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Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 09:08 AM PDT

Baby Given Police Escort in Snowstorm 'Resting Comfortably'

Baby Given Police Escort in Snowstorm 'Resting Comfortably'

A 23-month-old Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, boy who was escorted by snowplows and state troopers for an emergency procedure during this week's snowstorm was resting comfortably Friday in a hospital. Bentley...

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 08:12 PM PDT

NAMI App for Navigating through a Mental Health Crisis

NAMI App for Navigating through a Mental Health Crisis

With one in every four people affected in some way by mental illness either personally or through a family member in the U.S., it would be easy to assume there is vast, shared knowledge about mental illness.

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 07:29 AM PDT

Cholesterol Drug Cuts Heart Risks, Spurs New Debate on Cost

Cholesterol Drug Cuts Heart Risks, Spurs New Debate on Cost<br />

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that's likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost. Stati...

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 03:06 PM PDT

Falls Are Taking a Huge and Rising Toll on Elderly Brains

Falls Are Taking a Huge and Rising Toll on Elderly Brains

Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from U.S. government researchers. The reason for the increase...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 11:12 PM PDT

7 More Flu Death Reported in San Diego County

7 More Flu Death Reported in San Diego County

The total number of flu deaths in San Diego County for this season is now up to 68, the County Health and Human Services Agency (HSSA) confirmed.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 04:12 PM PDT

Critics Warn 'Phase 2' Won’t Save Health Care Plan

Critics Warn 'Phase 2' Won’t Save Health Care Plan

Things aren't looking great for the Republican health care bill after the Congressional Budget Office estimated it would lead to 24 million more people without insurance and skyrocketing costs for older...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 10:19 AM PDT

Mental Health Groups Worry New GOP Plan Will End Coverage

Mental Health Groups Worry New GOP Plan Will End Coverage

Mental health groups say the new GOP health care bill would terminate mental health care and efforts to combat the opioid crisis, NBC News reported. The Congressional Budget Office released a report on the bill...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 02:59 PM PDT

Over 12M Signed Up for 'Obamacare' This Year: Gov't Report

Over 12M Signed Up for 'Obamacare' This Year: Gov't Report

A substantial 12 million people have enrolled for coverage this year under the very health care statute that President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress want to erase, the government said Wednesday. With...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 06:28 PM PDT

GOP Leaders Acknowledge Health Bill Changes, May Delay Vote

GOP Leaders Acknowledge Health Bill Changes, May Delay Vote

Their health care overhaul imperiled from all sides, the White House and top House Republicans acknowledged Wednesday they would make changes to the legislation in hopes of nailing down votes and pushing the...

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 11:42 AM PDT

Rattlesnakes: What Not to Do

Rattlesnakes: What Not to Do

If you find yourself face-to-face with a rattlesnake, would you know what not to do?

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