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The entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Asthma rates drop but experts not breathing easier

NEW YORK (AP) — A new survey suggests asthma in the U.S. may finally be on the decline. But the results are so surprising that health officials are cautious about claiming a downturn. The numbers […]

06/19/2014

FILE- In this Dec. 14, 2011, file photo, a driver uses an iPhone while driving in Los Angeles. Among teen drivers, 41 percent had texted or emailed behind the wheel in the previous month according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that was released on Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Study: Teens are drinking less, texting while driving more

NEW YORK (AP) — American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they’re texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government’s […]

06/13/2014

In this June 10, 2014 photo, Andy Hughes poses for a portrait at his home in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

CDC: Men who shack up less likely to get checkups

NEW YORK (AP) — Tie the knot, see a doc? A new study says men are more likely to get medical checkups if they’re married rather than just living with a woman. And, surprisingly, more […]

06/11/2014

Professor Alexander Seifalian with a synthetic polymer nose at his research facility in the Royal Free Hospital in London, Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Noses, made in Britain: UK touts lab-grown organs

LONDON (AP) — In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory. It’s far from the only lab in the […]

04/08/2014

Fielding to step down as LA County public health director

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Los Angeles County’s public health director, announced today that he plans to retire after 16 years with the county. “I have decided to leave when a successor, whom […]

03/28/2014

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Last minute tips to navigate the health exchanges

Monday is the Obamacare open enrollment deadline. But President Obama chose to extend that deadline until the middle of next month, IF you’ve already begun your enrollment process. And with about 1 in 6 Americans […]

03/27/2014

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Navigating the final days of open enrollment

Just six days until the open enrollment deadline under Obamacare. If you are a procrastinator, no need to panic. We have someone with us today to help you through the process. Nicole Duritz, who is […]

03/25/2014

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Every 8 minutes a child goes to an ER for medicine poisoning

Every 8 minutes a child goes to the emergency room for medicine poisoning. Next week is National Poison Prevention Week, which highlights the growing danger of meds found in your home. Penny and Phil spoke […]

03/13/2014

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Child obesity rates drop 43% in past decade

We apparently are making an impressive dent in child obesity rates. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity rates in children ages 2 to 5 dropped 43 percent in the past decade. […]

02/26/2014

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthesis in Rome. (AP Photo/Patrizia Tocci, Science Translational Medicine)

Amputee feels with bionic hand

Researchers in Europe are working to create a prosthetic hand with a sense of touch. The prototype lets an amputee feel differences in the shape and hardness of different objects, and adjust grasp in response. […]

02/06/2014

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