| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:45 PM
A silent killer is among us, no joke.
You could be walking around with hepatitis C, and not even know it.
We're not just talking about high risk people, such as IV drug users.
Baby boomers, those born between 1945 and 1965 could be at risk, one in 33...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 9:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed — they are most at risk.
Federal health officials are considering whether anyone born between 1945 and 1965...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Every two seconds someone in our country needs a blood transfusion. Like the emergency room of a hospital, the American Red Cross needs to be prepared to respond to patient emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Right here in the...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Legislation headed to the Michigan House could allow doctors to refuse care to patients because of "moral objections."
Senate Bill 975 passed the Senate last week along partisan lines with Republicans supporting the bill and Democrats opposing it....
| Jul 29, 2012
| 8:55 AM
WASHINGTON D.C. (KTLA) -- American Red Cross officials say its national blood supply is at a dangerously low level -- and is calling on all eligible donors to give blood as soon as possible.
The Red Cross says its blood supply has reached the lowest...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:38 PM
A push by the local American Red Cross to get anyone eligible to donate blood. They're offering incentives. Tuesday it was free yogurt. Red Cross organizers say every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.
"We've had a critical...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Patients may be getting blood transfusion too often during surgery, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers.
The study shows wide variation in the use of transfusions, and those who receive blood fare no better, and sometimes do worse.
| May 18, 2012
| 1:08 PM
A warning for baby boomers-you should get tested for Hepatitis C.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says many baby boomers are infected with the virus and don’t know it. Things like drug use or a blood transfusion could have passed...
| May 19, 2012
| 9:12 PM
The bond between partners out on patrol is legendary; sleeping at the Sacrameno Veterinary Referral Center tonight is K-9 officer Bodie's human partner.
The German Shepherd is trying to recover from an felony attack that happened Friday morning near Land...
| May 21, 2012
| 9:51 PM
Dr. Bill Svensen's loyalty can be likened to a faithful dog.
"He's got a heart the size of a great Dane," said Carole Kiesz, president of the Aberdeen Area Humane Society.
For nearly 30 years, the veterinarian has vaccinated, operated on and treated...
| May 31, 2012
| 5:04 PM
From politics to religion to business to holiday festivities, it sometimes felt as though Noble Waite touched every aspect of life in Huntington Beach.
And some days, it felt as though every side of life congregated at his drugstore — the hub of...