News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Sun, 02 Aug 2015 22:55:30 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Older adults who stop driving are more likely to suffer from depression http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/adults-who-stop-driving-are-more-likely-to-suffer-from-depression.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/adults-who-stop-driving-are-more-likely-to-suffer-from-depression.html Older adults who stop driving are more likely to suffer from depression

Older adults who have stopped driving are almost twice as likely to suffer from depression.

That’s according to a new report from AAA and Columbia University.

Those adults were also five times as likely to enter a long-term care facility than those who continue to drive.

The study also found for seniors who stopped driving, productivity diminished a reduction of social networks and an accelerated decline in cognitive ability over a 10-year period.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:59:55 -0700
Osamu Corporation voluntarily recalls frozen Yellow Fin Tuna meat due to possible health risk http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/osamu-corporation-recalls-tuna-due-to-salmonella-outbreak.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/osamu-corporation-recalls-tuna-due-to-salmonella-outbreak.html Osamu Corporation voluntarily recalls frozen Yellow Fin Tuna meat due to possible health risk

A salmonella outbreak in 11 states is linked to raw tuna in sushi.

Now there's a recall of that tuna, as authorities investigate the illnesses.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says at least 62 cases of salmonella are linked to raw tuna.

CDC officials say 11 people were hospitalized.

Most of those who got sick say they ate raw tuna in sushi within a week of feeling ill.

The Osamu Corporation has issued two voluntary recalls of tuna sold to restaurants and grocery stores.

Nearly all of the salmonella cases were reported in California and Arizona, the rest were in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington State.

For more details on the recall click here. 

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:12:02 -0700
New senate bill brings more transparency to hospital bills http://kobi5.com/news/health-news/item/new-senate-bill-brings-more-transparency-to-hospital-bills.html http://kobi5.com/news/health-news/item/new-senate-bill-brings-more-transparency-to-hospital-bills.html New senate bill brings more transparency to hospital bills

Ore. --- A new bill brings more transparency to hospitals across the state.

Senate bill 900 directs the state to set up a user-friendly hospital price transparency website.

The site will show median prices for the most common inpatient and outpatient hospital procedures, giving Oregonians a clearer view of the cost of care.

Dr. Robin Miller, “I think it's great, I always urge my patients to check out testing costs before they do it because some people are incredibly surprised.”

Catalyst for payment reform, a national non-profit that works to better our health care system currently gives Oregon hospitals an "F" on price transparency.

The bill will now go to the governor's desk, she's expected to sign it within a few days.

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:03:47 -0700
Centers for Disease Control finds truth behind germs in pools http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/centers-for-disease-control-finds-truth-behind-germs-in-pools.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/centers-for-disease-control-finds-truth-behind-germs-in-pools.html Centers for Disease Control finds truth behind germs in pools

A revelation about swimming pool water has some people second-guessing that dive.

You know the red and burning eyes people sometimes get after a day at the pool?

It turns out, these symptoms don't come from chlorine as many believe, they actually come from the chemical mixing with urine.

That tidbit comes from a handout released by the Centers for Disease Control concerning pool cleanliness.

The handout also credits other bodily germs in pools for summer sicknesses and it says that a strong chlorine scent is a warning sign

The stronger the smell, the more germs in the pool as the chemicals are working harder to keep things clean.

The CDC says being more aware of what to look for in pools and hourly breaks can help ward off summer germs.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:01:06 -0700
General Mills announces cereal shake-up http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/general-mills-announces-cereal-shake-up.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/general-mills-announces-cereal-shake-up.html General Mills announces cereal shake-up

(KARE)  General Mills decision to eliminate artificial colors and flavors from its cereals is good news for consumers, and it turns out that's exactly where it started.

Food trend experts and dietitians say companies like General Mills are being forced to make changes because customers are demanding it. With all the access to information, these days consumers are becoming savvier about what they eat and where it comes from.

"Certainly within the last 30 years we've seen great shifts trending towards more overweight and more obese people and society, and so the natural place to go is to say, let's pay attention to the foods we're consuming, " says Holly Willis, Director of Nutrition and Dietetics at St. Catherine University.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:01:03 -0700
Health tips for men in honor of Father's Day http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/kobi-focuses-on-men-s-health-in-honor-of-father-s-day.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/kobi-focuses-on-men-s-health-in-honor-of-father-s-day.html Health tips for men in honor of Father's Day

With Father's Day just two days away, we thought we would dedicate today's health segment to men's health.

Do you know the greatest threats to men's health?

The good news is that a few lifestyle changes can significantly lower your risk of these common killers. 

Here to help us identify these lifestyle changes is nutritional therapy practitioner and best-selling author, Kellie Hill, welcome back Kellie!

Kellie Hill, “Did you know that 63% of all deaths are caused by the conditions you mentioned? Here’s the best news though, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control also determined that up to 40% of those deaths could be avoided with lifestyle changes, so let’s look at some changes men can make, lain the first one:

Find your healthy weight, losing excess pounds and keeping them off can lower your risk of those killer diseases, the American Heart Association recommends a waist circumference of less than 40 inches.

Alcohol consumption, if you choose to drink alcohol, moderation is key, for men under age 65 that’s up to two drinks a day, for men older than age 65 that’s one drink a day, but what’s a drink? 12 oz. of regular beer, 6-8 oz of a craft beer, 5 oz of table wine, 1.5 oz of hard alcohol.

Terminate smoking, if you smoke or use other tobacco products, ask your doctor to help you quit.

Healthy diet, choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high quality protein. these are the types of foods that will help reduce cholesterol, blood pressure & regulate blood sugar.  

Exercise, just eating a healthy diet isn’t enough though; you must include physical activity in your daily routine, it doesn’t have to be a ton of time at the gym, choose sports or other activities you enjoy, even a brisk walk can make a difference.

One study in the Journal, The Lancet found that for every 2,000 steps more per day a person took they decreased their risk of heart disease by 10%.

Understanding health risks is one thing, taking action to reduce your risks is another.”

For more tips like today's you can head over to KellieHillNutrition.com.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:15:33 -0700
FDA announces trans fats ban http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/fda-announces-trans-fats-ban.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/fda-announces-trans-fats-ban.html FDA announces trans fats ban

(NBC News) The Food and Drug Administration is banning artificial trans fats from the American food supply.

Trans fats are found in many fried foods and baked goods, and they keep packaged products from expiring so quickly.

Now the shelf life of trans fats themselves is coming to an end. The FDA has given the food industry three years to get rid of the artery-clogging fats.

Studies show trans fat raises bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:31:46 -0700
"Melanoma Monday" highlights sun safety http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/melanoma-monday-highlights-sun-safety.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/melanoma-monday-highlights-sun-safety.html

(NBC News)  The American Academy of Dermatology calls today "Melanoma Monday" to raise awareness for skin cancer.

If there's one place that's left exposed to the sun's UV rays when applying sunscreen, it's the back.

It's virtually impossible to protect your back without help, and experts say the back is the most common site for melanoma...the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

"Often times patients go undiagnosed for prolonged periods because they are unaware that something is growing on areas that they can't see," notes Dr. Ali Hendi of the American Academy of Dermatology.

In a survey of more than 1,000 people the academy found more than a third rarely or never even try to get sunscreen on their back and only about a third ask others to help check their backs for signs of skin cancer.

More: http://on.today.com/1I8j7yg

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Mon, 04 May 2015 09:48:13 -0700
Youth binge drinking effects on the brain http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/youth-binge-drinking-effects-on-the-brain.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/youth-binge-drinking-effects-on-the-brain.html Youth binge drinking effects on the brain

A new study reveals that youthful binge drinking could lead to brain issues as you get older.

The study suggests that a young adult's brain is quite sensitive to binge drinking. As a result, such drinking may cause memory problems in adults and to make matters worse, brain cells may become more vulnerable to injury from trauma or disease.

The study was published this week in the journal "Alcoholism."

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:18:38 -0700
FDA warns Kind Bars makers of misleading consumers http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/fda-warns-about-misleading-product.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/fda-warns-about-misleading-product.html FDA warns Kind Bars makers of misleading consumers

The Food and Drug Administration has warned the maker of Kind Bars that some of its products are misleading consumers.

In a letter to Kind Snacks, the FDA is asking the company to strip the term 'healthy' from its packaging and website, as well as the "+" symbol, on at least four of its bars.

The letter also brings up concerns over claims about antioxidants, fiber, the lack of trans fat and other ingredient mislabeling violations. 

The FDA says none of the four products it reviewed meet the requirement for use of the nutrient content claim 'healthy.'

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:33:06 -0700