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Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 09:38 AM PDT

5 Myths About Leaving Kids in Cars

5 Myths About Leaving Kids in Cars

Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. And no matter how impossible it may seem, even the best of parents can forget a child in the backseat of their car.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 04:27 AM PDT

Texas Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC

Texas Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC

A North Texas girl is taking her cancer fight to Washington, D.C. Nine-year-old Sadie Keller is battling leukemia. For the last year NBC 5 has covered how she video-blogged her cancer treatment and raised more...

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Groundbreaking Device Helps Local Heart Attack Patient

Groundbreaking Device Helps Local Heart Attack Patient

Sharp Memorial Hospital made history on Saturday when it became the first local hospital to implant a biodegradable coronary artery stent in a patient.

Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 at 03:07 PM PDT

'Drunkorexia' Common Among College Students: Study

'Drunkorexia' Common Among College Students: Study

Almost a third of college students say they’ve taken part in practices dubbed “drunkorexia,” according to a recent study, NBC News reported. That’s the name for behaviors such as skipping meals or heavy...

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 09:22 AM PDT

Fla. Mosquitoes Tested for Zika to Confirm 1st Bites by US Insects

Fla. Mosquitoes Tested for Zika to Confirm 1st Bites by US Insects

Florida health officials are conducting tests in two possible non-travel related cases of Zika, either of which would be the first direct mosquito infection of the virus in the continental United States. The...

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 12:10 PM PDT

ACLU to Hospitals: No Illegal Body Cavity Searches

ACLU to Hospitals: No Illegal Body Cavity Searches

Hospitals and medical centers in four border regions including San Diego are being warned U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have no authority to compel staff to perform body cavity searches on...

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 07:59 AM PDT

Surgery Successfully Cures Epileptic Patients

Surgery Successfully Cures Epileptic Patients

Doctors in Houston, Texas, are using a new procedure to eliminate seizures in many epilepsy patients. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 07:42 AM PDT

Helping Teens With Autism Learn to Drive

Helping Teens With Autism Learn to Drive

Researchers are working on ways to help autistic teens learn to drive. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

Monday, Jul 18, 2016 at 09:30 PM PDT

San Diego Newborn Dies of Whooping Cough

San Diego Newborn Dies of Whooping Cough

A 5-week-old baby has died from whooping cough, San Diego County health officials said Monday.

Monday, Jul 18, 2016 at 10:01 AM PDT

Zika Mystery: Caregiver Gets Virus From Man Who Died

Zika Mystery: Caregiver Gets Virus From Man Who Died

A Utah man who became the first person in the continental U.S. to die after being infected with the Zika virus passed it to a caregiver, creating a medical mystery about how it spread between them, health...

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