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Ventura County Hospital Using Breakthrough Stent Technology

A cardiac stent is used in patients that need blood flow restored to diseased blood vessels. Most stents used today leave behind not only necessary drugs to prevent infection but also a polymer layer in the body.

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What would it take to become superhero?

If watching "Captain America: Civil War" this weekend revives your childhood dreams of becoming a superhero, technology may be on your side to make it happen -- but science is a little more discouraging.

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FBI: Man sprayed poison on food at grocery stores

A man who went into multiple Michigan grocery stores and sprayed a poisonous mixture on open food is in custody, according to the FBI.

About 15 stores -- including a Whole Foods Market and a Kroger -- in Ann Arbor, Flint, Midland, Birch Run and Salin...

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FDA to extend tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes and other tobacco products like premium cigars and hookahs will be regulated in the same way the government regulates traditional cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell and the commissioner...

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California raises smoking age to 21

California has passed legislation raising its smoking age from 18 to 21 for most of its citizens.

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The healthiest ways to cook veggies

Whether you love vegetables or not, there's one thing you know for sure: Veggies are really good for you. And you can make them even more nutritious if you prepare them in ways that maximize their benefits.

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U.S. hepatitis C deaths hit all-time high

Hepatitis C-related deaths reached an all-time high in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday, surpassing total combined deaths from 60 other infectious diseases including HIV, pneumococcal disease and tuberculosis.

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Legal Smoking Age Going Up In California

Buying smokes will soon be like buying alcohol.

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Flint employee reaches plea agreement in water crisis

Michael Glasgow, a former Flint city employee charged in connection with the city's water crisis, has reached a deal with prosecutors.

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Weight Watchers still waiting for an Oprah boost

Weight Watchers is still waiting for Oprah Winfrey's seal of approval to resurrect it.

The diet company reported its latest earnings after the closing bell on Wednesday. The company lost money, although slightly less than Wall Street expected.

But the...

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The faces of the Flint water crisis

When President Barack Obama visits Flint today, he will find a community that has been through strife and tried to find the positives -- but is struggling to see progress.

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Lizards have REM sleep, just like people

In the quest to understand exactly why we sleep, scientists have gone to great lengths to study the way animals snooze.

Health Features

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Flint water official says he could have done things differently

Mike Glasgow has been quick to admit that there are things he could have done…

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Choir singing may boost cancer patients' health, study says

Singing might become a new prescription for cancer patients.

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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…

Health Interactives

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Recycling quiz

How much do you know about the items you assumedly recycle every day? Find out…

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Guide to a good night's sleep

With March 18 marking World Sleep Day, take a look at sleep's health benefits,…

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Are you drinking too much caffeine?

Caffeine gets people up on the morning and it keeps them moving throughout the day.…

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Must do exercises

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

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How stressed are you?

Between work, money and relationships we can all feel stressed out from time to…

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Is your workspace hurting your health?

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

Local Headlines

Oxnard Driver Alive After Vehicle Bursts Into Flames During Street Race

Oxnard police responded to a serious collision on Oxnard Boulevard just before…

Woman Found Dead in Oxnard Alley Identified

The Oxnard Police Department has identified Wednesday's suspicious death victim as…

Santa Maria's Tourism Marketing District Gains Momentum

Santa Maria business leaders are moving forward in attracting big businesses to the…

Food News

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New York Times gets into food delivery

The New York Times is getting into food delivery.

It's partnering with a startup…

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KFC introduces 'Finger Lickin' Good' edible nail polish

The fried chicken company, along with marketing giant Ogilvy & Mather, has produced…

Vegetables

The healthiest ways to cook veggies

Whether you love vegetables or not, there's one thing you know for sure: Veggies are…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Fire Chief Fights to Fix Fatal Flaws in the 911 System

Who has a better system for identifying and processing mobile phone calls? The 9-1-…

Tipline Investigation: U.S. Senate Candidate Accused of Making Threats

We have a follow up to a Tipline Investigation that we broke two weeks ago. It…

Tipline Investigation Tracking Bad Bank Transfers

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Pismo Beach Man Battles Bank of America to Recover $1,900

Sometimes the smallest errors can turn into the biggest headaches. A viewer in…

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Free Shoes For Group Of Underprivileged Kids In Santa Barbara

A large group of  underprivileged kids in Santa Barbara received a special treat. A…

Tree Guild of Arroyo Grande Plants New Foliage Around Town

A non-profit organization in Arroyo Grande is helping to dig up the old and plant…

Making Prom Dreams Come True

Making Prom Dreams Come True

The cost of a dream prom for some girls can be quite out of reach.  But one local…

 
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