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More SD Parents Opting Not to Vaccinate Kids
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More SD Parents Opting Not to Vaccinate Kids

More San Diego parents are making the choice not to vaccinate their children, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA.) Read »

Apr 23, 2014
Researchers Hope New, Tiny Pacemaker Makes Big Difference

Researchers Hope New, Tiny Pacemaker Makes Big Difference

A new medical advancement in wireless pacemakers was installed for the first time in Southern California into... Watch »

Apr 23, 2014
Lab Finds

Lab Finds "Game Changer" in Autism: UCSD

Researchers say stem cells could lead them to the right drug to treat autism. Watch »

Apr 23, 2014
UCSD Makes Breakthrough in Autism Treatment

UCSD Makes Breakthrough in Autism Treatment

UC San Diego scientists say they've made a breakthrough in autism research. Researchers found using stem cells... Watch »

Apr 23, 2014
FDA to Rule on E-Cigarettes

FDA to Rule on E-Cigarettes

Health experts are waiting anxiously for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue its first... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
Palcohol Hits a Snag

Palcohol Hits a Snag

NBC's Tracie Potts reports on how the makers of powdered alcohol, also known as Palcohol, thought they had approval... Watch »

Apr 22, 2014
Bill Targets

Bill Targets "Lingering Third-Hand Smoke"

The Assembly approved a bill Monday that would ban smoking inside home day care centers even after the children have... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
San Diego May Change

San Diego May Change "Edible" Marijuana Guidelines

After two deaths in Denver, Colorado have been linked to marijuana use, San Diego city officials are considering... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
Doctors Prescribing Codeine to Kids Despite Known Risks

Doctors Prescribing Codeine to Kids Despite Known Risks

Doctors are still prescribing codeine for kids with coughs, colds and injuries, despite a wealth of evidence... Read »

Apr 21, 2014
$14M Awarded in Lawsuit Linking Contraceptive, Stroke

$14M Awarded in Lawsuit Linking Contraceptive, Stroke

A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who said in a lawsuit that she suffered a... Watch »

Apr 20, 2014
Pastor Creates Potentially Life-Saving Device

Pastor Creates Potentially Life-Saving Device

After boy drowns in his swimming pool, a local pastor creates a device he says will help prevent drownings. Watch »

Apr 19, 2014
Heart Attacks, Strokes Caused by Diabetes Declining

Heart Attacks, Strokes Caused by Diabetes Declining

Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from diabetes are declining, a new federal study shows,... Read »

Apr 17, 2014
Obamacare Helped Nearly 10M Get Insurance: Gallup

Obamacare Helped Nearly 10M Get Insurance: Gallup

A new Gallup survey out on Wednesday shows that Obamacare has helped nearly 10 million Americans get new... Read »

Apr 17, 2014
Most Supplements Don't Work, But Americans Still Love Them

Most Supplements Don't Work, But Americans Still Love Them

Although there isn't a lot of evidence that supplements are effective, Americans still love them. Read »

Apr 16, 2014
Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills at Least 100

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills at Least 100

Over 100 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Low Blood Sugar Tied to

Low Blood Sugar Tied to "Hangry" Fights With Spouses

Could low blood sugar make you so "hangry" you'd be more prone to abusing your spouse? That's what a... Read »

Apr 14, 2014
ACT Today for Military Families

ACT Today for Military Families

ACT executive director Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson visits NBC 7 News Midday to discuss an event planned for... Watch »

Apr 14, 2014
Boy Behind Playground Wish Loses Cancer Battle

Boy Behind Playground Wish Loses Cancer Battle

A San Diego boy who inspired so many when he used a “Make-a-Wish request” to build a school playground has lost his... Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Fussy Kids Watching More Television, Study Finds

Fussy Kids Watching More Television, Study Finds

Parents of fussy kids may be creating a generation of television binge-watchers by using screen time to soothe their... Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Sebelius: Health Care Launch

Sebelius: Health Care Launch "Terribly Flawed"

Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the administration's own predictions that... Read »

Apr 13, 2014
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