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Deadline Day Push at Healthcare

Deadline Day Push at Healthcare "Enroll-a-Thon"

Workers plan to help people sign up for health coverage Monday at a 19-hour "Enroll-a-Thon." Read »

Mar 31, 2014
Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: Study

Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: Study

A new study published Saturday suggests that women who drink a lot of diet soda may be at a greater risk of... Read »

Mar 30, 2014
Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

Joan Milne was born deaf and was overcome with emotion when she heard a nurse reciting the days of the week for the... Watch »

Mar 29, 2014
Many Preteens Have High Cholesterol: Study

Many Preteens Have High Cholesterol: Study

A news study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
Marriage Healthy for the Heart?

Marriage Healthy for the Heart?

A study of more than 3.5 million Americans found that married people were less likely than single, divorced... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men

Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men

Frightening and threatening sexual harassment in the military may cause its male victims more distress than... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
Autism Rates Jump by 30 Percent in Kids: CDC

Autism Rates Jump by 30 Percent in Kids: CDC

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds... Read »

Mar 27, 2014
6 Million Have Enrolled on Obamacare Sites: White House

6 Million Have Enrolled on Obamacare Sites: White House

More than 6 million people have enrolled in health insurance on the new Obamacare exchanges, the White House... Read »

Mar 27, 2014
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
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