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Soda Ads Target Minority Children: Study

Soda Ads Target Minority Children: Study

Soda ads increasingly target Latino and African-American children, a new study said. Watch »

Nov 21, 2014
Antennae for School's Roof Raise Concerns

Antennae for School's Roof Raise Concerns

A so-called “wireless communication facility” with more than a dozen antennae could soon be installed on top of... Watch »

Nov 21, 2014
Holiday Flu Could Be a Grinch This Year

Holiday Flu Could Be a Grinch This Year

Influenza season is in full swing and with the rise of holiday airline travel, doctors say the chances of catching... Read »

Nov 20, 2014
NBC 7 San Diego Special Section: Ebola
General Atomics Workers May File Health Claims

General Atomics Workers May File Health Claims

Former employees of General Atomics in La Jolla will now be entitled to compensation and benefits if they became... Read »

Nov 19, 2014
Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Right-to-die advocates released a video Wednesday on what would have been Brittany Maynard's 30th birthday, in which... Read »

Nov 19, 2014
Trans Fat Linked to Memory Loss: UCSD Study

Trans Fat Linked to Memory Loss: UCSD Study

A new study out of the University of California San Diego suggests that trans fats are not only expanding... Read »

Nov 18, 2014
Anthem, Blue Shield Criticized for Doctor Networks: Report

Anthem, Blue Shield Criticized for Doctor Networks: Report

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California, two of California's largest health insurers, misled customers about... Read »

Nov 18, 2014
CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

The CDC has taken down a much-criticized website that offered an "obesity cost calculator" to help... Read »

Nov 18, 2014
Medical Clinics Opened Inside Target

Medical Clinics Opened Inside Target

Kaiser Permanente is opening medical clinics inside Target stores. Watch »

Nov 18, 2014
California Targets 1.7 Million for Health Sign-Ups

California Targets 1.7 Million for Health Sign-Ups

After initial missteps caused a choppy start, California health care officials are betting that an upgraded website,... Read »

Nov 16, 2014
Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers

Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers

Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate, colon, and pancreatic cancers combined, but because it carries... Read »

Nov 15, 2014
Patient at Local University Treated for TB

Patient at Local University Treated for TB

County health officials are concerned a patient with tuberculosis at California State University San Marcos may have... Read »

Nov 14, 2014
Accused Doc Faced Similar Claims Decades Ago: DA

Accused Doc Faced Similar Claims Decades Ago: DA

A San Diego doctor accused of taking hundreds of nude images of patients including an 8-year-old girl was... Read »

Nov 10, 2014
Doctor Arrested on Sexual Battery, Child Porn Charges

Doctor Arrested on Sexual Battery, Child Porn Charges

A San Diego physician was arrested Friday, accused of sexual battery and child porn charges. Watch »

Nov 10, 2014
Record Number of Booster Seats Are

Record Number of Booster Seats Are "Best Bets": IIHS

A record number of booster seats have earned the highest rating for safety belt fit from the Insurance Institute for... Read »

Nov 6, 2014
8 Million U.S. Women Skip Cervical Cancer Screening

8 Million U.S. Women Skip Cervical Cancer Screening

As many as 8 million adult women in the U.S. who should be screened for cervical cancer haven't had that checkup in... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Needle-Free Ebola Vaccine Tested

Needle-Free Ebola Vaccine Tested

A needle-free Ebola vaccine is getting a lot of attention at a convention taking place this week in San Diego. Watch »

Nov 4, 2014
Study: Too Frequent Baths Could Be Bad for Babies' Skin

Study: Too Frequent Baths Could Be Bad for Babies' Skin

A recent study suggests that too many baths and lack of emollient therapy on newborns heightens the chance for... Read »

Nov 5, 2014
CA Suspends License for Doc Accused of Nude Pics

CA Suspends License for Doc Accused of Nude Pics

While he is being investigated, Dr. Jeffrey Abrams has agreed to an interim suspension. Read »

Nov 3, 2014

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