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$120,000 for treatment raised via social media

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California woman battling anorexia receives online help

Rachael Farrokh, 37, who suffers from a severe form of anorexia and weighs roughly 40 pounds, has raised more than $120,000 for her treatment with a GoFundMe page.

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Salmonella outbreak may be caused by raw tuna

Raw tuna, mostly from sushi, may be at the heart of a recent salmonella outbreak that stretches across nine states.

PInk and Jeff Bridges team up to kick off summer meals

Pink And Jeff Bridges Kick Off Summer Meal Program

Major star power kicked off this summer's free meal program for children in need of nutrition when school is out.

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Emotions run high amid cancer charity scam

The Federal Trade Commission crackdown this week on four cancer charities affiliated with the Cancer Fund of America has upset many people.

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Free mental safe houses open in New York City

A new program is taking an innovative approach to helping New York adults with mental health issues and those who may be on the brink of a psychiatric crisis.

Parachute NYC, a federally funded project more than two years in the making, has created res...

Dog flu in Ohio

Vet warns of dog flu dangers

An Ohio veterinarian is warning dog owners to watch out for canine influenza.

Oil Spill Cleanup Reaches Fever Pitch

Hundreds of workers have descended on Refugio State Beach to continue cleaning up Tuesday's oil spill.

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Local Volunteers Cleaning Up The Aftermath Of Oil Spill At Refugio Beach

A handful of local volunteers spent their morning cleaning up the aftermath of the oil spill at Refugio State Beach.

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What 'natural' and other food labels mean

The debate over the safety of genetically modified foods came into the spotlight again last month when Chipotle, the popular Mexican food chain, announced it was working to remove ingredients that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, from its menu,

Santa Maria City Council OK's Synthetic Drug Ban

Ordinance would ban sale, possession of "spice" and other substances.

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Study: Suicide rate of young black males rises

The rates of suicide among African-American children have doubled in the last two decades, surpassing the rates among white children, which dropped over the same time period, according to a new study.

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Fittest cities in the US, and why

Regardless of where you live in the United States, one trend seems to be clear: The more pedestrian-friendly the city, the healthier its residents, according to a recent report released by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Health Features

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Mom shames daughter, 13, in Facebook video

The video can be uncomfortable to watch.

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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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Better Sleep Month: sleep tips

May is Better Sleeping Month. It aims to improve your sleeping habits. Sleeping…

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Autism Awareness Month

In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the…

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Earth Day: Recycling quiz

Earth Day is April 22. How much do you know about the items you assumedly recycle…

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Holiday food calculator

The holidays are a time to indulge at the dinner table. But how many calories will…

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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…

Local Headlines

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Pardall Tunnel Shining Light On The Year Anniversary Of Isla Vista Tragedy

May 23 marks the one year anniversary of the Isla Vista tragedy. As a tribute to…

Teens Host Rummage Sale To Pay For Summer Camp

Teens Host Rummage Sale To Pay For Summer Camp

Teens in the St. Raphael's Youth Ministry program woke up bright and early to put…

Flags Placed At Graves For Memorial Day

American Flags Honor Veterans For Memorial Day

American flags were placed at each grave site for veterans at Calvary Cemetary in…

Food News

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Grilling tips make your cookout great

Take your cookouts to new heights with these grilling tips, and a spectacular recipe.

Pizza emoji ordering launches today

In the next phase of Domino's brave new upgrade, customers will be ordering via…

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Sunny side way up: Egg prices soar due to bird flu

You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, right?

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Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing…

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But,…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

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Summerland Hosts Annual Flower Empower Luncheon

NewsChannel 3's own Shirin Rajaee and Alan Rose were invited to M.C. the 5th annual…

Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross Breakfast Honors Local Heroes

The American Red Cross of Santa Barbara County hosted its first-ever Heroes…

Cooking Up Dreams to benefit local at-risk children

Chefs to "Cook Up Dreams" At New Culinary Competition

You're invited to a new event in Santa Barbara that will tickle your taste-buds and…

 
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