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"Chemorella" Book Helps Explain Cancer to Children

When cancer impacts a family, one of the hardest conversations is the one to explain it to 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
Domestic Violence Prevention Programs Don't Work, Researchers Say

Domestic Violence Prevention Programs Don't Work, Researchers Say

In the wake of domestic abuse scandals that have plagued the NFL, the league's commissioner, Roger Goodell,... Read »

Oct 4, 2014
Woman Who Received Womb Transplant Gives Birth

Woman Who Received Womb Transplant Gives Birth

A woman in Sweden gave birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering... Read »

Oct 4, 2014
New Jersey Boy Who Died Had Enterovirus: CDC

New Jersey Boy Who Died Had Enterovirus: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control has determined that the 4-year-old New Jersey boy who died at home last week... Watch »

Oct 7, 2014
Family Leaves Dallas Home Where Ebola Patient Stayed

Family Leaves Dallas Home Where Ebola Patient Stayed

A hazardous-materials crew on Friday decontaminated the Texas apartment where an Ebola patient stayed,... Watch »

Oct 7, 2014
Ebola Cases Stoke Air Travel Fears

Ebola Cases Stoke Air Travel Fears

Anger over revelations that the patient diagnosed with Ebola in Texas was allowed to fly from Liberia has... Watch »

Oct 3, 2014
Texas Can Enforce Strict Abortion Law: Appeals Court

Texas Can Enforce Strict Abortion Law: Appeals Court

A U.S. appeals court Thursday allowed Texas to immediately begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions that will... Read »

Oct 2, 2014
Ebola in America

Ebola in America

The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States sparked immediate concerns about who may have been... Read »

Oct 25, 2014
Dr. Bruce Hensel: About Enterovirus

Dr. Bruce Hensel: About Enterovirus

A look at what parents need to know about enteroviruses. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the
NBC4 News at Noon on... Watch »

Oct 1, 2014
Travelers From West Africa Warned About Ebola

Travelers From West Africa Warned About Ebola

All people traveling to the United States from countries with Ebola are being warned as of Wednesday about... Read »

Oct 1, 2014
Two Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in LA County

Two Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in LA County

The first cases of enterovirus D68 confirmed in Los Angeles County involve two children, according to... Watch »

Oct 2, 2014

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