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3 Locals Being Monitored for Ebola Exposure

3 Locals Being Monitored for Ebola Exposure

County health officials described those individuals as showing no symptoms. Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Quarantined Nurse:

Quarantined Nurse: "We Have to Make Decisions Based on Science"

Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned from treating Ebola victims in West Africa and has challenged the legality... Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Vaccine Approved for Deadly Meningococcal Strain

Vaccine Approved for Deadly Meningococcal Strain

Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to prevent a potentially deadly form of... Read »

Oct 29, 2014
NBC 7 San Diego Special Section: Ebola
San Marcos Adopts E-Cigarette Ban

San Marcos Adopts E-Cigarette Ban

Puffing on an electronic cigarette is now banned wherever regular smoking is prohibited in San Marcos. Read »

Oct 28, 2014
Yellow Fever Mosquitoes Found in SD County

Yellow Fever Mosquitoes Found in SD County

A rare and potentially dangerous mosquito has been found in San Diego County. Read »

Oct 28, 2014
Have a Healthy Halloween (Snacks, That Is)

Have a Healthy Halloween (Snacks, That Is)

Registered Dietician Katie Ferraro visits NBC 7's Whitney Southwick with some ideas on how to successfully navigate... Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
Nurses Union: UC Hospitals Not Ready for Ebola Patients

Nurses Union: UC Hospitals Not Ready for Ebola Patients

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, which represents 12,000 RNs at the five UC medical... Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
Beverly Hills Mom Drives Crowdfunding Marijuana Venture

Beverly Hills Mom Drives Crowdfunding Marijuana Venture

A Beverly Hills mom has started a crowdfunding website, Canna-dabba-do, in hopes to help bring medical marijuana to... Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
Race and Breast Cancer Mortality

Race and Breast Cancer Mortality

A new study finds in Los Angeles a black woman with breast cancer is about 70 percent more likely to die from... Watch »

Oct 27, 2014
Living with Diabetes

Living with Diabetes

It's a fact that you or someone you know is living with diabetes. Dr. Steve Edelman visits with NBC 7's... Watch »

Oct 27, 2014
Sheriff Issues Warning on Pot Candy in Halloween Bags

Sheriff Issues Warning on Pot Candy in Halloween Bags

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department issued a warning for parents Monday that candies infused with... Read »

Oct 27, 2014
Local Doc Defends NY Ebola Patient's Actions

Local Doc Defends NY Ebola Patient's Actions

A San Diego doctor is defending the actions of Dr. Craig Spencer, the man hospitalized for Ebola in New York City. Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
More than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

More than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

Food may be contaminated with Staphylococcal bacteria, which may cause stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting... Read »

Oct 27, 2014
UCSD Named Ebola Treatment Hospital

UCSD Named Ebola Treatment Hospital

The UC San Diego Medical Center has been named one of five California hospitals ready to treat Ebola,... Read »

Oct 25, 2014
Crab Meat Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

Crab Meat Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

A company that sold crab meat in several states has recalled it after finding it may have been contaminated... Read »

Oct 24, 2014
New Meningococcal Patient Has Same Strain as SDSU Student

New Meningococcal Patient Has Same Strain as SDSU Student

A second college student in two weeks has been infected by the rare Type B meningococcal bacteria, health officials... Watch »

Oct 24, 2014
Decorative Contacts Can Cause Blindness: Officials

Decorative Contacts Can Cause Blindness: Officials

Decorative contact lenses serve as the finishing touch to many Halloween costumes, but federal agencies warn... Read »

Oct 24, 2014

"Miracle Oil" Heals Texas Girl of Chronic Seizures

A North Texas family is touting a "miracle oil" and praising researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas... Watch »

Oct 23, 2014
Most Hospitals Can't Handle Ebola: Health Official

Most Hospitals Can't Handle Ebola: Health Official

Texas' top health official said Thursday that most hospitals can't handle Ebola patients and that they... Read »

Oct 23, 2014

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