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Are depressed teens prone to violence?

Teens with depression might be more likely to commit violent crimes, a new study suggests.

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A shot of caffeine may speed wake-up after anesthesia

Caffeine may help patients wake up more quickly after general anesthesia, an animal study suggests.

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Get ready, safely, for the great American eclipse

One of the biggest celestial events of a lifetime -- a total solar eclipse -- is heading towards millions of Americans on Monday.

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Are you ignoring gum disease?

Going to the dentist might not be a favorite on your to-do list, but these check-ups are important not only for your teeth, but also for your gums.

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'Weekend warriors' tend to wear white collars

Wealthier Americans are more likely than others to be sedentary for much of the week and then turn into active "weekend warriors" on Saturdays and Sundays, researchers report.

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Can a blood test detect a range of cancers earlier?

A new genetic blood test might pave the way for detecting early stage cancers that often prove fatal when caught too late, a new study suggests.

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Powerful new cholesterol med won't harm memory, easing concerns

Despite some early concerns, a new study suggests the powerful cholesterol drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors may not cause memory problems or other mental symptoms.

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Kidney disease may boost risk of abnormal heartbeat

People with failing kidneys are at increased risk of developing a life-threatening abnormal heart rhythm, a new report suggests.

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Alcohol use, abuse on the rise in U.S.

Rates of drinking and alcohol abuse are increasing in the United States, especially among certain groups of people, a new study suggests.

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Addiction drug underused by primary care docs in U.S.

Many doctors aren't making full use of a medication that can wean people off addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers, according to results of a new survey.

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County to Receive Funds for Zika Detection Equipment

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Riverside County supervisors are expected next week to authorize the Emergency Management Department to accept a $35,956 grant intended to cover the cost of laboratory equipment that permits health officials to identify carriers of the Zika virus....

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Prostate Cancer Patient First in Coachella Valley to Receive New Cancer Treatment

A local prostate cancer patient will be the first in the Coachella Valley to receive a new form of cancer treatment previously unavailable in the region. A local prostate cancer patient will be the first in the Coachella Valley to receive a new form of cancer treatment previously unavailable in the region.
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A local prostate cancer patient will be the first in the Coachella Valley to receive a new form of cancer treatment previously unavailable in the region...

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Hundreds Possibly Exposed to TB at Eisenhower

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The county health director and Eisenhower Medical Center's infection prevention specialist announced 500 staff and patients could have been exposed to active tuberculosis.   "We do have additional tests that go on but at this point we have no indication that they're linked they just, it's a coincidence at this point the three of them were here at the same time and no, we do not consider this an outbreak," said Barbara Cole, the public health director of the Rivers...

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Palm Springs

Free Hepatitis C Testing at The DOCK Clinic in Palm Springs

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In an effort to help stem the growth in Hepatitis C infections in Coachella Valley, The DOCK sexual wellness clinic, a service of Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.), is hosting free Hepatitis C testing from May 19 through May 31.  

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Irvine

10 Newborns Contract Super Bug at One Southern California Hospital

A Southern California hospital has seen 10 infants in a neonatal intensive care unit become infected by a lethal bacteria over a span of eight months.

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San Juan Capistrano

Rod Carew's New Heart, Kidney Came From Late NFL player

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew received a new heart and kidney from the late NFL player Konrad Reuland in what is believed to be the first such transplant involving pro athletes.

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Indio

No Health Insurance? No Problem. Free Health Clinic Offered in Indio

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If you're in need of medical, dental or vision care, and don't have the money or insurance there is a free health clinic in Indio from Friday through Sunday.

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Coachella Valley Residents Rally At Eisenhower Medical Center Demanding Change

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Coachella Valley residents rallied outside the Eisenhower Medical Center to demand it change its policy prohibiting nearly 500 physicians from writing prescriptions for aid-in-dying medication to terminally ill adults who request it. This end-of-life option is authorized by the End of Life Option Act that took effect last June. The two other hospitals in Coachella Valley, Desert Regional Medical Center and John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, revised their policies last month and now a...

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Do you need an antibiotic?

Hoping to lessen their misery, most people would like to know whether the respiratory illness they've got could be helped by an antibiotic.

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A stressed life may mean a wider waistline

Days filled with stress and anxiety may be upping your risk of becoming overweight or obese, British researchers say.

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    Medical advances for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis are changing lives. Getting the proper diagnosis, and then a treatment plan tailored to the individual patient can turn lives around. Allowing patients to live full, active and pain free lives. Janet Zappala shows you more in this report.

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    Talk about an amazing feat, all inspired by two incredible women. One a breast cancer survivor, the other a renowned physician. Janet Zappala tells the story of an epic journey, all to raise money and awareness of breast cancer. 

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