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- Natomas Hopeful Second Ambulance Could Be Coming Soon Chris Andrew of Sacramento’s firefighters union says the fire department’s goal is to have an ambulance at the scene of life-threatening calls in eight minutes or less. But with one ambulance serving 100,000 Natomas residents, that doesn’t always...
- Wal-Mart Bottled Water Comes From Sacramento Municipal Supply According to the label, the water comes from the Sacramento Municipal Water Supply. This comes on the heels of Starbucks opting to move sourcing and production of its Ethos bottled water from California to Pennsylvania.
- Sacramento Woman May Hold Key To Cure For HIV, AIDS In the world, 35 million people are living with HIV or AIDS. Most take a myriad of drugs to suppress the disease from wreaking havoc on their immune system. Loreen Willenberg is one of those 35 million, but in the 23 years since she was diagnosed,...
- It's YMCA 'Healthy Kids Day' This Saturday YMCA CEO Kevin Washington sat down with CBS New York's Chris Wragge what it's all about.
- Sen. Richard Pan Makes Final Push For HIs Vaccination Bill A California lawmaker who is proposing to limit the number of schoolchildren who are exempt from being vaccinated says he's optimistic his bill will advance.
- Rita Wilson Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Actress and singer Rita Wilson announced on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
- 5 Simple Exercises That Lower Stress Looking for a way to lower stress? Try these five exercises from Dr. Tami Meraglia, author of "The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days."
- Study: Plucking Hair Can Help Treat Baldness New research from the University of Southern California has shown that plucking 200 hairs from the back of a mouse in a specific pattern led to the growth of up to 1,300 hairs in their place.
- Anti-Vaccine Crowd Protests California's Mandatory Vaccination Bill At Capitol “We believe that God gave us the ability to heal from within and he gave us all the tools to heal naturally so we're willing to risk a childhood illness over risking something more serious like autism,” Trisha Wimbs said.
- Study: Women Have Better Memory Than Men As They Age In a win for women in the battle of the sexes, researchers have found that women have better memories than men as they age.
- Blue Shield Of California Loses State Tax Exemption State officials have stripped Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status, an exemption the nonprofit health insurer has held since its founding in 1939.
- Utah Gonorrhea Infections Up 714 Percent Among Women, 296 Percent Among Men SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Infection rates for a common sexually transmitted disease have skyrocketed in Utah since 2011, according to a report released by the Utah Department of Health. From 2011 to 2014, the statewide rate of gonorrhea jumped from...
- Health Officials Warning Of Incidents Of Ocular Syphilis Along West Coast Los Angeles County health officials are warning doctors to be on the lookout for patients reporting unusual vision problems, after clusters of syphilis that cause blindness have been reported on the West Coast.
- Apple Watch & ResearchKit Raise Privacy Concerns Apple's announcement brought the potential for a healthier future with innovative technology that’s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it’s privacy risks.
- California Drought Creates Worse Outlook For West Nile Virus Spread Luis Rodriguez with Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Control says since the drought took hold in 2012, the state has seen West Nile cases in people triple with nearly 800 in 2014. The last time numbers were this high was back in 2005.