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  • HW Stem Cells to Rescue
  • A new experimental treatment could help improve blood flow to the heart and even repair it after a heart attack.
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  • Wiping out hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C was once considered a death sentence -- but now, new therapies are offering a cure for many.
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  • Sleep apnea can lead to many more health problems, besides interrupted rest. Now, help is on the way.
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  • Ocular melanoma, also called uveal melanoma, is a type of melanoma that targets the eye.
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  • A new device that gets on your nerves could help save those with heart failure.
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  • A potentially life-saving vaccine might not be available for some children, simply because they're boys.
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  • Bar Method Founder Comes to Fresno
  • The founder of "The Bar Method" -- a popular workout routine sweeping the country -- is in Fresno to celebrate the local studio's growth and success.
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  • Washing lungs and breathing better
  • A medical breakthrough is helping people who struggle with the most essential function of life.
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  • Bionic parts for the body are no longer science fiction. A bionic eye is giving some blind people the gift of sight.
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  • Imagine being born profoundly deaf: missing the vital nerve needed for you to hear. Without it, you had no options; until now.
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  • Cover of the American Lung Association State of the Air 2014 report
  • The American Lung Association says the air in the Valley is some of the worst in the country.
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  • HeartWare: Saving kids waiting for transplants
  • There is a new device that is helping children who are waiting for a heart transplant.
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  • Over 120,000 people need life-saving organ transplants and each day 18 of them die waiting for one.
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  • Memory palace: coping with chemo brain
  • Harsh treatments like chemo and radiation save lives, but they will also change lives. Now, many cancer survivors are learning how to cope with chemo brain.
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  • Spring is almost here, but this year's brutal winter may have left your skin reaching peak dryness.
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  • A meal delivery service specializes in healthy options and caters to people who have certain dietary requirements.
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  • It's a devastating brain disease that robs people of their memories, but now researchers are uncovering clues about Alzheimer's.
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  • More than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma. Steroids, inhalers, and pills are some of the main methods used to control symptoms.
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  • Chemotherapy treatments that prolong life can also have devastating consequences on our hearts.
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  • The key to a longer life could be held in an ancient Chinese mushroom more than 2,000 years old.
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  • 040714-kfsn-hospital-microbe-study
  • Researchers say they are tracking deadly bugs from your home to the hospital and back again.
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  • A local doctor has overcome challenging obstacles to fulfill his dream of helping people in his hometown.
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  • Every breath is difficult for people with emphysema. Now, a new therapy could help folks breathe easier without surgery.
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  • We classify cancer into different stages and now researchers are doing something similar with Alzheimer's disease.
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  • One-point-five million Americans suffer with IBD's -- inflammatory bowel diseases -- like Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.
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  • In 2014, half a million people will be told they have atrial fibrillation.
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  • A new laser treatment for Crohn's disease could reduce the number of procedures and the cost of traditional solutions.
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  • Doctors are studying a new treatment that could fight obesity and type 2 diabetes.
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  • We Connect Health Care Enrollment and Resource Fair
  • The deadline to sign up for healthcare under Covered California is quickly approaching. Now several agencies are joining efforts to help local residents get signed up.
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  • Untreated, it can cause blindness. In the past glaucoma sufferers either had to undergo risky surgery or use daily eye drops to help manage this incurable disease.
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  • Umbilical cord stem cell banking can be expensive and controversial, but Jamie and Ben Page decided to bank their daughter Harlow's stem cells, just in case. Then, "just in case" became a reality.
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  • While there may be some apps you can do without, we want you to know about seven apps that could benefit your health.
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  • Flu
  • An especially deadly flu season is starting to wind down. The season typically ends around Easter but health experts said the virus is still active.
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  • One of the complications of hip replacement surgery is that one leg could end up longer than the other.
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  • Athletes embracing extreme exercise trends
  • CrossFit, Spartan races, military-style boot camps are some of the hottest fitness trends in the Valley and the country right now.
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  • This is a file photo of hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets, the generic version of Vicodin.
  • Zohydro is the first single-ingredient hydrocodone drug ever cleared for U.S. patients.
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  • 140308_KFSN_6PM_CysticFibrosisBlogTransplant
  • A Fresno teen who suffers from a severe case of cystic fibrosis has learned she will receive a life-saving lung transplant.
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  • A non-profit organization is making sure kids keep moving to keep their grades up.
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  • Healing Hearts Without A Transplant
  • A heart pump designed to keep patients alive until transplant, could actually help heal the heart itselfno transplant needed!
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  • 140303_KFSN_430PM_ACAYoungAdults
  • A new study on the cost of health insurance for young adults reveals why they may be opting out of signing up.
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  • 140303_KFSN_6PM_NutritionPKG
  • Health experts hope you'll choose a few more fresh food items during the National Nutrition Month of March.
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  • Anxiety and fear keep many people from going to the dentist. Now, lasers are making a visit to the dentist a little more bearable.
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  • Doctors calling new filler a acelift in a bottle
  • A new filler, which some doctors are calling a "facelift in a bottle," is now available in the Valley.
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  • A new procedure is giving lung cancer patients a better chance at beating the odds.
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  • Nutrition Labels
  • The FDA is sinking its teeth into your food. More specifically, your serving size. It's a move that could make you rethink how much you eat.
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  • Hidden scars of cancer: Families struggle with PTSD
  • Just like a soldier returning from battle may experience post-traumatic stress, so too can the loved ones of cancer patients.
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  • Student with cystic fibrosis shares struggles in blog
  • A Fresno student is using a blog to share her struggles with cystic fibrosis, and hoping it will inspire others living with the disease.
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  • Chronic sinusitis patients who are seeking relief often undergo surgery. Now, there's a new device that can help guarantee permanent results.
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  • Measles Outbreak
  • Flu cases seem to be winding down around the state but doctors say they are now turning their attention to the spread of measles.
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  • Soda Tax
  • A proposed bill that would tax sugary drinks is gaining support from California voters, according to a survey.
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