5 keys to successful health care shopping

(AP) – Patients are being pushed to shop more for health care by insurance plans that require them to pay higher out-of-pocket costs. But finding the right deal is often no easy task. Here are […]


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HazMat situation in South Gate

SOUTH GATE (CNS) – A woman was transported to a hospital today after reporting feeling ill because of a suspected ammonia leak at the South Gate cheese factory where she works, authorities said. The leak […]


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Digital 3-D atlas of brain reveals tiny details

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have a new brain atlas to help them study their favorite organ. It’s a digital, three-dimensional model called “BigBrain.” Its resolution is finer than a human hair, so it can […]


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German clinic: Man had pencil in head for 15 years

BERLIN (AP) — German doctors say a man spent 15 years with a pencil in his head following a childhood accident. Aachen University Hospital says the 24-year-old man from Afghanistan sought help in 2011 after […]


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Money 101 ‘Future Week’ podcast: Day 3

Bob talks to one of the world’s premier cancer specialists, Dr. David Agus about the future of medicine and healthcare. The episode also features Christina Farr, health and tech reporter for San Francisco-based She […]



Information about lap-band surgery

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.


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Does Your Doctor Order Unnecessary Tests?

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, […]


LA's Cedars-Sinai Medical Center gets $20M gift

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 […]


Urology study on ER visits due to genital injury (audio)

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.


You gotta have heart

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 […]




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