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Meth Use Up Among Youth in Juvenile Hall

Meth Use Up Among Youth in Juvenile Hall

The use of methamphetamine has increased among youth booked into juvenile hall in San Diego County, a newly-released... Read »

Jul 30, 2014
Ebola Scare Briefly Closes Charlotte ER

Ebola Scare Briefly Closes Charlotte ER

A possible Ebola scare closed a Charlotte area emergency room briefly overnight amid heightened fears about... Read »

Jul 30, 2014
California Pharmacies Urged to Translate Drug Labels

California Pharmacies Urged to Translate Drug Labels

The push is on to make prescription translations mandatory in California. Watch »

Jul 30, 2014

"We Need More": Fight Against Ebola Is Thin on Ground

The biggest outbreak of Ebola in history is affecting over 1,200 people and continues to spread with no end... Watch »

Jul 30, 2014
Limb-Lengthening Surgery Creates Controversy

Limb-Lengthening Surgery Creates Controversy

College student Chandler Crews, who was born with dwarfism, underwent controversial surgeries to become taller. Watch »

Jul 30, 2014
Parents Desperately Seek Medical Marijuana

Parents Desperately Seek Medical Marijuana

California has the oldest and most liberal compassionate care law among the 23 states plus Washington, Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again

Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again

A day after a lightning storm killed a one man and injured others on a California beach, survivors describe... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
App Aims to Save Cardiac Arrest Victims

App Aims to Save Cardiac Arrest Victims

A free CPR smartphone app aims to help San Diegans take a beat and save victims of sudden cardiac arrest, one of the... Watch »

Jul 28, 2014
Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes: Study

Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes: Study

British researchers conducted an experiment that suggested that fist bumps are a cleaner way for people to... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Second American Diagnosed With Ebola in Liberia

Second American Diagnosed With Ebola in Liberia

A second U.S. citizen working in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, a charitable... Watch »

Jul 28, 2014
The Case for Legalized Marijuana

The Case for Legalized Marijuana

On Sunday, The New York Times became the largest U.S. newspaper to support decriminalizing pot on the... Watch »

Jul 27, 2014
U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

A 33-year-old American doctor helping fight Ebola in Liberia's capital has come down with the hemorrhagic... Read »

Jul 26, 2014
New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

In a big win for legal weed, The New York Times on Saturday called for an end to the federal government's ban... Read »

Jul 27, 2014
7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

Although experts have long recommended eight hours of sleep a night for adults, several new studies show that seven... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Sgt. Saves Heroin Overdose Victim With Antidote

Sgt. Saves Heroin Overdose Victim With Antidote

A heroin user found unconscious at his home in east San Diego was saved by a deputy who used an overdose... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

A person caught the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States this month, health officials say — marking... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds

Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds

Young women are more likely to die from heart attacks than young men, according to a new study in the Journal of the... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
2 More Babies Get Herpes After Ritual Circumcisions: Officials

2 More Babies Get Herpes After Ritual Circumcisions: Officials

Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes in New York this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
10 Million Got Obamacare Coverage, Study Confirms

10 Million Got Obamacare Coverage, Study Confirms

More than 10 million people who were previously uninsured received health insurance under Obamacare,... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Go Ahead, Stay Up an Extra Hour

Go Ahead, Stay Up an Extra Hour

New research suggests we may only need seven hours of sleep per night, rather than the eight hours we've always been... Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
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