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Family of Amber Vinson

Ebola: Nurse to leave isolation

Obama expresses cautious optimism. An infected nurse shows signs of improvement. And a military response team begins training.

With multiple developments underway, here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak:

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Obama cautiously optimistic

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Maker of Camel cigarettes bans smoking in its offices

Joe Camel isn't going to be able to smoke at his desk any longer. Reynolds American, the nation's No. 2 tobacco company, will no longer let its employees smoke in most places at work starting next year.

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Cell transplant sees paralyzed man walk again

A ground-breaking cell transplant has allowed a paralyzed man to walk again, researchers announced Tuesday.

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Obama calls, thanks Dallas hospital workers

President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected with the virus earlier this month.

Company Touts Electric Shark Repellent

Company Touts Electric Shark Repellent

Amid a recent surge in close encounters with sharks along the Central Coast comes a product designed to make the big fish swim away from people in the water.

Ron Klain

CNN

Day one for Ebola czar

The seasoned Democratic operative President Barack Obama tapped last week to head his administration's Ebola fight got to work on Wednesday, though Ron Klain's new job is expected to unfold out of public sight.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This curable disease killed 1.5 million

Thousands have died in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and much of the global conversation has centered on the lack of an approved medication to treat the deadly disease. Yet in 2013, 1.5 million people died from another infectious disease that has a cure.

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Centers for Disease Control

Travelers from Ebola-affected countries to be monitored

President Obama is cautiously optimistic. Both Texas nurses are getting better. Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Ebola-free. And the U.S. Ebola czar starts his new job.

With multiple developments underway, here's th...

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Ferre' Dollar/CNN

That sweet drink may make you age faster

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages may make certain cells in your body age faster, a new study suggests.

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Mike Stone/Reuters

Hospital 'fell short' with Ebola patient

Texas Presbyterian Hospital "fell short" several times in treating Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, starting by not asking the right questions in the emergency room, said the hospital's chief clinical officer, Dr. Daniel Varga.

JFK airport Ebola screening

U.S. Customs & Border Protection

W. Africa travelers restricted to 5 US airports

All travelers flying into the United States from the West African countries most impacted by the Ebola virus can only enter the U.S. through five airports, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Tuesday.

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Journalist free of Ebola, can leave hospital

Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has the Ebola virus in his bloodstream and will be allowed to leave Nebraska Medical Center, the hospital said Tuesday.

"Just got my results," Mukpo tweeted. "3 consecutive days negative. Ebola free and feeli...

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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Stay safe in the sun

It is important to stay safe in the summer sun. Here are a few tips to help you do…

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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.

Local Headlines

Healing the Warrior s Heart

Santa Ynez Filmmaker Offers Free Screening Of Documentary On Native American War Veterans

Free screening Thursday 7.pm. at Chumash Tribal Hall   

Rep Lois Capps Sets Her Sights On 9th Term

Rep. Lois Capps Sets Her Sights On 9th Term

Lois Capps filled her late husband's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives  16…

Chumash Get Initial Federal Approval for Camp 4

A controversial plan by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indian Tribe to annex more…

Food News

Cheese fondue with pesto

Pesto gives this dip its zip!

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12 best meat cities in America

With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical…

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Whole Foods' new environmental ratings for food

Is your food environmentally sound? That's a tough one to answer in the produce…

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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff…

Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier…

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…

What's Right

Community Walk in the Eastside

Community Walk in the Eastside

The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, hosted a community walk on the…

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Women's Honor Farm Quilt Donation

Inmates at the Women's Honor Farm in collaboration with Restorative Partners…

Variety United Raises Money For Casa Esperanza

'Variety United' Show Benefits Casa Esperanza

The Variety United show hit the stage at the Marjorie Luke Theater in Santa Barbara…

 
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