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People who feel younger at heart live longer

Go ahead lie about your age. It may be the very thing that helps you live a longer life.

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Spanish Ebola woman sues over dog's death

It's a long road to recovery for Spanish nurse's assistant Teresa Romero Ramos.

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Cuban Cigars Legally Brought To The U.S.

President Obama announced on Wednesday that he is easing restrictions against Cuba allowing goods back to the U.S.

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Chinese villagers seek to banish boy with HIV

Over 200 Chinese villagers in the southwestern province of Sichuan have signed a petition to banish a HIV-positive eight-year-old boy, state media reported.

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6 charged in contaminated West Virginia water

Almost one year after water for more than 300,000 West Virginia residents was contaminated because of a chemical spill, six former officials for the company responsible for the leak are facing federal charges.

Seven-thousand gallons of a toxic chemic...

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SCE Settles Suit With Ventura County

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announces the settlement of a suit between the county and Southern California Edison.

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Debilitating outbreak sweeps the Americas

Its name means "bending over in pain." It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people -- 155 of them fatally -- since spreading to the Americas one year ago.

The mosquito-borne Chikun...

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14 arrested in deadly meningitis outbreak

Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with a deadly 2012 national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, including two charged with 25 acts of second-degree murder.

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Woman saves three relatives from Ebola

A young Liberian woman who saved three of her relatives by nursing them back to health after they contracted the Ebola virus is coming to the United States to finish her nursing degree.

After a story about Kekula ran on CNN in September, many people ...

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Obamacare signups surge for 2015

Consumers have rushed to sign up for Obamacare to have coverage for Jan. 1. Nearly 2.5 million people have selected health insurance in 35 states using healthcare.gov, as of Dec. 12, federal officials said Tuesday.

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Survey: Teen drinking, drug use down

Teens are losing some of their rebellious reputation with this news from the federal government.

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How one hockey player put his pain on ice

Greg Ozubko never thought he'd be tending goal at this point in his life. Not just because he's 50, but because 16 years ago he was having so much pain in his hands and feet he couldn't walk across a parking lot, let alone put his feet in a pair of s...

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

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Packer Pleas Guilty To Faria Beach Triple Murder

A suspected triple murdered changed his plea to guilty on all counts in a Ventura…

Santa Maria Teen Beats Cancer

Steven Northup is a fighter and survivor. He just finished his last dose of…

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Mysterious Beach Creature Revealed

Curator of Vertebrate Zoology Paul Collins at the Santa Barbara Natural History…

Food News

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Pesto palmiers

These puff-pastry appetizers give elegance without fuss.

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McDonald's is shrinking its menu

McDonald's ever-evolving menu could soon come with fewer options, the company said…

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Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

A Wall Street Journal staffer returning to the newsroom found a stomach-churning…

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Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not…

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Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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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…

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CHiPS FOR KIDS TOY DRIVE A HUGE SUCCESS

CHP Officers Deliver Toys To Unity Shoppe

California Highway Patrol officers dropped off donated toys to the Unity Shoppe in…

La Cumbre Junior High Celebrates Newly Renovated Auditorium

La Cumbre Junior High Celebrates Newly Renovated Auditorium

La Cumbre Junior High School celebrated the completion of their newly remodeled…

Preparations Underway For Unity Telethon

Barbara Tellefson gave last minute tips to her Unity Shoppe crew on Friday night.

 
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