Denise Dador, ABC7 Eyewitness News

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ABC7 Eyewitness News

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Healthy man nearly needs heart transplant after getting flu

It's estimated 25 million Americans are affected by the flu annually, but did you know it can attack your heart? → Read More

Childhood stroke is rare but dangerous; here's what to look out for

Childhood stroke is not common, but it can be dangerous, even deadly. It happens when tangled blood vessels in the brain cause a stroke. One family, who is grateful for their child's survival, wants other parents to know what signs to look out for. → Read More

Do you need a joint replacement? Here are the questions to ask yourself

If you're struggling with pain in your hips and knees from osteoarthritis, here's how to determine if you might need a joint replacement. → Read More

Zebrafish used to help save 10-year-old boy with rare genetic condition

Doctors used a unique approach involving testing on tiny zebrafish to help save a boy with a rare genetic condition. → Read More

Suicide prevention program in Redlands offers lifesaving advice for teens, parents

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens and it's on the rise. Sadly, studies show suicide attempts among black children and teenagers have increased 73% since 1991.One local hospital is on a mission to save young lives. → Read More

Trans fats linked to memory loss later in life, study shows

Experts are always looking to learn what lifestyle factors - like diet, stress, exercise - can impact our risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Now, a new study reveals more evidence that shows what we eat may be connected to memory loss. → Read More

Newly approved cystic fibrosis drug gives local woman chance to live longer, fuller life

Cystic fibrosis is a rare but devastating diagnosis. Each day people with this condition spend hours on treatments to clear their airways. Now this could all change thanks to a new FDA approved drug that targets the cause of CF. → Read More

Death rate of homeless in LA County increases by more than a third, study says

About one to two homeless people die on the streets every day. A new Los Angeles County Department of Public Health study finds homeless death are increasing in alarming numbers. → Read More

Overeating leads to brain changes that feed your appetite, researchers find

A new study from the University of Washington may shed some light on why it's so hard to lose weight. Researchers say that overeating changes brain cells that suppress food intake. → Read More

Arthritis: Here are the foods and activities to avoid that make it worse

If you're one of the 54 million Americans dealing with arthritis, here are foods and activities to stay away from. → Read More

Searching for cheaper medications online: How to tell which sites are safe

Prices for many prescription drugs have soared in the last several years, driving people to go online for cheaper meds. But there are dangers in using sites that aren't legit, like getting expired or counterfeit pills. → Read More

Murrieta singer Dayanna Garcia uses her voice to unlock memories for grandfather with dementia

Dayanna Garcia of Murrieta is using music to connect with her grandfather, who has dementia. In one breakthrough - Garcia sang a song from her grandfather's youth, which unlocked memories. This moment was captured in a video that has since gone viral. → Read More

Loma Linda hospital staff pays tribute to teen who donated organs after battle with rare genetic mutation

Honor walks held for hospital patients about to donate their organ to others is a fairly new tradition. In the Inland Empire, one local family wanted to share their daughter's story to bring awareness about the desperate need for organ donation → Read More

Breast cancer survivor recounts uphill battle ahead of 'More Than Pink' walk in Newport Beach

A breast cancer survivor who battled a severe diagnosis is working through the struggle by volunteering for the Susan G. Komen Orange County's fundraiser "More Than Pink" walk, which is kicking off this weekend in Newport Beach. → Read More

Teen vaping: As government looks at restrictions experts say epidemic is driven by flavors

The Trump administration is proposing to ban thousands of flavors used in vaping devices. → Read More

Corona del Mar athlete shares story about surviving breast cancer twice

At the age of 30, Kandace McMenomy had just run her personal best for a marathon and she was a successful fitness trainer. Then, she discovered a lump in her underarm. She was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. → Read More

Public health officials confirm 1st known vaping-associated death in Los Angeles County

Public health officials are investigating the first known death in Los Angeles County related to the use of e-cigarettes, also known as vaping. → Read More

Blue light blocking glasses

If you've been shopping around for glasses, you may have noticed a new trend popping up on store shelves: blue light blocking glasses. They're designed to block blue light from electronic devices and screens, but do you really need them? → Read More

CBD cream: What you should know before trying it

Experts are encouraging consumers to do their homework before buying into the CBD trend. → Read More

SoCal agency distributes opioid overdose kits containing naloxone to homeless care providers

Opioid drug use is a major factor driving the surging numbers of homeless people in L.A. The drug naloxone can help reverse an opioid overdose, and local experts trained homeless service providers on how to administer it. → Read More