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Centers for Disease Control

N.Y. official: Ebola policy 'a real stunner'

A mandatory 21-day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa after treating Ebola patients caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of the ...

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Centers for Disease Control

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

A health care worker worker who just returned from West Africa is under a mandatory quarantine at a New Jersey hospital. New York, New Jersey and Illinois implement mandatory Ebola quarantine policies as the federal government considers a similar mov...

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Quarantines if you treat Ebola in Africa?

When doctors risk their lives and sacrifice their livelihoods to go to West Africa and provide desperately needed treatment to those suffering from Ebola, what should be their reward upon coming home?

Three weeks off, some say -- whether they like it ...

Ebola vaccine shot

NIH

Ebola: Millions of doses of vaccines planned

As the world reels from its deadliest Ebola outbreak, health experts are fast-tracking tests for various vaccines, and hope to have millions of experimental doses by next year.

There is currently no cure or vaccine for Ebola, which continues to spread...

Heart, cardiovascular health

CNN

Australian team hails new heart transplants

Pioneering heart transplant surgery announced Friday in Australia may lead to a new option for patients awaiting transplants by boosting the number of donor hearts available.

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Teen's Amazon quest ends in tragedy

Kyle Nolan did his research -- his mother made sure of that. She didn't want her 18-year-old son heading to the Amazon jungle at all -- let alone, without learning everything he could about the supposed "medicine" with the bizarre name that he insisted would help him turn his young life around.

Alana Ochoa

News Anchor's Daughter Recovers from Enterovirus

The 15-year-old daughter of news anchor Paula Lopez became the first confirmed case of enterovirus in Santa Barbara County.  Allana Ochoa has now recovered and is back in school.

Craig Spencer

CNN

NYC's first Ebola patient: Where he's been

A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola -- the first case of the deadly virus in New York City and the fourth diagnosed in the United States.

Here is a timeline of Craig Spencer's movements since he got back from the ...

Craig Spencer Facebook photo

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Officials: Doctor with Ebola had no symptoms until Thursday

One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital.

The second h...

Ebola symptoms sign

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First confirmed Ebola patient in Mali dies

The first confirmed Ebola patient in Mali has died, according to state TV reports, citing government health officials.

Nina Pham

Sarah Strittmatter

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

A doctor in New York City tests positive for Ebola. The European Union pledges more funds to fight the deadly virus. And a military response team begins training.

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

U.S. DEVE...

Nina Pham at press conference

CNN

'Fortunate and blessed': Nina Pham beats Ebola

Nina Pham was the first person to catch Ebola on U.S. soil, and now, 13 days after testing positive, she has been declared free of the deadly disease.

Her first order of business will be to hug her dog, Bentley, she said Friday.

She invoked God and sci...

Health Features

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How to create at-home first aid kit

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Journals can help track your body

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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

Homeless Vet Wants Service Dog Back

Service Dog for Military Homeless Veteran Quarantined

A homeless military veteran says her service dog was protecting her from an attack.

Santa Maria Says Goodbye to Stinky's

A huge turnout and show of customer support to mark the end of a long run for…

Watch Friday Football Focus - Week Nine

Time for High School Football, and Friday Football Focus has you covered!

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12 best meat cities in America

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

Whole Foods

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…

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Students Learn About Agriculture In Kinderpatch

Students Learn About Agriculture in ‘Kinderpatch’

In the spirit of the fall season, hundreds of kids from Orcutt and Santa Maria…

Media Center Ribbon Cutting At Bishop Diego High School

Media Center Now Open at Bishop Diego High School

Bishop Diego High School unveiled a brand new media center Thursday night. The…

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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