Health reports from NBC4's Dr. Bruce Hensel

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 03:21 PM PST

CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

The CDC has taken down a much-criticized website that offered an "obesity cost calculator" to help American employers tally financial losses linked to overweight employees, an agency spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 07:16 AM PST

Medical Clinics Opened Inside Target

Medical Clinics Opened Inside Target

Kaiser Permanente is opening medical clinics inside Target stores.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 11:38 AM PST

Study Shows Promise in Treating Heart Disease Associated With Muscular Dystrophy

Study Shows Promise in Treating Heart Disease Associated With Muscular Dystrophy

Doctors at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions announced a potential breakthrough Monday, asserting that stem cells used to treat heart attacks may also help kids with muscular dystrophy.

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 11:48 PM PST

California Targets 1.7 Million for Health Sign-Ups

California Targets 1.7 Million for Health Sign-Ups

After initial missteps caused a choppy start, California health care officials are betting that an upgraded website, more help and better Spanish-language outreach will result in a smoother and bigger second...

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 12:23 AM PST

Affordable Care Act Re-Enrollment Begins

Affordable Care Act Re-Enrollment Begins

The second open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act began Saturday morning. Melissa Etezadi reports from East Los Angeles for the NBC4 News at 5 on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 06:06 PM PST

Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers

Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers

Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate, colon, and pancreatic cancers combined, but because it carries the stigma of smoking, experts say that it is often overlooked in non-smoking patients, despite...

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