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Ebola outbreak: What you need to know

Fear over Ebola is growing as international leaders and health organizations struggle to try to stop the deadly epidemic in West Africa.

The Ebola outbreak "is moving faster than our efforts to control it," Margaret Chan, director-general of the Worl...

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Ebola patients coming to US triggers fears

The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after getting infected while helping others cope with the outbreak ravaging West Africa.

The first patient is expected to arrive in th...

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Doctors remove 21 pounds of excess skin

I am a CNN Fit Nation alumna. I completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 2013 with my Fit Nation teammates. But my journey to health really started more than two years ago.

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From Doctors Without Borders

Americans infected with Ebola to be evacuated

The fear began just after news broke Thursday that a long-range business jet with an isolation pod left the United States for Liberia, where it will evacuate two Americans infected with Ebola.

Twitter exploded with questions about the deadly virus, w...

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Ebola vaccine tests planned soon, NIH says

The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in people as early as September, the NIH announced Thursday.

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Could Ebola come to the United States?

Yes, Ebola can come to the United States. But no, there's no reason to panic.

Ebola virus

CDC

What is Ebola and why does it kill?

The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer virus could spread from West Africa to other regions and continents.

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Uber-inspired app brings a doc to your door

When you're sick, sometimes it feels impossible to get out of bed, let alone get to the doctor. And the last thing anyone wants to do is spend hours at the emergency room. So Silicon Valley is retooling a service that was common almost a century ago: the house call.

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Another food scandal? KFC just cannot win

KFC is scrambling to limit the fallout of a second food scandal to hit its business in 19 months.

Weekly int'l flights from countries hit by Ebola

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What is risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

Deadly diseases like Ebola are only a plane ride away. In today's interconnected world, linked by transoceanic flights, one infected person can trigger a domino effect that pays no attention to borders.

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Experts: US is ready for Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outfitted a Gulfstream jet with an isolation pod designed and built by the U.S. Defense Department to transport Americans sick with Ebola, the CDC and a private company.

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CNN

Senate passes bill to overhaul VA

The Senate on Thursday night easily approved a $16 billion bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The measure that won overwhelming House approval a day earlier now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Health Features

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How to create at-home first aid kit

In case of an emergency, keep these essential first aid items in your home.

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Tips to protect your hearing

Follow these tips to protect your hearing.

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Which painkiller is right for you?

People often talk about taking aspirin to treat minor aches and pains, but other…

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Body needs food after workout; what works?

You may hit the gym to lose weight, but after a strenuous workout, your body craves…

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10 affordable ways to treat yourself

You’re thinking of everyone else this year, except the one person who matters most…

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Journals can help track your body

Keeping track of your body's statistics can help keep you healthy. But you…

Health Interactives

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Calculate your blood-alcohol level

How much can you drink and not be legally drunk? It is something to think about as…

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Slim down your barbecue

As you’re getting ready to roll out the grill, take a look at a few ways you can…

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Tips on how to teach your kids to brush their teeth

Teaching children to brush their teeth can help set healthy habits that will last a…

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Men's Health Month: Prostate Health

June is Men's Health Month. Find out some interesting facts about prostate health.

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Men's Health Month: health checklists

June is Men's Health Month. As men age, there are certain tests and precautions that…

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National Candy Month: Calculate your candy intake

June is National Candy Month and with that you will surely be sneaking a piece of…

Local Headlines

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Weekend Events Happening Up and Down the Coast

Lot of fun events are going on in your neighborhoods this weekend.  First Alert…

Man Found Dead In Mobile Home Fire Is Identified

Investigators say a mobile home fire that killed a Lompoc man was accidental.

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Immigrant Children Will Continue Staying in Temporary Housing at Port Hueneme Naval Base

Hundreds of immigrant children are currently being housed at Port Hueneme Naval Base…

Food News

Asian rice and vegetable skillet

Use up the bits and pieces of vegetables in your fridge to make this winner!

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Cronut creator unveils ice cream sundae in a can

Cronut imitators, take note! The chef behind the infamous Cronut, Dominique Ansel,…

Nine popular, but unhealthy restaurant meals

Warning: These meals are hazardous to your health. Delicious, perhaps, but hazardous.…

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NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events…

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara…

Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances…

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Old Spanish Days Style Mass Celebrated at Santa Barbara Mission

Hundreds of people enjoyed one of the more formal traditions during Old Spanish Days…

Lompoc Girl Surprised With Make-A-Wish Trip

Eight year old Carina Castaneda of Lompoc, who lives with leukemia, was surprised by…

Local family raises money and awareness for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Father/Daughter Team Raising Money and Awareness for Leukemia Research

One year ago, a Goleta woman was faced with any mother's worst nightmare: having a…

 
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