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Nearly half a million enroll in ObamaCare

Nearly half a million Americans chose plans on HealthCare.gov during the first week of open enrollment for 2015, a sign the federal health care site has improved since its rocky rollout last year.

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Trans fat may hurt your memory

If you can't remember where your car keys are, you may want to eat fewer muffins.

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Chinese company makes one-third of the world's cigarettes

When it comes to the tobacco business, bigger has long been considered better in China.

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Why female execs get depressed more than men

Alyson Breathed remembers working such long hours as a hotel marketing manager that sometimes, her evening nanny had to bring Breathed's two children to work.

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Lung cancer battle: Time for action

For the 108,000 women who are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, Lung Cancer Awareness Month can be a lonely time of year.

Cancer Society Gala Honors Oncology Nurses

Cancer Society Gala Honors Oncology Nurses in Santa Barbara and Ventura

The Riviera Ball held Saturday night at Bacara Resort Saturday night honored oncology nurses in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.  The event was a benefit for the American Cancer Society.

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Carpinteria City Council Re-thinking Oil and Gas Zoning

Carpinteria City Council members are considering future zoning plans for areas known for oil and gas processing.

Family Launches Fund For Diabetic Daughter Losing Sight

Santa Barbara Family Launches Website Fund For Diabetic Daughter Losing Sight

A Ventura woman who helped people jumpstart their mornings with a jolt of java at Starbucks in Santa Barbara years ago needs a boost of her own.

Rose Dedicated to Local Organ Donor

Rose Dedicated to Local Organ Donor

Marian Regional Medical Center, CEO, Chuck Cova and Santa Barbara County resident Lori Williamson, dedicated two roses to organ donors and recipients.

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An Early Thanksgiving Feast in Santa Maria

The Central Coast Rescue Mission along with twelve local churches and five businesses served nearly 1,000 people in need during the ‘Sharing in Harvest’ banquet at the Santa Maria Veterans Hall Monday.

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Bird flu worries spread in Europe

Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic after a wild duck tested positive for the H5N8 virus in northeast Germany, authorities said.

The virus was first discovered earlier this month in domesticated birds at a turkey f...

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A bad marriage might literally break a heart

If you are in an unhappy marriage, you may want to check in with a cardiologist.

A study led by a Michigan State University sociologist has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those wh...

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

Vehicle Rollover on Santa Barbara Sidewalk

Santa Barbara City Fire and Santa Barbara Police are responding to a vehicle…

Organic Soup Kitchen Feeds the Community

Organic Soup Kitchen Seeks Community Help

The Organic Soup Kitchen is celebrating its sixth annual Thanksgiving Day community…

Local Chef Shares Healthy Option for Thanksgiving

Santa Barbara Chef Whips Up Healthy Thanksgiving Dish

Santa Barbara Public Market is celebrating it's first Thanksgiving. Vendors are…

Food News

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Southern pecan pie

Searching for that tall, rich pecan pie you find in restaurants? We've got the…

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'Foodini' machine lets you 3-D-print meals

As further proof that you can now 3-D-print anything, a company called Natural…

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5 strange facts about candy corn

With National Candy Corn Day approaching on Thursday, here are some things you may…

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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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Organic Soup Kitchen Feeds the Community

Organic Soup Kitchen Seeks Community Help

The Organic Soup Kitchen is celebrating its sixth annual Thanksgiving Day community…

Turkey Cuts in Goleta Brings in Donations for the Food Ban

'Turkey Cuts' in Goleta Brings in Donations for the Food Bank

Turkey cuts at Goleta Barbers will put food on the table for the needy this holiday…

$1 Million Donation Presented by Montecito Bank and Trust to 184 Nonprofit Groups

$1 Million Donation Presented by Montecito Bank and Trust to 184 Nonprofit Groups

184 nonprofit groups have been given a generous holiday gift as the Thanksgiving…

 
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