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LA County Health Director Fielding to Retire

LA County Health Director Fielding to Retire

Dr. Jonathan Fielding announced plans Thursday to retire after 16 years as director of the Los Angeles County Health... Read »

Mar 27, 2014
Can Ecstasy Treat PTSD?

Can Ecstasy Treat PTSD?

There's growing debate over the use of an illegal street drug to treat PTSD some say is working with good success. Watch »

Mar 27, 2014
Autism Linked to Prenatal Brain Growth Problems

Autism Linked to Prenatal Brain Growth Problems

A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in... Read »

Mar 26, 2014
Obamacare Enrollees Could Get More Time to Sign Up

Obamacare Enrollees Could Get More Time to Sign Up

The deadline to sign up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges is March 31 — but people who have... Read »

Mar 25, 2014
Planned Parenthood to Open $5M Abortion Clinic in Texas

Planned Parenthood to Open $5M Abortion Clinic in Texas

Planned Parenthood will open a $5 million abortion clinic in San Antonio that adheres to the strict new... Read »

Mar 25, 2014
Calif. Scientists Track Deadly Food Contaminations

Calif. Scientists Track Deadly Food Contaminations

NBC Bay Area's Diane Dwyer goes inside labs to see how inspectors track down potentially deadly tainted... Watch »

Mar 25, 2014
Last Push Before Healthcare Sign-Up Deadline

Last Push Before Healthcare Sign-Up Deadline

The Affordable Care Act sign-up deadline is one week away. Officials from Washington are here in SoCal to... Read »

Mar 24, 2014
Voters to Decide Whether Doctors Will Undergo Drug Testing

Voters to Decide Whether Doctors Will Undergo Drug Testing

Families who lost loved ones to medical negligence delivered thousands of signatures on Monday for a ballot measure... Watch »

Mar 24, 2014
Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People a Year: WHO

Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People a Year: WHO

Air pollution kills about 7 people throughout the world each year, the World Health Organization said in a... Read »

Mar 25, 2014
Calif. Polio-Like Virus Still a Mystery

Calif. Polio-Like Virus Still a Mystery

Doctors are trying to learn more about a mysterious "polio-like" illness that sickened a new victim... Watch »

Mar 24, 2014
Officials: No Fukushima Radiation at Calif. Beaches

Officials: No Fukushima Radiation at Calif. Beaches

The hoopla over YouTube video purporting to show a Half Moon Bay beach awash in radiation -- linked, of course,... Read »

Mar 24, 2014
 Wounded Pa. Soldier Seeks Chinese Stem Cell Cure

Wounded Pa. Soldier Seeks Chinese Stem Cell Cure

A York County, Pa., soldier left partially paralyzed when he was shot in Afghanistan nearly two years ago is banking... Read »

Mar 23, 2014
Listeria Recall Affects Parkers Farm Cheese, Salsa, Spreads

Listeria Recall Affects Parkers Farm Cheese, Salsa, Spreads

A major recall out of Minnesota is affecting foods sold at Costco, Wal-Mart, Target, Whole Foods and more... Read »

Mar 23, 2014
Baby Girl With Rare Disease Inspires Nationwide Support

Baby Girl With Rare Disease Inspires Nationwide Support

A fundraiser is set to take place next month for a Levittown baby girl who captured the hearts of... Read »

Mar 23, 2014
Docs Forced to Alter Surgery Plans for Obese Girl

Docs Forced to Alter Surgery Plans for Obese Girl

Doctors operating on a Texas girl suffering from rare medically-induced obesity had to alter their plans in... Read »

Mar 21, 2014
Alzheimer’s Affects Women More Than Breast Cancer

Alzheimer’s Affects Women More Than Breast Cancer

A new report from the Alzheimer’s Association shows 60 percent of alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers are women and... Watch »

Mar 19, 2014
Obama Reveals NCAA Picks, Touts

Obama Reveals NCAA Picks, Touts "ACA Bracket" GIFs

President Barack Obama picked Michigan State to beat defending champions Louisville in the NCAA men's... Watch »

Mar 31, 2014
Misguided Advice When It Comes to Saturated Fat?

Misguided Advice When It Comes to Saturated Fat?

The common rule of thumb when it comes to saturated fat is eat less! But a recent study from Cambridge suggests this... Read »

Mar 18, 2014
Krave Beef Jerky Recalled Due to Safety Concerns

Krave Beef Jerky Recalled Due to Safety Concerns

Krave Jerky has issued a recall for its Garlic Chili Pepper Beef Jerky following safety concerns with the... Read »

Mar 18, 2014
New High-Tech Cancer Treatment Making a Difference

New High-Tech Cancer Treatment Making a Difference

Patients in East Los Angeles now have access to high-tech cancer care. A new tool delivers pinpoint doses... Read »

Mar 17, 2014
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