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  • Program that helps men sober up is on the rocks

    June 23, 2011 7:28 AM

    Studies have shown during hard economic times, people often turn to drugs and alcohol to cope, but one of the places addicts can turn to for help in San Luis Obispo is, too, falling victim to the economy. "I was totally humiliated when I first had to move in... more »
  • High school fitness class helps students struggling with weight get in shape

    June 14, 2011 12:21 PM

    The social pressures of high school can be tough on kids, especially if they are fighting with their weight. Well, some Arroyo Grande High School students say a class this past school year changed all that for them. "This class has immensely changed my life," said Junior Brittany Farrell,... more »
  • Local thermographer responds to FDA warning about misleading women

    June 10, 2011 1:40 PM

    The Food and Drug Administration has warned a local thermographer against making misleading claims to women. You may recall, KSBY News ran a story last month about Central Coast Thermography, which offers a no-contact, non-invasive way to screen for breast cancer. A week after our story aired, the... more »
  • Teenaged cancer survivor and published author adds more to her list of accomplishments

    June 7, 2011 11:57 AM

    Nipomo teenager Melinda Marchiano grew up on the stage as an accomplished dancer, but last month the 16-year-old was in a different kind of spot light in New York City at the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards. "I made an acceptance speech and I just remember being so overwhelmed and... more »
  • Sneak peek at Arroyo Grande Hospital's new Acute Rehab Center

    February 23, 2011 3:02 PM

    The Central Coast will get its first look at the new Acute Rehabilitation Center at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital at this evening's Hard Hat Kick Off Mixer, but yesterday KSBY News was given a tour of the $3 million facility that is still under construction. Come July 1, the... more »
  • Local woman talks about emotional toll brought on by heart disease

    February 7, 2011 3:03 PM

    When someone is diagnosed with heart disease, you do not often think of the emotional toll that can come along with it. A local woman knows the feeling all too well. Donna Henderson-McBean was the guest speaker at the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Luncheon on... more »
  • Los Osos mom opens up allergy-free bakery for Sweet Alexis

    January 27, 2011 2:10 PM

    A Los Osos mom has opened up an allergy-free bakery so her daughter can enjoy the sweeter things in life. As Alexis Fellows sits in her mom's bakery, she looked just like any other little girl enjoying a cupcake, but there is more than meets the eye. "I... more »
  • School districts: federal guidelines won't greatly change menu

    January 20, 2011 3:38 PM

    Local school districts have said the new program to make school meals healthier won't affect their menus, too much. The federal guidelines proposed last week by the Department of Agriculture call for more fruits, vegetables and whole grains; milk to be fat-free or low-fat; and meals with reduced sodium... more »
  • Record low teen birth rates raise birth control debate

    January 14, 2011 1:45 PM

    Should teenagers be given birth control without their parents' consent? In 2009, the state's teen birth rate hit an all time low. The same is true in San Luis Obispo County, where in 2009 there were 170 teen births, which is a 21 percent decrease from 2008. In... more »
  • Doctors pre'scribed' a helping hand in Sierra Vista's E.R.

    January 11, 2011 2:49 PM

    Do you ever feel like a doctor is not giving you his full attention because he is busy writing down what you say? Doctors in the Emergency Room at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo are getting a helping hand to give you more personal care. ... more »
  • Non profit dental clinic receives thousands of dollars to help keep kids smiling

    December 17, 2010 11:23 AM

    In recent weeks, more than $12,000 have been awarded to a local, non profit dental clinic that serves children in need. La Clinica de Tolosa has received $10,000 from the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance and another $2,500 from Rabobank. The funding will be used to help cover... more »
  • Hyperbaric oxygen facials, not just a bunch of hot air. Locals put this Botox alternative to the test

    December 15, 2010 2:03 PM

    Hyperbaric oxygen facials are replacing Botox needles and this A-lister treatment is now available on the Central Coast. There are only two day spas locally offering this newest Hollywood trend. One of them is the Madonna Inn, where an hyperbaric oxygen facial party was recently held so locals... more »
  • Got dry skin? Experts weigh in to help you survive the winter weather

    December 10, 2010 1:22 PM

    It is called the winter itch. Along with the cold weather comes dry skin because as the temperature drops, the air holds less water and dry humidity makes for itchy skin. While we would all like to keep our skin as soft as a baby's bottom, in these conditions... more »
  • It is that time of year to Light up a Life

    November 30, 2010 3:46 PM

    Marian Hospice and Hospice SLO are inviting community members to "Light up a Life." The annual events allow friends and family to honor the lives of loved ones who have passed. The remembrance celebration features music, poems and the reading of the names being remembered this year. The... more »
  • Rival teams join forces to beat cancer

    November 29, 2010 3:43 PM

    Arroyo Grande and Nipomo High School basketball teams will toss "Hoops for Hope" during their first annual event to raise money for the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital in San Luis Obispo. Family members, coaches and players of the basketball teams have been affected by cancer. ... more »
  • New DVT technology comes to the Central Coast

    November 29, 2010 3:35 PM

    French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has a new way to treat deep vein thrombosis. DVT is a sometimes fatal condition in which a massive clot develops in the legs of people who do not move for long periods of time, such as air travelers and hospital... more »
  • Local men are changing the face of men's health, one 'stache at a time

    November 23, 2010 11:48 AM

    A movement is raising eyebrows all over the world, one mustache at a time. Mo is Aussie for mustache. So, during this month of "Movember," men are ditching the razors to "change the face of men's health." They are tired of statistics such as: 1 in six men... more »
  • Central Coast Blood Bank mobile makeover

    November 17, 2010 3:36 PM

    The United Blood Services' 40-foot bus has undergone a face lift, inside and out. The interior was completely gutted and replaced with new lights, flooring and donor beds. It also has a new air conditioner for donor comfort and the exterior has a fresh coat of paint. ... more »
  • UCSB researchers look for a cure to age-related blindness

    November 17, 2010 3:31 PM

    U.C. Santa Barbara researchers have received a $2.5 million grant to help find a cure for macular degeneration, which is an age-related condition that causes vision loss. Their stem cell related research will lead to clinical trials on treating macular degeneration that affects one in three people age 75... more »
  • Two local hospitals set to go paperless

    November 17, 2010 3:27 PM

    Patients at Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo might notice something different during their next visit. The hospitals are starting to go paperless. Every hospital on the Central Coast is undergoing the transition to Electronic Health Records, or EHR,... more »
  • S.L.O. County Health Department offers flu shots

    November 11, 2010 3:00 PM

    The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department is now offering flu shots. The flu generally hits California in February, but residents are urged to get vaccinated now. The vaccine costs $20 and is available by making an appointment at any of the county's three health clinics. Those... more »
  • Medal of Honor awarded to local hospital for saving lives

    November 11, 2010 2:52 PM

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center received a Bronze Organ Donation Medal of Honor earlier this month from the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Sierra Vista said it is one of 307 hospitals honored nationally and the only hospital on the Central Coast. "These (honored) organizations... more »
  • Burn pre-Thanksgiving calories in Turkey Trot Fun Run

    November 10, 2010 3:04 PM

    The City of Santa Maria is giving folks an opportunity to get in shape before the big Thanksgiving feast by taking part in its 14th Annual Turkey Trot Fun Run. Kids and grown-ups are invited out to the Hagerman Sports Complex on Skyway Drive on Saturday, November 20, to... more »
  • Roll up your sleeve and gift the gift of life this Thanksgiving

    November 9, 2010 3:27 PM

    With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the City of Santa Maria wants to encourage residents to give the gift of life. The last of four blood drives will be next Thursday, November 18, in the parking lot between the Paul Nelson Aquatics Center and the lawn bowling green along... more »
  • Local hospitals help folks deal with holiday grief

    November 9, 2010 3:20 PM

    The decorations are starting to be hung with care, a sign that the holidays are here. It is a time when people will get together with family and friends, but for those who have recently lost a loved one it can be an emotional time. For those people,... more »
  • New system to treat heart attack victims saves the life of a Templeton firefighter

    November 8, 2010 4:17 PM

    A new system in place on the Central Coast is saving the lives of heart attack patients. It is called the STEMI system, short for one of the most critical types of heart attacks. In August, both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties designated French Hospital Medical... more »
  • Will you Walk with Us to Cure Lupus in Atascadero this weekend?

    November 5, 2010 2:44 PM

    Hundreds of residents will Walk With Us to Cure Lupus this weekend. The Alliance for Lupus Research's annual event takes place this Saturday at Atascadero Lake. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Every dollar raised goes directly to support lupus research programs. ... more »
  • Lace up with Dave Hovde this weekend for a good cause

    November 5, 2010 2:41 PM

    The 19th Annual AIDS Support Network Walk for Life! takes place in San Luis Obispo at Santa Rosa Park, Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The day's events include a barbeque feast. Come out to meet KSBY Meteorologist Dave Hovde, who will emcee the event. The AIDS... more »
  • Music video produced by a local hospital is runner up in national contest

    November 2, 2010 3:39 PM

    A music video produced by staff at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo about the importance of hand washing has won second place in the 3M Innovation Award contest. The national contest highlights hospitals that are getting creative in their campaigns to raise awareness of infection... more »
  • The American Heart Association wants companies to Start! Eating Healthy

    November 2, 2010 3:33 PM

    The American Heart Association is joining forces with workplaces across the nation Wednesday, November 3 when employers are encouraged to: - Serve only healthy foods in the cafeteria - Turn off the vending machines for the day or fill them with healthy alternatives - Pass out green apples to... more »
  • Got left over Halloween candy? A local dentist wants to send it troops overseas

    November 2, 2010 3:29 PM

    It is dubbed the Great Candy Buy Back, a national program that a local dentist is getting in on. Dr. Robert Flores of R&R Dental Care in San Luis Obispo will put his money where his mouth is Saturday, November 6 when from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. he... more »
  • Bomb scare prompts the evacuation of a non-profit organization

    November 1, 2010 4:02 PM

    A bomb threat was made against the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, or SLOCAP. It was received Monday morning at the organization's San Luis Obispo location in the one-thousand block of Southwood Drive. "A message was left indicating we needed to evacuate due to a... more »
  • Local teen cancer survivor joins Facebook plea to Oprah

    October 29, 2010 2:56 PM

    A movement is underway on Facebook that even the creator of the page did not see coming. The page is called "Oprah Please Do A Show On Childhood Cancer." In just eight weeks it has gained support from nearly 41,000 people. Post after post, there are stories... more »
  • Breast Cancer Awareness: test can help a woman decide if chemotherapy is needed

    October 20, 2010 4:04 PM

    For women with early stage breast cancer whether to undergo chemotherapy is rarely an easy decision. Carina Corral continues her weekly Breast Cancer Awareness series with a look at Oncotype DX, a test that can help some women determine if chemotherapy is the right course of action. Susan... more »
  • French Hospital Medical Center helps local man's efforts for troops overseas

    October 15, 2010 2:15 PM

    French Hospital Medical Center supports a local man's mission to send supplies to troops overseas. Korean War Veteran Si Tenenberg has been helping soldiers through his organization "Helping Soldiers in the Desert with Care Packages" since 2006. His latest shipment went to combat troops in Afghanistan, to which... more »
  • Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center wants to add a landing pad for emergency helicopters

    October 15, 2010 2:13 PM

    If all goes as planned, a helistop will be added atop Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center's new five-story parking structure. It would be used to more quickly transport trauma patients and critically ill babies to and from the hospital. "Once installed, this will mark a significant investment in... more »
  • Discovery by UCSB scientists may help patients with advanced breast cancer

    October 15, 2010 2:11 PM

    A potent drug derived from an evergreen tree may soon save the lives of patients with the most deadliest form of breast cancer. Researchers at U.C. Santa Barbara, in cooperation with scientists in the pharmaceutical industry, have discovered the mechanism by which the clinical drug, trastuzumab-DM1, kills cancer cells.... more »
  • Atascadero couple loses son to juvenile diabetes, gears up to pedal 100 miles toward a cure

    October 14, 2010 3:52 PM

    An Atascadero couple has gone through what no parent should: in March they lost their 15-year-old son to type 1, or juvenile, diabetes. It is an autoimmune disease that affects three million Americans. It is treated with daily insulin injections and constant glucose monitoring. " We're tired... more »
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer: symptoms every woman needs to know

    October 13, 2010 4:40 PM

    Carina Corral continues her special series on breast cancer awareness by bringing attention to a rare type of the disease that often goes undetected or misdiagnosed because the symptoms unrecognizable. Stella Davis and Kelly Tallant, both Central Coast residents, belong to a small group of people affected by Inflammatory... more »
  • Local hospital offers free flu vaccination clinic

    October 11, 2010 2:15 PM

    Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton wants to inspire people to get a jump on the flu season by getting a flu vaccination, which the hospital is offering for free for those ages nine and up. Three vaccination clinics are being held this month at this hospital. The... more »
  • Breast cancer survivor allows KSBY News to videotape her mammogram on new, high-tech machine

    October 6, 2010 3:50 PM

    KSBY Health Reporter Carina Corral kicks off her weekly series today in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection is the best defense against the breast cancer so her first report is at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center where advances in technology are allowing doctors to better detect... more »
  • Seniors invited to Health Expo in Santa Barbara

    October 5, 2010 3:30 PM

    Seniors are invited to the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara Wednesday for a health expo taking place from 9 a.m. - noon. The first 1500 folks age 55 and over will get a free flu shot. 95 exhibitors will also show seniors how to stay fit or... more »
  • Promising, experimental vaccine doubles life expectancy for some brain cancer patients

    October 5, 2010 3:27 PM

    An experimental brain cancer vaccine has been found to nearly double the life expectancy of some patients with the most aggressive form of the disease. Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that usually claims its victims within 15 months after diagnosis, but patients in a clinical trial... more »
  • Study on mammograms further confuses women on the heels of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October 1, 2010 2:34 PM

    Thousands of balloons were released into Austrian skies and a huge pink ribbon was unveiled in Switzerland today all to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month. Increased awareness and early detection have proven to saves lives, but what doctors cannot agree on is at what age women should start... more »
  • San Luis Obispo Heart Walk dedicated to late Fire Chief Callahan

    September 30, 2010 4:20 PM

    This weekend people will walk for heart health in the 19th Annual San Luis Obispo Heart Walk. This year's event is being dedicated to the memory of San Luis Obispo City Fire Chief John Callahan who passed away last month after suffering a massive heart attack. He collapsed... more »
  • Have you heard the buzz? Locals weigh in on whether honey cures allergies

    September 29, 2010 3:07 PM

    The Food and Drug Administration has estimated 36 million people in the U.S. suffer from seasonal allergies. Their quality of life during peak season has been compared to having heart disease. But some sufferers have found relief in a sweet source: honey. " I would say it... more »
  • What you need to know about prostate cancer will be discussed at a local forum

    September 24, 2010 2:01 PM

    A free forum at French Hospital Medical Center will take on the country's most commonly diagnosed cancer: prostate cancer. Experts will discuss advances in screening, the role of exercise and the ABC's of nutrition as they relate to prostate cancer. It being held Monday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.... more »
  • CDC report shows most of us aren't eating enough fruits and veggies

    September 23, 2010 4:24 PM

    A report out on healthy people shows most of us can do a better job when it comes to eating our fruits and veggies. When the folks at the Centers for Disease Control set out on this Healthy People 2010 survey last year they were hoping to find at... more »
  • Migraine sufferers...this lecture's for you.

    September 22, 2010 3:14 PM

    Board Certified Neurologist Dr. Mary Amir will discuss migraine headache management at free lecture hosted by Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center Thursday night. Dr. Amir will talk about medications made specifically for migraine sufferers. The free lecture is Thursday night, September 23, at Kennedy Fitness in San Luis... more »
  • Breast Cancer Awareness PSAs to hit the airwaves

    September 22, 2010 3:11 PM

    You will start to see and hear a variety of Public Service Announcements on television and radio featuring breast cancer survivors. It is part of a campaign launched by the Mammography Saves Lives Coalition aimed at clearing up the confusion regarding when, and how often, women should get mammograms.... more »
  • Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center receives accreditation in Nuclear Medicine

    September 22, 2010 3:06 PM

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has received a three-year term accreditation in Nuclear Medicine from the American College of Radiology. It comes on the heels of a newly installed nuclear medicine camera at the hospital that allows doctors to more accurately detect disease that may... more »
  • French Hospital tracks down diseases using GPS-like device

    September 22, 2010 3:03 PM

    French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has a new piece of equipment with GPS-like capabilities called the IG4. The new navigation system is used by interventional radiologists as a needle based tracking system. It navigates within organs such as the lungs, liver and kidneys using a... more »
  • World Alzheimer's Day brings attention to startling statistics

    September 21, 2010 4:07 PM

    It is World Alzheimer's Day, meant to raise awareness to these kinds of startling statistics: -more than 35 million people worldwide have some sort of dementia -by 2030 that number is expected to almost double and triple by 2050 -more than 5 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer's... more »
  • A Santa Maria girl needs your help this weekend, all you have to do is eat!

    September 17, 2010 2:12 PM

    Nine-year-old Rosie Chavez is battling leukemia. She currently relapsed and is now undergoing a second chemotherapy treatment. She will also eventually need a bone marrow transplant. On Sunday, her friends and family are holding a benefit BBQ to help offset medical costs. It is being held at... more »
  • Local comedian uses laughter to shed light on his serious condition

    September 17, 2010 1:55 PM

    Local Comedian TJ Young looks life in the face and laughs. Young has cerebral palsy, a condition that causes uncontrolled muscle movement, but he has not let it slow down his comedy career, in fact, he uses it as some of his best material. He will be performing... more »
  • Cancer survivors invited to a celebration of life this weekend

    September 17, 2010 1:49 PM

    A cancer survivorship celebration is being held Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Arroyo Grande. The seminar begins at 10:30 a.m. with registration and coffee, followed by guest speakers and a BBQ lunch provided by the Arroyo Grande Lions Club. It is the second year the Jacqualyn... more »
  • Santa Maria is one step closer to having a place to treat its tiniest newborns

    September 17, 2010 1:44 PM

    A milestone for the Santa Maria Valley as Marian Medical Center breaks ground this morning on the area's first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Once completed, Marian's new state-of-the-art 8-bed NICU will have the capabilities to care for sickest and most vulnerable newborns by offering the highest level of... more »
  • Carina Corral's one-on-one interview with the sharp-tongued Nancy Grace

    September 15, 2010 4:18 PM

    Nancy Grace talked to KSBY's Carina Corral this morning about her show that launched this week, "Swift Justice." The prosecutor-turned-talk show host gave Carina a little more than she bargained for when Carina asked Grace about her abrasive-style. First, though, more about the show. It is like Judge... more »
  • Locals invited to spend a 'Night at the Castle' while helping to cure a deadly disease

    September 14, 2010 3:15 PM

    The 4th Annual San Luis Obispo County "Walk With Us to Cure Lupus" event kicks off with a Night at the Castle. The fundraiser is being held at Eagle Castle Winery in Paso Robles Thursday, September 16, from 6-8 p.m. There will be wine tasting, appetizers, raffles and... more »
  • Marian Medical Center wants to take care of those who take care of others

    September 14, 2010 3:12 PM

    Central Coast community caregivers are invited to enjoy a special program designed to pamper and rejuvenate those taking care of others. Marian Cancer Care Services is offering a free workshop called "Taking Care of You, While You Are Taking Care of Others" to honor and thank local caregivers. ... more »
  • Kidney transplant support group helps locals stand the test of time

    September 13, 2010 3:48 PM

    It can be an agonizing time, waiting for a kidney transplant. More than 80,000 Americans are on that list, according to the National Kidney Foundation. There is a local support group that is helping some to stand the test of time. " June the 24 it was... more »
  • Stand Up 2 Cancer: Local research helps in global fight

    September 10, 2010 4:37 PM

    The 3rd annual Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon airs tonight on all the major networks. Since 2008, it has raised more than $100 million for cancer research. Research is going on locally that is helping in the global fight against cancer. Lorincio Bacus calls his colon cancer... more »
  • Radio show dedicated to fighting obesity on the Central Coast debuts tonight

    September 8, 2010 4:01 PM

    A radio show called "Living the Run," dedicated to fighting obesity on the Central Coast, debuts tonight on local airwaves. KSBY's Friday Night Highlight's own Ryan Foran will co-host alongside Former Olympian Paul Terek. The weekly show will have expert guests from nutritionists to trainers, talking about health... more »
  • Calling all teachers! A nationwide contest is underway to get students involved in the fight against childhood obesity.

    September 8, 2010 3:56 PM

    A new campaign underway nationwide is called Recess Rocks and is sponsored by the Community Health Center. It pairs dance instructors with schools to increase students' activity in a fun way. Until today, it was only offered to Connecticut schools. As part of the program's launch, a... more »
  • Central Coast Cancer Challenge: Meet two children your efforts will benefit

    September 7, 2010 4:04 PM

    The Central Coast Cancer Challenge is a little more than a week away, so today we want to introduce you to some special children sure to drum up support for this worthy cause. With his blond hair, blue eyes and rambunctious personality and her braids, freckles and sweet demeanor,... more »
  • Marian Medical Center offers free prostate cancer screenings

    September 3, 2010 3:41 PM

    One in every six men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. " Prostate cancer is very common cancer for men. It's the most common solid organ cancer and it's the second common causing cancer death amongst men," said Dr. Mark Juretic, the medical director and... more »
  • Fashion show in San Luis Obispo will benefit breast cancer research

    September 3, 2010 3:34 PM

    A fashion show in San Luis Obispo next weekend benefits the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. It is next Friday, September 10, at La Rouge Boutique de Lingerie on Higuera Street. A silent auction will get underway at 7 and the fashion show starts at 8. ... more »
  • 9-year-old cancer survivor's photography on display in Morro Bay this weekend

    September 3, 2010 3:32 PM

    This Labor Day weekend, a 9-year-old cancer survivor's photography will be on display and available to buy at Art in the Park in Morro Bay. At age two, Spencer Caserio was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). Despite six months of aggressive chemotherapy, he relapsed. His... more »
  • Untied Blood Services wants to say thanks to blood donors for saving lives

    September 3, 2010 3:29 PM

    Donor Appreciation Day is being held at the United Blood Services Center in San Luis Obispo this Sunday. The day's events include a blood drive, an eight-mile cycle for life bike ride and the chance to meet Larry Frederick, a 110 unit blood recipient who bikes across the country... more »
  • Food coupons for low income mothers and mothers-to-be now specifically for healthy foods

    September 2, 2010 3:42 PM

    Federal changes to a nutrition program will have pregnant women and mothers making healthier choices, including right here on the Central Coast. The Women, Infants and Children program, better known as WIC, offered through county health departments helps low-income pregnant women and mothers with children under five lead healthier... more »
  • Local firefighting community comes together for one of their own and asks for our help

    September 2, 2010 3:38 PM

    The tables are turned and, this time, San Luis Obispo County firefighters need our help. The wife of Cal Fire Engineer Garon Coalwell was diagnosed with a very rare cancer called Choriocarcinoma in February 2010, six weeks after giving birth. Lauri was being treated locally, but had to... more »
  • Cambria boy is a cancer survivor turned photographer extraordinaire

    September 1, 2010 3:39 PM

    At age two, Spencer Caserio was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). Despite six months of aggressive chemotherapy, he relapsed. His only chance of survival would be to undergo a grueling, umbilical cord blood transplant at Duke University Children's Research Hospital. At age nine, Spencer is... more »
  • Labor Day weekend fundraiser helps Transitions-Mental Health Association

    August 30, 2010 3:39 PM

    If you are looking for something do to this Labor Day weekend, Transitions-Mental Health Association is holding its annual fundraiser at Tiber Canyon Ranch in San Luis Obispo. It is Saturday from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and include dinner, desert and dancing. They must be reserved by... more »
  • Labor Day weekend fundraiser helps Transitions-Mental Health Association

    August 30, 2010 3:34 PM

    If you are looking for something do to this Labor Day weekend, Transitions-Mental Health Association is holding its annual fundraiser at Tiber Canyon Ranch in San Luis Obispo. It is Saturday from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and include dinner, desert and dancing. They must be reserved by... more »
  • Survey: local group wants to know if hospitals meet the needs of those with disabilities

    August 30, 2010 3:29 PM

    Local advocacy group, Access for All, is conducting a hospital survey for people with disabilities. It consists of six questions relating to hospital services and accessibility. The group wants to see how hospitals in San Luis Obispo County meet the needs of those with disabilities. Surveys are... more »
  • Packing healthy, tasty lunches for kids going back to school

    August 30, 2010 3:21 PM

    Back to school means back to packing lunches. It is not only kids who have to get back in the groove of being back in school. Parents have plenty of challenges, too, including what to pack for lunch. Registered Dietitian and mom Susan Kamin has a few... more »
  • Supervisor Hill hopeful Annie the dog will be returned to her original owner this week

    August 30, 2010 12:47 PM

    San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill told KSBY News this morning he believes the current owners of Annie the dog intend to return her to her original owner Chuck Hoage. Hoage told KSBY News today that he is not able to discuss any new developments, but he remains... more »
  • Car wash fundraiser Saturday for Holly Navolt

    August 27, 2010 2:57 PM

    If you need to wash your car, you might want to hold off until tomorrow. The community is holding a car wash fundraiser Saturday at Arroyo Grande Flower Shop from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. for Los Osos teenager Holly Navolt. She has cystic fibrosis and, in May, underwent... more »
  • A big event Saturday for some small babies in San Luis Obispo

    August 27, 2010 2:55 PM

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center is hosting its 22nd Annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion. Some of the smallest babies born on at the hospital will gather at Santa Rosa Park in San Luis Obispo from noon to 3 p.m. About 125 children, ranging in age from from... more »
  • KSBY Blood Drive: Arroyo Grande man living proof, bone marrow donors save lives

    August 24, 2010 2:46 PM

    The KSBY Your Family Blood Drive is going on tomorrow and for the first time you can also register to be a bone marrow donor. It is a rare chance to get on the list locally because there are no bone marrow donation sites on the Central Coast. ... more »
  • Los Osos teenager, who underwent double lung transplant surgery in May, finally returns home

    August 23, 2010 3:25 PM

    18-year-old, Los Osos resident, Holly Navolt returned home over the weekend after receiving a double-lung transplant back in May. She has cystic fibrosis, a condition that causes a person's lungs to deteriorate. Holly suffered several setbacks that kept her at, or living nearby, a bay area hospital. ... more »
  • Study: tai chi helps ease the pain of fibromyalgia, plus local event aims to help patients

    August 20, 2010 3:40 PM

    An ancient chinese martial art could help control pain associated with fibromyalgia. A small study from Tufts Medical Center in Boston finds the gentle, slow movements of tai chi improved symptoms of fatigue and depression in a group of fibromyalgia patients better than simple stretching exercises. Participants did... more »
  • Marian Medical Center shows healthy living is living green

    August 20, 2010 3:37 PM

    Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria is hosting its 7th annual partners for the environment fair. It is an opportunity for the hospital to introduce green products, local services, and lifestyle practices to employees and visitors. Exhibitors such as Santa Maria Ford, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, CA Conservation Corps,... more »
  • A look at heart attack risk factors in active adults after the death of Fire Chief Callahan

    August 19, 2010 5:18 PM

    In light of the sudden death of San Luis Obispo City Fire Chief John Callahan, KSBY News is taking a look at the risk factors associated with exercise for those who are 50 years of age or older. We do not yet know the details that led up to... more »
  • Grant will help local hospitals fight obesity in low-income residents and seniors

    August 18, 2010 3:25 PM

    A $4,000 grant will help combat obesity in the community. French Hospital Medical Center and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital will soon offer a four-week nutrition series. The lectures are designed to target low income residents including Latinos and seniors, but are open to anyone interested in living healthier.... more »
  • Local non-profit awarded thousands of dollars to help low income children fight tooth decay

    August 18, 2010 3:15 PM

    More local children will receive dental services thanks to two grants totaling $20,000. The Partnership for the Children of San Luis Obispo County received the funding from the County and City of San Luis Obispo. The money will go toward dental services at La Clinica de Tolosa, which... more »
  • Teleneurology ensures around the clock ER care at Sierra Vista Hospital

    August 18, 2010 3:07 PM

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center now has a way to guarantee emergency room stroke victims, or patients with any other neurologic emergency, will receive care within 15 minutes, day or night. The hospital has partnered with Specialists On Call that will provide 24/7 teleneurology service. Patients and E.R.... more »
  • Mother-in-law issues? Support group for new parents at a local hospital covers it all

    August 17, 2010 3:36 PM

    Moms, babies, nursing and conversation. It is the perfect making for a support group at Twin Cities Hospital called the "Newborn and Parent Support," or NAPS, group. Through honest and candid conversations these new parents, mostly new moms, meet every Monday to help each other during some of... more »
  • Published author, dancer, cancer survivor: Nipomo teenager being honored this weekend

    August 13, 2010 12:30 PM

    She is an award-winning author, a dedicated dancer and a cancer survivor. And she is only 16-years-old. Nipomo teenager Melinda Marchiano is being honored this weekend at the American Cancer Society's Annual Fundraising Gala and there is no wonder why. Melinda has always gracefully danced her way through... more »
  • Oral health now part of a back to school program for local kids

    August 10, 2010 2:24 PM

    Operation School Bell is underway in San Luis Obispo County and, for the first time, oral health will be part of it. The annual program provides school clothes and a backpack full of supplies for 1,100 K-6 grade students. Dental kits will now also be included with products... more »
  • Santa Barbara County heart attack victims to get treatment within 90 minutes

    August 10, 2010 2:14 PM

    The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors has designated Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria as Comprehensive Cardiac Care Centers. What this means is 911 cardiac patients will now go directly to one of these hospitals. Before, all patients were taken to the... more »
  • This might take your breath away: S.L.O. County Red Cross weighs in on new CPR recommendations

    August 6, 2010 3:10 PM

    Not CPR certified? Not a problem. Two new studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggest there is still a way to perform this life saving technique, even if you are not trained to do so. Most of us get the general idea: chest pumps and... more »
  • Orcutt siblings a perfect match, recovering from bone marrow transplant

    August 4, 2010 4:41 PM

    An update to a remarkable story of brotherly love out of Orcutt. 12-year-old Nathan Cofield donated his bone marrow to his sister, 15-year-old Madelyn, who was diagnosed with leukemia last year. The transplant surgery was April 13. After more than 100 days in the hospital, it was... more »
  • UCSB professor finds way to measure bone strength

    August 3, 2010 3:29 PM

    A UCSB professor invents a new medical tool that can measure a bone's strength. It is called the Reference Point Indentation, or RPI, instrument. A test probe is driven into the bone creating microscopic fractures. This process is repeated and the microfractures are measured to determine bone... more »
  • One guideline, two policies: Local hospitals differ on labor after C-section

    August 2, 2010 3:08 PM

    New guidelines for pregnant women is putting two local hospitals at odds. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, or ACOG, now encourages women, who have had a prior Cesarean section, to try natural childbirth. It is an effort to reduce C-sections, which are at an all time... more »
  • Local firefighter battles cancer and returns to duty

    July 29, 2010 1:18 PM

    A Central Coast firefighter returns to duty today after battling a life threatening disease for 18 months. Santa Barbara County Firefighter Tyler Gilliam was diagnosed with cancer in february of last year. Since then he has undergone six rounds of chemotherapy, two stem cell transplants and 5 surgeries.... more »
  • Making end-of-life plans can be difficult, but an event this weekend aims to help

    July 29, 2010 1:16 PM

    The Advanced Healthcare Planning Workshop is Saturday, July 31 between 9 a.m. and noon at Marian's Conference Center in Santa Maria. Titled Making Your Healthcare Wishes Known, folks will receive information on completing legal forms, making future medical treatment decisions in the event they're unable to for themselves, and... more »
  • Santa Maria nurses ask for your help preparing for Memory Walk

    July 29, 2010 1:11 PM

    With more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer's Disease, it is never too early to start preparations for this year's Memory Walk in Santa Maria. It will be held at Waller Park on Saturday, September 25 starting at 9 a.m. The Nursecore of Santa Maria is asking... more »
  • Local hospitals to hand out thousands of dollars in grants, apply here

    July 27, 2010 3:10 PM

    Local Catholic Healthcare West hospitals are offering non-profit organizations grant money. The annual grant program is aimed at local non-profits with an interest in building healthier communities. French Hospital Medical Center is offering $40,758; Arroyo Grande Community Hospital is offering $25,000; and Marian Medical Center is offering $94,034.... more »

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