Denise Dador
Denise Dador is the Eyewitness News Health specialist. Her Healthy Living reports can be seen on ABC7 Eyewitness News at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. She also provides additional stories about health issues for other Eyewitness News broadcasts, as well as anchoring ABC7 health specials.

Since joining ABC7 in 1998, Denise has also covered breaking news, including the February 2001 Seattle earthquake, as well as an exclusive interview with Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo regarding terrorist activities in that country. Recently she covered the mass shootings in San Bernardino and UCLA.

Denise grew up in San Francisco and attended Lowell High School. She graduated from Mills College, where she majored in communications with a minor in comparative government.

In 1990, Denise took a position at Fox's KMPH in Fresno, California. Initially a general assignment reporter, Denise was appointed South Valley bureau chief and eventually became the main anchor of the station's nightly news. In 1993, she joined ABC affiliate WXYZ in Detroit, where she served as a health reporter, weekend anchor and host of a weekly news program called "Healthy Living Live."

Denise has received numerous journalism and community service awards including national recognition for her work with Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches. She received Emmy awards for Outstanding Children's Programming and for News Feature Reporting. She was also awarded Best News Feature from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, as well as the Outstanding Health Reporting award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Denise received the Profiles in Progress award from the American Cancer Society for a series on breast cancer.

The Filipino American Library, SIPA, and various other notable Filipino American groups have also honored Denise for her commitment to community involvement.

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Denise's Stories
Weight loss surgery can lower complications from COVID-19, new research suggests
Doctors have cautioned that obese patients who have COVID-19 are more likely to be hospitalized. Researchers are looking at how weight loss surgery can help lessen the risks of the virus.
Young athletes who had COVID need careful screening, including cardiac exam, before resuming sports, doctors say
Pediatrician Dr. John Rodarte says young athletes with mild myocarditis feel short of breath. "In the worst case scenario, the heart stops, and it's a sudden cardiac death."
SoCal nurse who got COVID-19 after vaccination urges others to still get the vaccine
A San Gabriel Valley nurse who got COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated is coming forward to share her story. She wants people to know that even though she got sick, the vaccine works.
COVID home care kit: Kaiser program allows patients to heal in the comfort of their own homes
COVID KIT: Kaiser's at-home COVID kit includes a thermometer, a pulse oximeter and an interactive app that allows doctors to intervene immediately 24/7.
Tiger Woods has long road to recovery ahead of him, expert says
A surgical expert says Tiger Woods probably won't even be able to put full weight on his leg for at least three months and full recovery could take a year.
South LA Community Clinic takes steps to improve racial inequities in vaccine distribution
"The digital divide is very real." Vaccination sites such as the one at The Forum in Inglewood and at CSULA hope to make inroads in underserved communities to increase accessibility for people without cars and for those without computers.
As COVID survivors deal with lingering heart problems, new SoCal clinic set up to address it
Treating COVID-19 survivors for lingering symptoms is going to be a big part of medicine for decades to come. One of the biggest patient groups will be those dealing with ongoing heart issues.
COVID 'long haulers': Long Beach man with ongoing respiratory problems discovers his own path to healing
Long after the pandemic subsides, doctors predict we will see the impact on COVID-19 survivors for years to come.
'This may be an ongoing epidemic after COVID-19 is gone." Doctors voice concern over rise in alcohol-related liver disease amid pandemic
Emergency rooms have been packed these days. But doctors who treat liver disease are also seeing a patient surge. The reason? A rise in alcohol abuse during this pandemic.
With vaccinations underway, when can we expect to see herd immunity?
How many people in the United States have to get vaccinated for COVID-19 to reach herd immunity?