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Public Weighs in on Escondido Hospital Closure

Public Weighs in on Escondido Hospital Closure

A North County hospital that is losing more than $20 million a year may soon close its doors after six decades of... Watch »

Jun 23, 2015
Action Needed Now to Slow Climate Change: WH

Action Needed Now to Slow Climate Change: WH

Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air... Read »

Jun 23, 2015
Skinny Jeans Land

Skinny Jeans Land "Fashion Victim" in Hospital for Days

An Australian woman was hospitalized for four days after her skinny jeans cut off the blood flow to her calves and... Read »

Jun 27, 2015
General Mills to Drop Artificial Ingredients in Cereal

General Mills to Drop Artificial Ingredients in Cereal

General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing... Read »

Jun 22, 2015
Several Brands of Bottled Water Recalled

Several Brands of Bottled Water Recalled

Niagara Bottling is recalling its bottled water products after one of its spring sources was contaminated with E. Watch »

Jun 24, 2015
Scientists Discover 400,000-Year-Old Tartar on Cavemen Teeth

Scientists Discover 400,000-Year-Old Tartar on Cavemen Teeth

Like modern Americans at summer barbecues, people living in the early Paleolithic era were big fans of grilling... Read »

Jun 20, 2015
U.S. Officials Preparing for MERS Outbreak Following S. Korea

U.S. Officials Preparing for MERS Outbreak Following S. Korea

A deadly outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Virus in South Korea is prompting health officials and experts... Read »

Jun 22, 2015
West-Nile Infected Mosquitoes Don't Bode Well: County

West-Nile Infected Mosquitoes Don't Bode Well: County

Three new batches of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus, a bad sign for the season to come... Read »

Jun 18, 2015
Teen Dies After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Teen Dies After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

A Minnesota teen who had her wisdom teeth extracted has died after complications from the procedure, KARE, NBC's... Watch »

Jun 18, 2015
Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory: Study

Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory: Study

Dietary trans fatty acids (dTFA) are used in foods to improve taste, texture and durability. Read »

Jun 18, 2015
Google Now Showing Nutrition Facts for Fast Food Chains

Google Now Showing Nutrition Facts for Fast Food Chains

Google has simplified searching for fast food nutrition information, NBC News reported. Read »

Jun 16, 2015
FDA Cracks Down on Trans Fats

FDA Cracks Down on Trans Fats

The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health. The Food Read »

Jun 16, 2015
Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw

Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw

No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's... Read »

Jun 14, 2015
Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC

Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC

Adverse health effects as a result of increased synthetic marijuana use are on the rise, the Centers for Disease... Read »

Jun 11, 2015
Study Shows Drop in Underage Drinking

Study Shows Drop in Underage Drinking

Rates among underage drinking are dropping steadily, a new study reveals. The report by the Substance Abuse and... Read »

Jun 12, 2015
CA Lawmakers Pass Controversial School Vaccine Bill

CA Lawmakers Pass Controversial School Vaccine Bill

California lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill mandating that schoolchildren be vaccinated, after five hours of... Read »

Jun 9, 2015
Pill That Reverses Abortion Causes a Stir

Pill That Reverses Abortion Causes a Stir

An Arizona law forces doctors to notify patients of pill that can reverse the effects of the abortion pill RU46. Watch »

Jun 9, 2015
Woman With Rare, Aggressive Form of TB Sent to NIH

Woman With Rare, Aggressive Form of TB Sent to NIH

A woman with a hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis is being treated at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda,... Read »

Jun 9, 2015
Aging MDs Prompt Call for Competency Tests

Aging MDs Prompt Call for Competency Tests

A plan has been adopted to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope. Read »

Jun 8, 2015
Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study

Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study

Dozens of U.S. hospitals are hiking up healthcare costs more than 1,000 percent – over 10 times the costs allowed by... Read »

Jun 8, 2015

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