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NCIS Star Pauley Perrette Issues Hair Dye Health Warning After Severe Allergic Reaction

KCAL9’s Kristine Lazar spoke with Perrette, whose character, Abby Sciuto, is known for her raven locks. But the actress may soon be wearing a wig.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/21/2014

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Governor Approves Changes To Covered California Board

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at diversifying California’s health exchange board by expanding the eligibility criteria for members.

07/21/2014

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School Safety Tips For Younger Kids

School is back in session, so take some time to go over these important safety tips with your children. This is just the beginning of the conversation, but it’s a great place to get started.

07/21/2014

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Camp Kesem: A Week Of Summer Fun For Kids Affected By A Parent’s Cancer

In many aspects, Camp Kesem is your typical summer camp where kids can go make friends and play, but it also helps campers dealing with cancer at home.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/18/2014

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Study: Young People Downplay Health Risks Of Hookah Smoking

Researchers say over half of young adults believe smoking tobacco out of water pipes is not harmful to their health, despite warnings from federal health officials to the contrary.

07/15/2014

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Five Healthy Foods For Your Brain

When it comes to maintaining and even enhancing brain health, choosing the right foods is critically important. These five foods will have your brain working in top gear.

07/11/2014

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Tips For Preventing Child Deaths In Hot Cars

Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.

07/09/2014

A worker in Bali gets ready to inject a dog with the rabies vaccine. (credit: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images News)

Rabid Skunk Found In LA County For First Time In 35 Years

The disease has jumped from bats to skunks, officials said.

07/04/2014

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Foster Farms Chicken Distributed From Fresno Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year, company and federal food officials said Thursday night.

07/04/2014

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‘The Aerial Classroom’ Offers Circus Training, Daring Workouts

Students at a local school are learning how to get in shape while using equipment more often seen in shows like Cirque du Soliel.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/02/2014

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

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Sharp Rise In Whooping Cough Cases Reported In LA County

With the number of whooping-cough cases in California now at an epidemic level, local health officials are reporting a sharp increase in the number of infections in Los Angeles County.

06/27/2014

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Woman Shares Her Battle With Fatal Form Of Scleroderma

Kristine Cruz-Munda often receives compliments on her glowing skin. But what people don’t know is that the one thing that makes her so pretty is also killing her.

06/19/2014

Health officials say the majority of those with pertussis cases in California had vaccinations. (Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Whooping Cough In California Soars To Epidemic Levels

The number of whooping cough cases in the Southland and throughout California has reached epidemic proportions, state health officials said Friday.

06/13/2014

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KNX On Your Corner: Citrus Valley Health Partners

When it comes to medical care in the eastern San Gabriel Valley, people rely on a family of hospitals that make up the Citrus Valley Health Partners.

06/13/2014

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