New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has revealed he had lap-band surgery to lose weight. How much does such a procedure cost–and would it be insured? Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with Dr. Carson Liu, a Santa Monica weight loss surgeon.
Do you wonder if your doctor sometimes orders unnecessary tests? A Doctor’s group, representing 350,000 physicians says, before you take that test, just ask your doctor if you really need it. The Group, Choosing Wisely, […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has gotten a $20 million donation toward its nearly completed Advanced Health Services Pavilion. The Sue and Bill Gross Surgery and Procedure Center is named […]
Urologists have recently completed a study about emergency room visits involving injuries to the genitals. Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee spoke with Dr. Benjamin Bryer from the UCSF Medical Center to learn more.
Dodger reliever Kenley Jansen has undergone heart surgery. Wait a minute — what? Yeah. Heart surgery. They are calling it a “surgical procedure” to correct an irregular heartbeat. The official release from the team: Kenley […]
ATLANTA (AP) – Health officials say the death toll in a rare fungal meningitis outbreak across several states has risen to seven. In updated figures posted to its website Saturday, the Centers for Disease Control […]
NEW YORK (AP) – Scientists have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer and find four major classes of the disease. They hope their work will lead to more effective treatments. The […]
NEW YORK (AP) – As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main reason: The safer vaccine that has been in use since […]
NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has pledged $30 million for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday the funding to the NIH, which is part […]
Experimental drug therapy is costly, but sometimes it’s a patient’s only hope. Musicologist Bill Dudley, who usually talks with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee about music, has the story of a paramedic who is dealing […]
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