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Strauss Family Takes On Another Fight For Life As Dad Needs Kidney
Jeff Strauss, of Manhattan Beach, is a single dad to a 14-year-old daughter who just beat cancer. Now he has just been diagnosed with a hereditary kidney disease that took his grandmother's life and father's life at a young age.
O.C. Health Officials Say Clinic Can No Longer Perform Procedures Until Facility Becomes Bacteria-Free
On Wednesday, officials said hundreds of children might have been exposed to the infectious bacteria.
UCI Study Links Selfies To Happiness
Researchers say taking selfies with smartphones and sharing them can make you feel good.
Vaccine Critic Dr. Bob Sears Faces Disciplinary Action For Excusing Toddler From Immunizations
Dr. Bob Sears, a nationally critic of mandatory vaccination laws and a Capistrano Beach pediatrician, faces disciplinary actions from the state medical board for recommending a 2-year-old patient forego immunizations.
Parents Demand Answers After Jurupa Valley Leprosy Scare
Some parents refused to send their children to school Tuesday after receiving a warning about two possible cases of leprosy affecting students at Indian Hills Elementary School.
Hesperia Athlete Suffers Severe Head Injury
Bruce Henderson, 17, suffered a serious head injury during a football game in Hesperia. According to a family friend, there's no official word on his condition.
Unconfirmed Report: 2 Students At A Jurupa Valley School Have Leprosy
Indian Hills Elementary School sent a letter home to parents, telling them about the confirmed report.
FDA Orders Ban On Antibacterial Soaps, Saying They Might Do More Harm Than Good
The FDA points to new data that suggests long-term exposure to these chemicals could cause hormonal problems or resistance to bacteria.
FDA Bans Ingredients In Anti-Bacterial Soaps, Washes
More than a dozen chemicals used in anti-bacterial soaps and washes are being banned by the FDA, which said there is no proof that they are safe or prevent the spread of germs.
Pediatrics Group Calls For Tougher Vaccination Laws
The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for the elimination of all non-medical exemptions to immunizations in a set of new policies published Monday.
Breast Density Helps Determine When To Get Mammograms, Study Says
Recent recommendations about how often to get a mammogram have created confusion. Now, a study has concluded individual factors, like breast density and family history, should determine how often women get mammograms.
Marrow Donor Sought To Save Young Father's Life
Adam Krief has a rare form of blood cancer. A marrow transplant is the only way to save his life.
Aetna To Pull Out Of Obamacare Exchanges
Aetna is reportedly reducing its presence on the individual exchanges in 2017 in the latest blow to Obamacare.
Study: Kids Exposed To Acetaminophen Before Birth Have Higher Risk Of Behavioral Issues
Of the nearly 7,800 pregnant women studied, five percent of their children had behavior problems, researchers say.
No Vaccinations, No School; That's The Law
Medical exemptions are allowed, but not those based on personal beliefs.
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