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3:36 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Tests show Santa Barbara woman does not have the Ebola virus

The Ebola virus as seen under a microscope.
Credit Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Tests show a Santa Barbara County woman does not have Ebola, after coming down with a fever following a recent trip to Africa.

The woman was taken Sunday to a hospital in Los Angeles for testing. The trip required special equipment for the ambulance and all the health care workers involved.

Dr. Charity Dean,  Health Officer with the County's Public Health Department, says all appropriate steps were followed, even thought the woman was considered to be at low risk of having the disease.

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Health
10:12 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Growing old isn't for sissies

Tune in for a  conversation about the challenges of aging and maintaining the highest quality of life for as long as possible.

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Health
5:19 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Decreasing Smoking, Saving Lives, Saving Money

Broadcast date: 3/12/2015

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Not only does it take a toll on health, but the monetary cost of smoking is heavy in California as well. 

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Health
11:24 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Communication today

Communication is fundamental to the quality of our lives. How are your communication skills aiding or getting in the way of your mental health and well-being? Tune in at 2 for a conversation about differences in communication styles and tips for getting more from your interactions

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Health
2:29 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Spreading the word: it's National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, and the Coastal Tri-Counties Dietetic Association is spreading the word. 

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Health
10:57 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Exploring the other side of cannabis

The documentary, The Other Side of Cannabis, explores the dangers of cannabis use on the developing mind and body.

A conversation with local artist, activist, and filmmaker Jody Belsher about her film, her research, and her efforts to bring this issue to a larger audience. Join the conversation with your call.

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Health
11:48 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Nurturing the wonders of nature for our children

How do we best nurture the wonders of nature, life, adventure, service and learning in our children when our lives are already so full?

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Health
6:16 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Whooping cough case reported at Santa Maria's Righetti High School

A Righetti High School student has been diagnosed with Whooping Cough, according to the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District (SMJUHSD).

"SMJUHSD officials are urging anyone experiencing Whooping Cough symptoms to immediately seek medical care from their physician," said district spokesperson Kenny Klein.

The student is not attending school currently, according ot Klein.

California is in the midst of a Whooping Cough—or pertussis—epidemic, which peaks every three to five years.

Health
1:43 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Central Coast organization gives the gift of sight to people around the world

Cataract removal on older patients is one of the top procedures performed by SEE International, sometimes restoring sight to people who haven't been able to see in years.
Credit SEE International

Eye doctors on the Central Coast are donating their time and services to give the gift of sight to children overseas in developing countries.

For the past four decades, a Santa Barbara-based non-profit organization has helped hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. Also, many people may not know that SEE International also helps out at home by offering free eye care to uninsured residents who otherwise may not have access to affordable vision correction. 

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Mental Health
1:25 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

The meaning behind your Valentine's Day

St. Valentine's Day is often dismissed as merely a commercial holiday - but when it comes to maintaining our mental health and well-being, deep satisfying relationships are a key component. So maybe it's time to rethink the importance of celebrating and honoring the loves in our lives. Tune in Tuesday at 2 for a conversation about how to best nurture love and connection in our most cherished relationships.

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Health
11:44 am
Thu February 5, 2015

LISTEN: California 'right-to-die' bill explained by Central Coast Senator

Central Coast Public Radio's Randol White speaks with the local politician who introduced a "Right to Die" bill in Sacramento recently. Hear why State Senator Bill Monning believes now is the right time to get this passed, and how the law would work.

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Health
11:44 am
Thu February 5, 2015

LISTEN: California 'right-to-die' bill explained by Central Coast Senator

Central Coast Public Radio's Randol White speaks with the local politician who introduced a "Right to Die" bill in Sacramento recently. Hear why State Senator Bill Monning believes now is the right time to get this passed, and how the law would work.

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Health
4:31 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

A 'good divorce': Is there such a thing?

Maybe marriage is an obsolete institution or not meant to last a lifetime-- a conversation about navigating the painful world of marriage dissolution. What do you think about this? 

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Health
5:49 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

UPDATE: Test for possible measles case in Santa Barbara County comes back negative

Credit Centers for Disease Control

UPDATE: Jan. 29, 2015 at 4:50 p.m.

The Public Health Department in Santa Barbara County said Thursday afternoon that it has received the laboratory test results for a possible measles patient, and says they came back negative.

All those who were potentially exposed will be notified directly and immediately released from any quarantine or isolation status.

The department still wants to urge residents to get vaccinated.

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Health
5:37 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

The Reluctant Therapist Mental Health Manifesto

Broadcast date: 1/27/2015

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