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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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. […]


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Sugar tied to fatal heart woes; soda’s a culprit

Chicago (AP) — Could too much sugar be deadly? The biggest study of its kind suggests the answer is yes, at least when it comes to fatal heart problems. It doesn’t take all that much […]


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Study: Telemedicine service may expand access to acute medical care

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Young, affluent people without health insurance are more likely to use a telemedicine program that allows patients to get medical help — including prescriptions — by talking to a doctor over […]


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CA Healthcare and Covered California

In the early-going, California’s health insurance marketplace, Covered California, was outpacing other state exchanges as well as the federal Obamacare website. But how are things going now? Phil and Penny spoke with Andrew Hyman, who […]