Koral Reef died of a rare, brain-eating amoeba. Her family is now hoping to raise awareness about Balamuthia. (credit: C. Meister)

‘Team Koral Reef’ Hopes To Raise Awareness Of Rare Amoeba That Killed Newlywed

Video footage of Koral Reef just months before her death shows a happy and healthy young woman getting fit for her big day.


(Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.


Todd Thomas nearly lost his right leg to a spider bite. He's been in the hospital eight weeks. (credit: CBS)

Only On CBS2: Man Nearly Loses Leg After Possibly Being Bitten By Spider

He’s had at least 10 surgeries, with the latest Wednesday.


18-year-old Kaitlyn Dobrow has been hospitalized since February after contracting meningococcal disease. (courtesy Dobrow family)

OC Health Officials Issue Warning On Potential Disease Outbreak

Public health officials are warning of a potential outbreak of meningococcal disease after an 18-year-old Huntington Beach girl was diagnosed with the infection.


(credit: CBS)

Superbug Found In Los Angeles May Be Cause For Concern

A new threat emerges as a strand of untreatable and potentially deadly bacteria has begun spreading throughout the U.S., and health officials say one of these bugs is in Los Angeles.


(HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor Rushed To Hospital For Internal Bleeding, Infection

For the second time in a month, 94-year-old Zsa Zsa Gabor was rushed to a hospital Wednesday due to internal bleeding and an infection.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/09/2011

(credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Ex-Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda Released From Hospital

Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda is recovering from a bacterial infection that caused the 83-year-old to be hospitalized.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/30/2011

(credit: CBS)

Bell Council Candidate Miguel Sanchez Dies At 34

A candidate for Bell City Council has died just days before the election.


(Credit: AP)

GOP Hopeful Carly Fiorina Leaves Hospital

Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has been released from the hospital two days after she checked in for an infection.


(Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina Hospitalized With Infection

California GOP Senate challenger Carly Fiorina is in the hospital to be treated for an infection associated with her reconstructive surgery after breast cancer.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/26/2010