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Heart Disease

KCBS Animal Update: The Health Benefits Of Having Pets

Many companies have begun to allow pets into the workplace. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the San Francisco SPCA explains why she thinks this is a win-win policy.

08/05/2013

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HealthWatch: Kaepernicking For Kids With Heart Defects

On Sunday, a lot of eyes will be San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but in the Central Valley, a lot of hearts are already beating in appreciation.

02/01/2013

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HealthWatch: Reno Putting Its Money On Disease Prevention

The United States will spend roughly $2.5 trillion this year on health care. Almost three-quarters of that is spent treating chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. But now, just across state line in Reno, there is a new approach: the city is putting its money on prevention.

05/08/2012

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HealthWatch: UCSF Doctor Says It’s Time To Regulate Sugar

A new commentary published online in the Feb. 1 issue of Nature says sugar is just as “toxic” for people as the other two, so the government should step in to curb its consumption.

02/02/2012

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HealthWatch: Aspirin Fights Heart Attacks, But Daily Doses Not For All

Many adults take aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, but a new study now confirms it’s not for everyone.

KPIX 5–01/09/2012

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Report Shows Few California Students Are In Shape

Nearly 70 percent of California’s 5th, 7th and 9th graders could not pass the state Physical Fitness Test in 2011.

12/01/2011

Deceased Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. (AP)

Raiders Owner Al Davis Died From Bad Heart

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis died from a bad heart, according to his Alameda County death certificate which was obtained Friday by the celebrity news website TMZ.

10/28/2011

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HealthWatch: Sugars May Increase Heart Disease Risk In Teens

A new study suggests on how all that sweet stuff may boost the risk of heart disease in teenagers.

KPIX 5–01/12/2011