Conditions and Diseases

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Do more women need diabetes care when pregnant?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Developing diabetes during pregnancy isn’t good for mother or baby, and it’s a growing problem. Now there’s a push to change how women are tested for the disorder.

03/06/2013

Alzheimer's

Lilly drug chosen for Alzheimer’s prevention study

(AP) – Researchers have chosen an experimental drug by Eli Lilly & Co. for a large federally funded study aiming to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in older people at high risk of developing it.

01/18/2013

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Dr. Drew on The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

This morning Dr. Drew Pinsky listed all of the serious medical concerns for people who get less than 7 hours of sleep on a regular basis, people like Penny Griego and Phil Hulett of LA’s […]

01/14/2013

Flu vaccine vial

Flu season came early but too soon to say it’s bad

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu season arrived early in the U.S. this year, but health officials and experts say it’s too early to say this will be a bad one. Of course, if you got it, you may disagree!

01/10/2013

Cancer death rates

Report: Death rate from cancer still inching down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers say death rates from cancer are continuing to inch down. Cancer deaths began slowly dropping during the 1990s, and today’s report shows the trend holding.

01/07/2013

'Dancing' co-host Brooke Burke has thyroid cancer (video)

NEW YORK (AP) — “Dancing with the Stars” co-host Brooke Burke says she has thyroid cancer. Burke posted a video message Thursday on YouTube disclosing her condition and her plans for surgery to remove her […]

11/08/2012

Study: Cancer patients overestimate value of chemo

NEW YORK (AP) – Most patients getting chemotherapy for incurable lung or colon cancers mistakenly believe that the treatment can cure them rather than just buy them some more time or ease their symptoms, a […]

10/24/2012

Tips to reduce breast cancer risk (audio)

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Susan Brown from Komen for the Cure tells KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee what to do to reduce the risk of acquiring breast cancer:

10/20/2012

Zombie CPR gets the point across (video)

Have you been “bitten” by the zombie craze?  Canadians have crafted a new public service announcement on CPR using the mindless walking dead. It’s titled “The Undeading,” where a horde of zombies performs CPR on […]

10/05/2012

Caregivers can be any age, for any reason (audio)

One woman’s story illustrates the growing trend of caregivers today. When she was only 18 years-old, Tori Zellick found herself in the role of caregiver when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She wrote […]

08/16/2012

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