Lisa Sigell

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Lisa Sigell (CBS)

Lisa Sigell is a reporter for CBS 2 and KCAL 9 where she has worked since July of 2002. You can find her reporting weekdays and during primetime newscasts on KCAL and KCBS.

Lisa is passionate about her work as a reporter with a focus on medical and health issues. She covers breaking health news, new treatments and advancements in the medical field, health and wellness stories and of course, the courageous people dealing with health issues and life threatening illnesses. It is a segment that is not only meant to educate, but hopefully inspire, and maybe get others to give back to those that need it most.

Lisa works with many organizations including, Think Cure, the Dodger’s official charity aimed at finding treatments and eventually a cure for cancer, the Arthritis Foundation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Whether it’s co-hosting the local MDA Labor Day Telethon with her colleagues for the past five years or helping raise money and awareness at an event, it’s a charity that is close to her heart. She is also involved in Augie’s Quest, dedicated to finding new treatments and a cure for ALS, (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). It was started by her friend, Augie Nieto, a pioneer in the fitness industry who was diagnosed in March of 2005 with ALS.

Lisa is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she studied broadcast journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Before working in Los Angeles, Lisa worked as a reporter and anchor at the CBS affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina and at Cox Communications in Palos Verdes, California.

While in Los Angeles, Lisa earned several Emmy nominations for her health reporting and won an Emmy award for Best Feature Reporter. In South Carolina, she won two regional Emmy awards for series and consumer reporting, as well as a regional Edward R. Murrow award.

She is originally from Portland, Ore.

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Epidural Epidemic: Routine Pain Treatment Linked To Potential Complications

Back pain: lots of folks have it and can be desperate for relief.

11/04/2015

Implants Can Change Eye Color, But Are They Worth The Risk?

Iris implants are not approved by the FDA, so doctors in the United States don’t offer them.

09/30/2015

Concussions End Student’s Playing Days, But Now He’s Trying To Help Others

One of the most life changing risks of playing football is the potential for devastating blows to the head.

09/24/2015

New West Hollywood Spa Uses Dead Sea Minerals For Healing

Elias Amkie was inspired to create Grotto de Sal after he was diagnosed with debilitating rheumatoid arthritis.

09/15/2015

‘Performance Bedding’ Outfits Sleepers For A More Restful Night

Sleep: it’s the fuel for our bodies. Yet nearly half of Americans say they don’t get enough of it.

07/29/2015

Happiness, Smiles Abound At Annual ‘Stephanie’s Day’ Event In Studio City

Stephanie’s Day, a unique resource fair for families with children impacted by autism and other special needs, was hosted by CBS2/KCAL9 for a fifth consecutive year.

06/20/2015

Acro Yoga For Many Offers Benefits Beyond Strengthening One’s Body

Acro Yoga for many is about making connections while strengthening one’s body and perhaps even one’s love life.

05/18/2015

Vocal Coach To Top Recording Artists Keeps Dreams Alive

Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line and Emmylou Harris all have their own sound when it comes to country music but have a commonality: Valerie Morehouse.

05/15/2015

Leonard Nimoy’s Daughter Carries On Legendary ‘Star Trek’ Star’s Final Mission

Leonard Nimoy — a legend in the world of television, film, stage and the arts — passed away just 2 ½ months ago. He was known to generations of fans as Mr. Spock on “Star Trek,” but to his daughter, he was so much more. Tonight, Julie Nimoy shared with our Lisa Sigell precious memories of her father, never-before-seen photos, and how she is fulfilling one of his final wishes in an exclusive interview.

05/08/2015

Woman Cuts Family Off From WiFi Over Health Concerns

A local mother’s health concerns prompted her to cut her family off from wireless and wants more research conducted into the safety of WiFi.

05/05/2015

Dubbed A Blue Zone, Loma Linda May Possess The Secret To Longevity

Loma Linda is a place where people live an average of 10 years longer than the average American and are 10 times more likely to make it to the age 100. CBS2’s Lisa Sigell went deep inside the Southern California community to learn about the secret to longevity.

05/01/2015

Long Beach Woman Finds Relief From Mysterious Allergy After Living ‘Nightmare’

A mysterious rash that has many people searching for answers could be coming from products used daily including ones labeled “hypoallergenic” and even “gentle.”

04/27/2015

Victims Of Shoulder Injuries From Flu Shot Eligible For Cash Compensation

While doctors say a little soreness after a flu shot is perfectly normal, these victims developed serious orthopedic injuries.

03/18/2015

Skin Care For Cancer Patients Becomes Part Of Healing Process

A cancer diagnosis may mean changes to every aspect of one’s life, including skin care, and one local woman has made it her mission to help patients find their glow again.

03/03/2015

From Pain Alleviation To Relaxation, Some Are Floating Their Way To Relief

Flotation therapy is offering a wide-range of benefits for some who’ve experienced everything from pain relief to a better night’s sleep.

02/25/2015

Story about Cramping

Some Women Go To Great Lengths For Relief From Debilitating Monthly Cramps

For many women, mood swings and pain are a monthly ordeal, but in some cases the cramping may be so severe women are taking drastic measures to find relief from the pain.

02/17/2015

Advocates Can Help Patients Correct Medical Billing Mistakes, Coverage Issues

If medical bills are overwhelming you, or you have tried and failed to fight a bill or been denied coverage, there is help.

02/13/2015

Moorpark Couple Who Lost Daughter To Bacterial Meningitis Hopes Their Story Will Save Lives

A Moorpark couple who lost their daughter to bacterial meningitis is speaking for the first time in hope that lives may be saved through their story.

02/10/2015

Local Company Offers Soup Concoctions To Kick-Start Health, Weight Loss

As women who were on-the-go and loved to eat healthy, Angela Blatteis and Vivienne Vella co-founded a company that delivers soup and soup cleanses to Los Angeles-area residents.

02/02/2015

Once Courted By A Prince, Brentwood Woman Maintains Fresh Look On Not-So-Royal Budget

She once dated one of the world’s most eligible bachelors and, at the age of 50, Alison Read of Brentwood has managed to maintain her fresh look.

01/12/2015

Video Of Boy Hearing For The First Time Goes Viral

The joy was so overwhelming that Jennifer Aprea and her husband Dave shared it online, and the video of their 2-year-old son Ryan hearing for the first time went viral.

12/18/2014

Military Veterans Tormented By War Find Refuge In Healing Exotic Birds

Military veterans tormented by war are finding refuge in helping to heal exotic birds that have been orphaned.

12/12/2014

Only On 2: Inspectors Struggle To Keep Up With Imported Food Products

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is partnered with the FDA to anticipate potential threats to an issue of national security: the food supply.

11/26/2014

Formerly Conjoined Twin From Panama Is All Smiles After Surgery

A 2-year-old girl from Panama, who underwent surgery at a local hospital in Los Angeles, is on the road to recovery.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/07/2014

Two-Time Cancer Survivor Lost A Leg But Not Her Desire To Compete

With every swing and hit, Adrienne Slaughter is one step closer to her dream of returning to the tennis court to compete.

10/03/2014

Choosing The Right Skin Care For Your Age

Glowing, beautiful skin is key to slowing the hands of time. But with skin changing over time dermatologists say it’s important to use the right products for your age.

09/30/2014

Local Liberian-Americans Doing Their Part In Fight Against Ebola

Though most of its victims are thousands of miles away, the Ebola virus is having a profound impact in Southern California. With plans by the Liberian government to open more than two dozen treatment centers within the next few months, locals like David Beyan are working tirelessly to gather supplies.

09/29/2014

Local Dream Team Develops Cancer Treatment That’s Saving Lives

This Friday, CBS will air the annual star-studded telethon Stand Up To Cancer, which has raised millions for cancer research.

09/03/2014

Bone Marrow Transplant Cures Young Golfer Of Sickle Cell Anemia

A 10-year-old girl once held captive by excruciating headaches caused by sickle cell anemia has a new life that’s healthy and active thanks to a bone marrow transplant from her little sister.

08/18/2014

‘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

Stem Cell Therapy Saves Eyesight Of Fountain Valley Mother

Stem cell therapy saved the eyesight of a Fountain Valley mother.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/14/2014

FDA Warns Routine Fibroid Surgery May Spread Hidden Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert that a routine procedure to treat fibroids may cause the spread of cancer.

05/08/2014

Excess Baggage? New Product Promises To Be Spanx For The Eyes

Neotensil is helping women say goodbye to tired, puffy eyes.

05/04/2014

Her Own Reflection Is A Mystery Due To Face Blindness

While it’s not unusual to have trouble recognizing someone, picture a world where you don’t recognize any faces at all, such as those of your spouse or kids.

11/01/2013

‘Journey For The Cure’ A Depiction Of Different Faces Of Breast Cancer

A special book to benefit the fight against breast cancer is now on sale.

03/22/2013

Aviation Investigators Receive Training In Los Angeles

Many aviation investigators take part in the analysis and prevention of plane crashes. A large number of them use knowledge and skills taught through training here in Los Angeles.

03/05/2013

No Workout Required To Sweat Away Calories, Stress And Toxins

How would you like to burn calories, cleanse your body of toxins and increase your energy? Then it’s time to lie down.

02/26/2013

Newest Trend In Baby Showers Are Gender-Revealing Parties With 4D Ultrasounds

Technology is changing everything and baby showers are no exception.

02/25/2013

High-Tech Device Aimed At Improved Skin Cancer Detection

Technology used to defend our country to spot and target deadly missiles has now been adapted to spot a deadly target on our skin.

02/05/2013

Worst Flu Season In Years?

Flu cases are on the rise across the country. CBS2’s Lisa Sigell explains the signs of the flu virus compared to the average cold.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/08/2013

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