Health reports from NBC4's Dr. Bruce Hensel

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 04:26 PM PDT

Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in NY, NJ, CT: Officials

Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in NY, NJ, CT: Officials

Authorities have confirmed a case of enterovirus EV-D68 in New Jersey, the first case documented in the Garden State and the latest in an outbreak of the potentially severe respiratory illness, according to the...

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 01:41 PM PDT

Artificial Sweeteners May Set Stage for Diabetes

Artificial Sweeteners May Set Stage for Diabetes

New study suggests artificial sweeteners like Sweet 'N Low, Splenda and NutraSweet may hamper the way some people's bodies handle sugar and could promote diabetes.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 09:24 PM PDT

How to Protect Yourself During Heat Wave

How to Protect Yourself During Heat Wave

Dr. Bruce Hensel has the tips you need to know for your health on how to stay hydrated and cool during times of extreme heat for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 04:03 PM PDT

American Waistlines Are Still Expanding: Study

American Waistlines Are Still Expanding: Study

A study by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that while the body mass index of Americans is stable, adult waistlines are on the up.

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 09:50 PM PDT

Simulating Surgery to Save Lives

Simulating Surgery to Save Lives

Every year, as many as 440,000 Americans die because of mistakes that occur in hospitals. Now, with the use of high-tech simulators, physicians and their medical teams can practice procedures without risking the...

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 12:06 PM PDT

Who Is Leading the Fight Against Ebola?

Who Is Leading the Fight Against Ebola?

Ebola has killed 2,400 people and infected some 5,000 in the space of a few months, the World Health Organization said Friday, leading some health officials to question if enough is being done to combat...

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