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Members of the Susan G. Komen Central Valley organization and volunteers began setting up for their 16th annual Race for the Cure. The fundraiser, which kicks off on Saturday, is the organization's largest event of the year.
Valley health organizations join forces to bring a state-of-the-art medical center to Fowler. Pediatric specialists from Children's Hospital will staff the new medical center to bring care closer to home for families in underserved areas.
An ER physician at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno said staff is gearing up and taking extra precautions in case they are faced with a patient with symptoms of Ebola.
Every year, it's common to see a drop-off in attendance--and not getting vaccinated is often to blame. Health experts say everyone six months and older should get the vaccine. Young children can be especially at high risk for complications from the flu.
Local air officials have issued a health warning for unhealthy conditions through the weekend. Those with chronic conditions, the elderly and children are more at risk, but everyone is urged to avoid being outdoors when possible.
A Madera man gets a second chance at life, defying the odds after having a major heart attack. Doctors say the patient's heart had stopped for ten minutes without receiving CPR. Although his chances of surviving were slim, innovative technology at Fresno's Community Regional Medical Center is allowing this patient's heart to keep beating.
Dozens of Foster Farms chicken products have been recalled because of a salmonella contamination.
Staff at CRMC are looking into a bionic suit that could help patients who are paralyzed or have limited use of their limbs stand up and walk as part of their physical therapy. The Ekso Bionics suit is a wearable robot. The technology was developed in Berkley and is used all over the world.
Steve Case of Cedarbrook Memory Care talks about the importance of seniors citizens to maintain personal connections for their health, minds and spirits.
The deadline to enroll in Covered California is Monday, March 31, at 11:59 p.m. Those who've started an application and have moved beyond the "consent for verification" page have until April 15 to finish their applications. Those who don't meet tonight's deadline are subject to a penalty.
The head of Covered California addresses confusion about deadlines and grace periods for enrollment - and reports people encounter when applying for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Civil rights leader Dolores Huerta visited Fresno State to inform students of the upcoming open enrollment deadline for Covered California.
A Fresno based non-profit is receiving global recognition for the work they do overseas. Five years ago, a group of doctors and developers from Fresno opened up a hospital in Afghanistan to provide medical care to those with no access to health services. Now, one of the nurses from Afghanistan has been honored by the Dalai Lama for his humanitarian efforts.
Dr. Chris Dobbins of Fresno Pet ER talks about diabetes in dogs and cats, how to prevent the disease and how to manage it.
The state has slashed millions of dollars to Fresno County's budget to provide care for those who are medically indigent. While many who were previously uninsured now quality for Medi-Cal, a segment of the population doesn't qualify.
Supplies at the Central California Blood Center at a critical low. Donors are needed immediately, especially those with Blood Type O-negative.
Some of those who missed Monday's Covered California deadline have until Tuesday night to enroll. This is not a deadline extension and applies only to those who had already started an application by Monday.
Fresno County may end its contract with Community Regional Medical Center to provide care for the medically indigent because of changes in state funding as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
The deadline to enroll for healthcare coverage that begins January 1st is on December 23rd. Lizelda Lopez of Covered California lists the resources available to help you sing up for insurance.
How to eat our favorite foods in moderation this holiday season.
Calcium is an element that's important for maintaining a healthy body. Calcium deficiency can cause stunted development of bones and teeth.
Most children today are vaccinated against mumps when they're twelve to 15 months old with a vaccine known as 'M-M-R,' which also protects against measles and rubella, German measles. A booster shot is generally given at age eleven or twelve.
Constipation is a medical term for difficult, infrequent passage of stools. The frequency of bowel movements normally varies among people from a few times a day to several times a week.
Children who witness violence in the home are more likely to become victims of abuse themselves. Many children will try to protect the parent, and may become a victim of violence themselves.
Many children, especially preschool children, are said to be 'hyperactive.' However, that term may be misused to describe a child who's merely active and busy, which is a normal part of being a child and not necessarily a disorder.
'Whiplash' is injury to your ligaments, muscles, and nerves of the neck and upper portions of your spine that usually results from a sudden backward movement of your head.
There are two types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is the inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the bronchi, or main passages of the lungs, and usually only lasts a few days.
'Carbohydrates' is the name for the starches and sugars in your diet. Glucose is the basic building block of starch and is the sugar in the blood that each cell in the body uses.
Inguinal hernias occur when a weakness in the abdominal wall allows internal organs such as the intestines to bulge out. There are two types of inguinal hernias, direct and indirect.
Each year about four hundred thousand teens try to kill themselves. Many people who talk of killing themselves or actually attempt suicide are trying to get someone to notice how unhappy they are.
Fiber is the indigestible residue in plants that you eat and is composed of the carbohydrates cellulose, pectin, hemicellulose, and the noncarbohydrate lignin .
Heartburn is a burning sensation felt deep inside the chest, behind the breastbone. Heartburn is caused by a backflow of stomach acids into the esophagus, which is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach.
'Arthritis' comes from the Greek words meaning 'inflammation of the joint.' There are more than 100 kinds, with rheumatoid osteoarthritis the most common.
Diabetes research is supported and carried out by a number of U-S institutions, both government and independent. Thanks to these organizations, remarkable advances are being made.
Carbohydrates are the sugars and starches in the diet. Glucose is the basic building block of starch and is the sugar in the blood that each cell in the body uses.
Exposure to guns and access to a loaded firearm increase the risk of unintentional firearm-related death and injury to children. It's important to store your firearms safely in the home.
Most children with AIDS contracted the disease from an HIV-positive mother. Generally, the baby is infected during pregnancy or birth, although breast-feeding can also transmit H-I-V, the virus that causes AIDS.
Type 2 diabetes is a disorder in which your body can't make use of the insulin it manufactures. Unlike type 1 diabetes, it's not usually the quantity of insulin being produced, but the quality, that causes problems.
Because they put stress on your body, illnesses can increase the amount of glucose, or sugar, in your blood. Therefore, if you're diabetic, it's especially important to control your blood sugar level when you get sick.
Unfortunately, incest, rape, and other forms of sexual abuse are fairly common. The abuser may be a family member, a friend, an aquaintance, or, less often, a stranger.