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Monday, May 16, 2016 at 04:33 PM PDT

Heart Attacks Are 'Silent' in Nearly Half of Cases: Study

Heart Attacks Are 'Silent' in Nearly Half of Cases: Study

A new study released Monday found that 45 percent of heart attacks in the United States are "silent" — people don't realize they're having them, NBC News reports. But even though these heart attacks do...

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 12:42 PM PDT

Be There San Diego

Be There San Diego

The group "Be There San Diego" wants to help turn the tide against the rise in heart disease, especially in African-Americans. NBC 7's Artie Ojeda reports.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 03:38 PM PDT

Bid to Raise California Tobacco Tax Nears November Ballot

Bid to Raise California Tobacco Tax Nears November Ballot

Update on a proposed ballot measure to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack.

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 05:21 AM PDT

In Surprising Turnabout, Oklahoma Eyes Medicaid Expansion

In Surprising Turnabout, Oklahoma Eyes Medicaid Expansion

Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republican leaders in this conservative state are now confronting something that alarms them even more: a...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 05:52 AM PDT

MGH Surgeons Perform Nation's 1st Penis Transplant

MGH Surgeons Perform Nation's 1st Penis Transplant

Massachusetts General Hospital said Monday is has performed the nation's first penis transplant. Last week, during the 15-hour procedure, surgeons connected the intricate vascular nerve structures of a...

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 05:19 PM PDT

Pfizer Blocks Use of Its Drugs for Executions

 Pfizer Blocks Use of Its Drugs for Executions

The Pfizer drug company is taking steps to ensure its products do not wind up in cocktails being used to execute prisoners, NBC News reported. "Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11:59 AM PDT

Living Long: Centenarians Share Their Secrets

Living Long: Centenarians Share Their Secrets

When it comes to living long, people who've lived to be 100 years old get asked is "what's your secret?" But their keys to longevity seems to be as varied as their lives are long. Though genetics may be...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 05:56 PM PDT

Senate Strikes Bipartisan Deal Worth $1.1 Billion to Fight Zika

Senate Strikes Bipartisan Deal Worth $1.1 Billion to Fight Zika

The Senate struck a bipartisan compromise deal to give President Obama more than half the money he’s asked for to fight the Zika virus, NBC News reports. The deal was brokered by Missouri Sen.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 03:37 PM PDT

Recycling Project Aims to Prevent Zika Habitat

Recycling Project Aims to Prevent Zika Habitat

California’s government is collaborating with Baja California this month to recycle about 50,000 waste tires, in an effort to prevent potential Zika habitat in the Tijuana-San Diego border region, according...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 03:01 PM PDT

FDA to Redefine 'Healthy,' 'Natural' Foods

 FDA to Redefine 'Healthy,' 'Natural' Foods

The Food and Drug Association is redefining what “healthy” really means following years of pressure to make changes to the way it labels food products, NBC News reports. Congress is also urging the FDA...

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