Health reports from NBC4's Dr. Bruce Hensel

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:07 PM PST

FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

The Food and Drug Administration warned Monday women getting fibroids removed should not be treated using devices called morcellators, which can possibly spread cancer in a woman's body.

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 06:20 PM PST

Nerve Freezing Procedure Offers Alternative Pain Relief

Nerve Freezing Procedure Offers Alternative Pain Relief

New nerve-freezing procedure offers an alternative for long-term pain relief.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 02:08 PM PST

Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Right-to-die advocates released a video Wednesday on what would have been Brittany Maynard's 30th birthday, in which the late newlywed urges Americans to join a grassroots campaign to pass death-with-dignity...

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 09:23 PM PST

Study Casts Doubt on Aspirin's Ability to Prevent Heart Attacks

Study Casts Doubt on Aspirin's Ability to Prevent Heart Attacks

Aspirin is one of the few miracle drugs: it works on pains, inflammation, fever and heart attacks. But it has down sides. New research suggests it may not be that effective in preventing heart attacks unless you...

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.

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