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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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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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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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    Excessive Eye Tearing: What You Need To Know

    Excessive Eye Tearing: What You Need To Know

    Excessive tearing can turn into a real issue for anyone of any age. In many cases it happens as a result of a blocked tear duct, and if left untreated in can get infected and swollen. As Janet Zappala shows you there are a few different ways to treat a blocked duct depending on the individual, everything from eye drops to surgery.

    Excessive tearing can turn into a real issue for anyone of any age. In many cases it happens as a result of a blocked tear duct, and if left untreated in can get infected and swollen. As Janet Zappala shows you there are a few different ways to treat a blocked duct depending on the individual, everything from eye drops to surgery.

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    Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing

    Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing

    The upcoming solar eclipse this Monday is the event of the century, the first coast to coast total eclipse in 99 years when the moon blocks the sun. If you plan to watch it outside, the right protective glasses are a must. If you don't protect your eyes you run the risk of serious eye damage, even blindness. Janet Zappala has some tips to keep you eye health safe.

    The upcoming solar eclipse this Monday is the event of the century, the first coast to coast total eclipse in 99 years when the moon blocks the sun. If you plan to watch it outside, the right protective glasses are a must. If you don't protect your eyes you run the risk of serious eye damage, even blindness. Janet Zappala has some tips to keep you eye health safe.

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    Trapeze Yoga

    When it comes to relaxing, strengthening and toning the body, yoga is right up there. It also helps with flexibility and balance, and there are many different styles of yoga. One that stands out is yoga in a hammock. Janet Zappala shows us trapeze yoga. 

    When it comes to relaxing, strengthening and toning the body, yoga is right up there. It also helps with flexibility and balance, and there are many different styles of yoga. One that stands out is yoga in a hammock. Janet Zappala shows us trapeze yoga. 

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    Palm Springs Named Top Five Vacation Destination by Vacation Rental Management Company

    Palm Springs Named Top Five Vacation Destination by Vacation Rental Management Company

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:41:04 GMT

    Palm Springs was named a top five travel destination by property management company TurnKey Vacation Rentals, which offers short-term rental properties. 

    Palm Springs was named a top five travel destination by property management company TurnKey Vacation Rentals, which offers short-term rental properties. 

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    Alleged Drugged Driver in Custody for Striking Pedestrian in La Quinta, Fleeing Scene

    Alleged Drugged Driver in Custody for Striking Pedestrian in La Quinta, Fleeing Scene

    Monday, August 21 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-08-21 17:51:45 GMT

    An alleged drugged driver who hit a pedestrian with his pickup truck in La Quinta, then fled the scene of the non-fatal collision, is in custody Monday, the sheriff's department reported. 

    An alleged drugged driver who hit a pedestrian with his pickup truck in La Quinta, then fled the scene of the non-fatal collision, is in custody Monday, the sheriff's department reported. 

  • Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    Monday, August 21 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-08-21 22:35:35 GMT
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The verdict in the lawsuit brought by the California woman, Eva Echeverria, marks the largest sum awarded in a series of talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson & John...
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The verdict in the lawsuit brought by the California woman, Eva Echeverria, marks the largest sum awarded in a series of talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson & John...
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