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Orlando hospitals won't bill survivors of Pulse nightclub shooting

After a gunman killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub in June, survivors of the massacre faced a new nightmare: mounting medical bills.

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Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country.

Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a versi...

Patrick Hardison

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Firefighter describes life after historic face transplant

Patrick Hardison can now drive his children to school in the morning. He can swim in a pool, run his fingers through his hair and blink his eyes.

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Maternal deaths down globally, up in US

The good news is that maternal mortality rates are declining worldwide. The bad news? The situation for women in the United States is a glaring exception. And in Texas, where clinics serving women have shuttered and their health interests have been b...

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Virus hunters in search of the next outbreak

It is a slow and cumbersome descent hindered by head-to-toe protective suits. A wooden ladder dips down the side, as two researchers in white suits and respirators make their way into Grootboom cave in South Africa.

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Miami Beach mayor: We need a Zika bill

With the number of Zika cases in the United States growing, the mayor of Miami Beach, Florida, says he's frustrated that Congress still hasn't passed a bill to help combat the virus.

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Cost of EpiPen: Senators' daughters call for action

The incredible increase in the cost of EpiPens, auto-injectors that can stop life-threatening emergencies caused by allergic reactions, has hit home on Capitol Hill, where one Democratic senator whose daughter has allergies has called for action and ...

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How should you talk to loved ones about their weight?

What are the magic words to use when a loved one's weight is rising dangerously high? Unfortunately, there are none.

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Zion Harvey's transplanted hands are 'amazing'

Zion Harvey sometimes puts on baseball glove or swings a bat -- just like many 9-year-olds.

Miami Zika spraying

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What are mosquito-control workers spraying in Miami?

After the first locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus were identified in a small area north of downtown Miami, officials began to spray an insecticide over a 10-square-mile portion of Miami-Dade County. But what was in the insecticide, and how ...

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No. 1 killer: Cancer catching up to heart disease

More Americans die from heart disease, but cancer is rapidly gaining ground as the No. 1 killer.

Donald Trump, RNC, July 21

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Clinton's health is fine, but what about Trump?

As Donald Trump and his allies attempt to raise dubious questions over Hillary Clinton's health, the Republican nominee has invited new scrutiny into his own medical history.

Like Clinton, Trump has released minimal information, most notably in the fo...

Health Features

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Study: Following legalization more Colo. kids exposed to pot

As freedom to buy and use pot in Colorado has expanded, so has the number of…

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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…

Health Interactives

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Slim down your barbecue

Here's a few ways you can make the summer grilling season a bit healthier.

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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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Are you drinking too much caffeine?

Caffeine gets people up on the morning and it keeps them moving throughout the day.…

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National Nurses Day: ER tips

May 6 marks National Nurses Day, a chance to celebrate nurses and their…

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Recycling quiz

How much do you know about the items you assumedly recycle every day? Find out…

Local Headlines

Chimney Fire Firefighters Get Boost From Caring Canines

SLODOG licensed therapy dogs providing welcome comfort, distraction.

More Homes Lost to Chimney Fire in SLO County

48 homes, 20 buildings destroyed, hundreds more threatened.

Bar Fire Burning Near Refugio Canyon Stopped at 20 Acres

A 20-acre brush fire has been reported near Refugio Canyon and U.S. Highway 101…

Food News

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Chipotle under fire for illegal workplace policies

Federal regulators have taken a red pen to Chipotle's employee handbook, saying…

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Domino's Pizza is a huge hit among Millennials

Domino's Pizza is really bringing it home. Its stock hit an all-time high Tuesday,…

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Scallops recalled after hundreds of people contract hepatitis A

Sea Port Products Corp is voluntarily recalling a batch of its scallops after at…

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PLAINS INVESTIGATION

Plains All American Pipeline Stock Plunges After Refugio Oil Spill

NewsChannel 3 continues our special series of reports into the Refugio oil spill…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: SLO Porsche Crash Leads to Bogus Story

You've probably heard the saying that 'honesty is the best policy." What you're…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Fire Chief Fights to Fix Fatal Flaws in the 911 System

Who has a better system for identifying and processing mobile phone calls? The 9-1-…

What's Right

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens In Goleta

A new grocery store just opened up in Goleta. Sprouts Farmers Market opened its…

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Free Glasses Offered from The Eyeglass Factory for Students in Need

As the school year gets underway, the Eyeglass Factory is offering free glasses for…

 
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