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Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 11:20 AM PDT

300 Charged in Nation's Largest Health Care Fraud Bust

300 Charged in Nation's Largest Health Care Fraud Bust

About 300 people in more than half the states have been charged in the largest crackdown to date on health care fraud, federal authorities announced Wednesday. According to the Departments of Justice...

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 11:01 AM PDT

Americans Spend $30 Billion a Year on Alternative Medicine

Americans Spend $30 Billion a Year on Alternative Medicine

Americans spend a substantial part of out-of-pocket health care costs on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, even though there is little evidence some...

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 06:17 PM PDT

High Temperatures Hit Bay Area

High Temperatures Hit Bay Area

Hot weather is expected this week in the Bay Area, especially in the inland valleys and hills, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 08:48 PM PDT

Transgender Personal Trainer Builds Strength and Community

Transgender Personal Trainer Builds Strength and Community

While divisive voices continue to vilify transgender people, the reality is transgender individuals are out there, living full lives and making a positive impact in their communities.

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 12:24 PM PDT

Pregnant Women in Puerto Rico at Risk for Zika: CDC

Pregnant Women in Puerto Rico at Risk for Zika: CDC

The zika virus is spreading quickly in Puerto Rico, meaning hundreds of babies could be born with birth defects, NBC News reports. More than 1 percent of all Puerto Rico blood donations tested in early...

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 03:28 PM PDT

Lung Cancer Patients Treated With Drug Over Chemo

Lung Cancer Patients Treated With Drug Over Chemo

Lung cancer patients who have never been treated will now get the same drug used to help former President Jimmy Carter, NBC News reported. Researchers said they wanted to give Keytruda to 305 lung cancer...

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 04:49 PM PDT

3 Babies Born in US With Birth Defects Caused by Zika: CDC

3 Babies Born in US With Birth Defects Caused by Zika: CDC

Three babies with Zika-linked birth defects have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first accounting of outcomes for pregnant women infected with the virus.

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 10:47 AM PDT

UN No Longer Deems Coffee Possible Carcinogen

UN No Longer Deems Coffee Possible Carcinogen

The World Health Organization's research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen, declaring there isn't enough proof to show a link to cancer. But the International Agency...

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 at 01:35 PM PDT

Bird in Antioch Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Bird in Antioch Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

A dead bird in Antioch has tested positive for West Nile virus, Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District officials said Tuesday.

Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 01:34 PM PDT

Overdoses, Accidental Deaths Rise Among Americans: Report

Overdoses, Accidental Deaths Rise Among Americans: Report

Accidents are killing more Americans each year, increasingly from overdoses and falls. A new report from the National Safety Council said that in 2014, more than 136,000 Americans died accidentally.

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