to know about the deadly... Read »

Oct 16, 2014
LAX Travelers Express Concerns Over Ebola

LAX Travelers Express Concerns Over Ebola

Travelers at LAX expressed their concerns over Ebola spreading in flight the same day it was confirmed that a... Watch »

Oct 15, 2014
Surfer Beating Odds Helps Fight Cancer

Surfer Beating Odds Helps Fight Cancer

One surfer has turned his fight against cancer into an awareness campaign reminding people to protect themselves... Read »

Oct 15, 2014
Biohazard Crews Staying Clear of Ebola Cleanup

Biohazard Crews Staying Clear of Ebola Cleanup

With so many questions looming around the deadly Ebola virus, some biohazard cleanup crews are saying they would... Read »

Oct 15, 2014

"Chemorella" Book Helps Explain Cancer to Children

When cancer impacts a family, one of the hardest conversations is the one to explain it to children. Parents... Read »

Oct 15, 2014
Manure Used to Protest Health Insurance Rate

Manure Used to Protest Health Insurance Rate "BS"

Supporters of Proposition 45, the ballot initiative that would require health insurance companies to publicly... Watch »

Oct 14, 2014
UCLA Plans Ebola Preps

UCLA Plans Ebola Preps

UCLA Medical Center is planning a practice run of Ebola preparations to make sure the staff is equipped to handle... Read »

Oct 14, 2014
LA Hospitals Prepare for Handling Suspected Ebola Cases

LA Hospitals Prepare for Handling Suspected Ebola Cases

Dr. Scott Brewster, the chief medical officer for Emergent Medical Associates, demonstrates how an ER will handle a... Read »

Oct 13, 2014
Is Artificial Turf Safe? Ex-Soccer Players Have Doubts

Is Artificial Turf Safe? Ex-Soccer Players Have Doubts

From high schools to multi-million-dollar sports complexes, artificial turf soccer fields are everywhere in the... Read »

Oct 9, 2014
Cutting-Edge Breast Cancer Treatments Yield Positive Results

Cutting-Edge Breast Cancer Treatments Yield Positive Results

New, minimally invasive treatments are now offering patients the same chance of curing breast cancer as more... Read »

Oct 8, 2014
Cutting Edge Breast Cancer Treatments Yield Positive Results

Cutting Edge Breast Cancer Treatments Yield Positive Results

New, minimally invasive treatments are now offering patients the same chance of curing breast cancer as more... Read »

Oct 7, 2014
Health Officials

Health Officials "Able to Protect" LA County From Ebola

Local health officials told the Board of Supervisors today that they are fully prepared to protect Los Angeles... Watch »

Oct 8, 2014
Enterovirus-D68 Outbreak

Enterovirus-D68 Outbreak

A deadly outbreak of an uncommon virus, enterovirus-D68, has made children across the country ill and has left some... Read »

Oct 7, 2014
Mom of NBC News Freelancer With Ebola Says Doctors Are Optimistic

Mom of NBC News Freelancer With Ebola Says Doctors Are Optimistic

The mother of NBC News freelance photojournalist Ashoka Mukpo says that her son and his doctors are optimistic about... Watch »

Oct 6, 2014

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »

What's New
Running Dry
Coverage of the California drought. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out