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8-year-old girl battling rare breast cancer

At just 8 years old, Chrissy Turner is battling a rare form of childhood breast cancer.


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E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad

Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco.

Nineteen people have been infected in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The majority of the case...

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Family: Frank Gifford suffered from CTE

The family of Frank Gifford says the revered sportscaster and NFL star suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive brain disease linked to the types of brain injuries and head trauma common in football.

"While Frank passed away from...

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Girl has rare pancreas, liver, small bowel transplant

While most girls her age were peacefully asleep, 8-year-old Kyree Beachem was wheeled early Wednesday into an operating room for a triple transplant that lasted more than 12 hours.

"She had Hirschsprung's disease from birth," says Kyree's mother, Nan ...

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Turing cuts hospital price for drug it hiked 5,000%

The pharmaceutical company that increased the price of a drug used by AIDS and cancer patients 5,000% is slashing the price it will charge hospitals.

Turing Pharmaceuticals said it will offer hospitals Daraprim at up to 50 percent off the list price. ...

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Just how deadly is the kissing bug?

Deadly kissing bugs. You may have seen them popping up recently in your Facebook feed -- similar in appearance to a cockroach -- as reports are shared about the insects possibly invading a state near you. But, just how deadly are they?

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How airlines deal with in-flight medical emergencies

One in every 604 flights involves a reported medical emergency, according to a 2013 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Travelers React To Worldwide Alert

A recorded voice at the airport coincides with travel alert

Pismo Beach Man Battles Rare Eating Disorder

Tyler Jarvis has a rare genetic disorder known as Prader-Willi syndrome that gives him an uncontrollable desire to keep eating, even after a full meal.


Today Is Foodbank Deadline For Turkey Donations

Today is the last day for those wanting to donate a turkey, chicken or other healthy Thanksgiving items to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.


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Pfizer and Allergan combine in biggest drug merger ever

In one of the biggest corporate deals ever, Pfizer and Allergan announced Monday that they would combine to create the world's largest pharmaceutical giant.



How to break even on Thanksgiving calories

With the right planning and a serving of willpower, you can have a healthy (or healthier) Thanksgiving.

Health Features


California recreational crabbing season on hold

California sport crab fishermen will have to put away their traps for now.



How to create at-home first aid kit

In case of an emergency, keep these essential first aid items in your home.


Tips to protect your hearing

Follow these tips to protect your hearing.


Which painkiller is right for you?

People often talk about taking aspirin to treat minor aches and pains, but other…


Body needs food after workout; what works?

You may hit the gym to lose weight, but after a strenuous workout, your body craves…


10 affordable ways to treat yourself

You’re thinking of everyone else this year, except the one person who matters most…

Health Interactives


Earth Day: Recycling quiz

America Recycles Day takes place every year on Nov. 15. How much do you know about…

Wrist pain

Is your workspace hurting your health?

Click around this interactive to get ergonomic tips for your desk.


Must do exercises

Are you no longer getting the desired results from you workouts? It might be…

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World AIDS Day: AIDS/HIV guide

World AIDS Day is observed on December 1st every year. It is dedicated to raising…

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National Candy Month: Calculate your candy intake

June is National Candy Month and with that you will surely be sneaking a piece of…

Local Headlines

Early Morning Power Outage In Santa Barbara

Power Outage In Santa Barbara

A power outage made Thanksgiving a little more complicated for 149 people in Santa…

Santa Barbara Firefighters Knock Down Garage Fire

Santa Barbara Firefighters Fight Thanksgiving Day House Fire

Santa Barbara City firefighters worked to put out a garage fire in a home on the 700…

Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

Several Santa Barbara County warming centers have opened their doors due to the…

Food News

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Thanksgiving food to keep away from pets

Pet owners should be wary of giving some Thanksgiving staples to their dogs and cats.…

Freezer food

How long can you eat those leftovers?

Deep in the recesses of most people's refrigerators lives a half-eaten bottle of…


How to break even on Thanksgiving calories

With the right planning and a serving of willpower, you can have a healthy (or…

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Tipline Investigation Wild Uber Ride

Tipline Investigation: Wild Uber Ride

Had too much to drink? Call Uber and get home safe. But, what if the Uber driver is…

Tipline Investigation What s Really Inside

Tipline Investigation: What's Really Inside?

If you've ever bought a brand new iPhone, you know how exciting it is to unwrap the…

Tipline Investigation: Nipomo Berry Farmer Battles UPS

Randy Pudwill admits he lost faith in humanity for about six months. It all started…

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Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

Several Santa Barbara County warming centers have opened their doors due to the…


Water Saving Mobile Car Wash Helps During Drought

A mobile car wash in Santa Barbara is cleaning up during the drought.  The service…

Adopting a Senior for the Holiday Season

A Buellton man and his family found a way to make the giving of gift cards make a…

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