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SB County Veteran Stand Down One Month Away

U.S. Navy veteran Sarah Ringler tallies her daily collection of plastic bottles for recycling.

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Ebola blood sold on black market

As hospitals in nations hardest hit by Ebola struggle to keep up, desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy blood from survivors of the virus, the World Health Organization warned.

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Breast implant shortage in Venezuela

A shortage of breast implants is making it difficult for Venezuelan women to surgically enhance their bust lines.

New Osteoprobe Bone Density Invention Could Change Lives

Measuring Bone Strength At University of California Santa Barbara

Revolutionary work in measuring bone strength is happening in Santa Barbara. A new invention with roots at the University of California Santa Barbara could help change lives in the not-so-distant future.

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Heat and Health Concerns Go Up with the Temperatures

Hikers have been urged to make sure they can handle the trails they embark on, especially when the summer temperatures soar.  This week in Santa Barbara County many areas have had temperatures well into the 90's, all the way to the coastline which is unusual.

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Migraines with aura linked to Parkinson's

People who suffer from migraines with aura during middle age have double the risk of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders later in life than those who do not, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

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Study: Schizophrenia is 8 diseases

What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests.

Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis analyzed the D...

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Enterovirus D68 in 17 states, Canada

Enterovirus D68 is likely coming -- if it hasn't already -- to a state near you.

Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed 140 cases of respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68 in 16 states: Alabama, Colorado...

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Poll: One in four Americans worry about Ebola

Roughly one in four Americans are worried that they or someone in their family will become a victim of the virus, according to a new survey.

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Fire Preps Include Helicopter Placement

A Huey Helicopter that was once hit by bullets in Vietnam is among the sheriff's fleet ready to fight fires.

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Georgetown student dies of 'apparent meningitis'

Andrea Jaime was a student in Georgetown University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Yet before she could graduate and help others, she became a patient herself.

And on Tuesday, Jaime died from what the Washington school said was "apparent me...

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12 states confirm Enterovirus D68 cases

Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 100 cases of Enterovirus D68 in 12 states: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New York and Oklahoma.

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.

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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…

Local Headlines

SB County Veteran Stand Down One Month Away

U.S. Navy veteran Sarah Ringler tallies her daily collection of plastic bottles for…

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Dog Leash Laws Unclear When It Comes to HOA's

A neighborhood in Buellton is making its own rules to allow dogs to roam free at the…

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Fracking Forum Put Focus On Ballot Measure 'P'

Measure 'P' is titled The Healthy Air and Water Initiative to Ban Fracking.

Food News

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Beware of Olive Garden passes on eBay

Olive Garden's all-you-can-eat pasta passes are already for sale on eBay, but…

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New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

New York City wants to put the Happy Meal on a diet.

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Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work

Just 13 months after Twinkies made their celebrated comeback to store shelves, one…

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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…

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

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

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'Glow In The Park' Lights Up Santa Barbara Sky

The night sky was filled with hot-air balloons at Elings Park in Santa Barbara…

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Pismo Surfers Honor 9/11 Victims

Local surfers chose to honor those who died in the September 11th attacks with a…

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Avocado Festival Donation will Help Future Farmers of America

A month before the California Avocado Festival, organizers have donated $3000. to…

 
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