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Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 03:39 PM PDT

Gov. Calls for More Vaccines in Hep A Outbreak Emergency

Gov. Calls for More Vaccines in Hep A Outbreak Emergency

Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday over a statewide Hepatitis A outbreak, citing a need to increase the current adult vaccine supply.

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 02:11 PM PDT

SDFD Personnel to Help Offer Hepatitis A Vaccines

SDFD Personnel to Help Offer Hepatitis A Vaccines

With new emergency protocols put in place by the state, San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel will soon be able to administer vaccines to help stop the spread of Hepatitis A amid the outbreak in San Diego.

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 12:48 PM PDT

Paul Ryan Visits Puerto Rico as Trump Offers Support

Paul Ryan Visits Puerto Rico as Trump Offers Support

House Speaker Paul Ryan is traveling to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico Friday as President Donald Trump assured residents that he "will always be with them." Ryan and other members of a congressional delegation...

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 08:18 AM PDT

Local Soil Kitchen to Test Dirt for Metals

Local Soil Kitchen to Test Dirt for Metals

NBC 7 Gaby Rodriguez reports. Many Southern California homeowners work to develop a lush garden that lasts throughout the year. A successful vegetable or rose garden begins in the soil. Sometimes, there is...

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:57 PM PDT

Trump's 'Obamacare' Move Shakes Up Health Care and Politics

Trump's 'Obamacare' Move Shakes Up Health Care and Politics

President Donald Trump's abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America's health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:23 PM PDT

America's Obesity Epidemic Reaches Record High: Report

America's Obesity Epidemic Reaches Record High: Report

Almost 40 percent of American adults are obese, the highest rate ever recorded for the United States, according to a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 20...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 06:58 PM PDT

Millions Die Suffering Amid Global Opioid Gap: Report

Millions Die Suffering Amid Global Opioid Gap: Report

Nearly 26 million people around the world die each year with serious suffering in part because of a huge gap in pain relief: The U.S. may be awash in opioid painkillers, but they're rare or unavailable in dozens...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 01:02 PM PDT

Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System

Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System

With Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare stalled, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order on Thursday that could undermine the law without Congress. Experts say it has the potential to upend the...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 05:49 PM PDT

As Puerto Rico Suffers, Trump Warns Help Won't Last Forever

As Puerto Rico Suffers, Trump Warns Help Won't Last Forever

President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can't keep sending help "forever" and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame...

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 03:34 AM PDT

Calling It a Beginning, Trump Signs Health Care Order

Calling It a Beginning, Trump Signs Health Care Order

President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite federal rules so consumers can have wider access to health insurance plans featuring lower premiums. He called his new executive order a...

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