Health

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Actress Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventive Surgery To Remove Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes

Actress Angelina Jolie announced Monday she has had another preventive surgery after a doctors found a small benign tumor on one of her ovaries.

03/24/2015

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LA County Firefighters Address Lawmakers Over Cell Tower Concerns

Many firefighters turned out to an L.A. Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to oppose an emergency communications effort that will improve public safety.

03/24/2015

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LA Firefighters Rally Over Potential Health Risks Posed By Cell Towers Near Fire Stations

Firefighters rallied outside a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning in Downtown Los Angeles over cell phone towers they fear pose serious health risks to dozens of L.A. County fire stations.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/23/2015

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Cardiologists Say ‘Heart Watchman’ Implant Could Be Breakthrough For Patients On Blood Thinners

CBS2/KCAL9 was there Monday morning as doctors in Santa Monica performed what they’re calling groundbreaking surgery.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/23/2015

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Santa Barbara Resident Being Monitored For Possible Exposure To Ebola In ‘LA Area’

The patient was identified upon return from a country with an active Ebola epidemic, a health official said.

03/22/2015

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List Of Wines Cited In Lawsuit As Having High Arsenic Levels

The 83 bottles of wine cited in a lawsuit this week as having dangerously high levels of arsenic came from 28 California wineries and were bottled under 31 different brand labels. Some of the labels included several different types of wine, such as merlot, chardonnay, burgundy, rose, etc.

03/20/2015

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California Strips Blue Shield Of Tax-Exempt Status

State officials have stripped Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status, an exemption the nonprofit health insurer has held since its founding in 1939.

03/18/2015

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Study: Ancient ‘Power Pose’ Posture Trend Helps Modern Americans With Confidence, Stress

“Power poses”, said to be an ancient practice, are being utilized in modern businesses in America, and professionals say they’re more beneficial to your health than you may think.

03/16/2015

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Analyst Warns Governor’s Retiree Health Plan Could Cost More

In a report Monday, legislative analyst Mac Taylor says the state could end up paying more over time if current and future state workers are asked to help pay for their health benefits.

03/16/2015

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KNX On Your Corner: Latino Health Access

There’s an organization in Santa Ana called “Latino Health Access”.

03/13/2015

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Aquarium Of The Pacific To Address Fallout Fears On Fukushima Anniversary

Can swimming or surfing in waters off the Southern California coast expose beachgoers to dangerous levels of radiation from the Fukushima disaster?

03/11/2015

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Apple Watch & ResearchKit Raise Privacy Concerns

Apple’s announcement brought the potential for a healthier future with innovative technology that’s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it’s privacy risks.

03/10/2015

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Alanis Morissette Takes To The Stage To Help Brain Scientists — Isn’t It Iconic?

“Heaven forbid rock stars have brains,” Morissette said.

03/06/2015

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Lawmakers Want High Schools To Teach ‘Yes Means Yes’ For Sex

Senate President Kevin de Leon and Assemblywoman Hanna-Beth Jackson announced legislation on Tuesday that would require school districts where health education is a high school graduate requirement to make sexual violence prevention a part of the curriculum.

03/03/2015

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Torrance Residents Take On ExxonMobil Days After Refinery Explosion

Demanding answers during a townhall meeting with company officials, dozens of locals say their homes and cars were coated with dust after Wednesday’s blast, which was strong enough to register as a magnitude 1.7 earthquake.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/20/2015

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