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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 that... 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 should... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Student Hospitalized With Meningococcal Bacteria

Student Hospitalized With Meningococcal Bacteria

A new case of a college student hospitalized with meningococcal bacteria was reported Thursday in San Diego County. Watch »

Oct 23, 2014
Patent for Smartphone Infrared Thermometer

Patent for Smartphone Infrared Thermometer

Company gets second U.S. patent to augment any smartphone with an instant, non-contact infrared thermometer. Read »

Oct 23, 2014
California Opens Ebola Hotline

California Opens Ebola Hotline

An Ebola hotline was established by the California Department of Public Health to answer questions about the... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Doc Accused of Taking Nude Pics of Patients

Doc Accused of Taking Nude Pics of Patients

A state investigator said more than 1300 explicit photos were on the doctor's work cellphone, court documents show. Watch »

Oct 22, 2014
Gov. Meets With Health Care Experts About Ebola

Gov. Meets With Health Care Experts About Ebola

Gov. Jerry Brown met with state agency heads, labor unions and leaders in the health care industry Tuesday to... Read »

Oct 21, 2014
Rabid Bat May Have Infected Children: Health Officials

Rabid Bat May Have Infected Children: Health Officials

San Diego County health officials are trying to find children or adults who may have handled a rabid bat outside... Watch »

Oct 21, 2014
Clinic Helps Retired NFL Player Qualify for Settlement

Clinic Helps Retired NFL Player Qualify for Settlement

Retired NFL tight end Boo Williams is getting help from a San Diego clinic to qualify for the league's settlement... Watch »

Oct 21, 2014
Clinics Say They Are Not Equipped to Check for Ebola

Clinics Say They Are Not Equipped to Check for Ebola

The arrival of the deadly Ebola virus has put the spotlight on weak spots in American hospitals, but those... Read »

Oct 19, 2014
Olympian, Coach Steve Scott Battling Prostate Cancer

Olympian, Coach Steve Scott Battling Prostate Cancer

The Carlsbad man who held the U.S. record for fastest mile for more than two decades is suffering from prostate... Read »

Oct 18, 2014
Does Ebola Affect Dogs and Humans in the Same Way?

Does Ebola Affect Dogs and Humans in the Same Way?

Can dogs be carriers of or get Ebola? If they can get infected with the virus, are they contagious to humans and/or... Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Ebola Fear Factor: Why U.S. Needs a Viral Reality Check

Ebola Fear Factor: Why U.S. Needs a Viral Reality Check

A national frenzy over the Ebola virus has led to school closings, congressional hearings and the quarantining of... Read »

Oct 18, 2014
Nurses Claim Kaiser Unprepared for Ebola Outbreak

Nurses Claim Kaiser Unprepared for Ebola Outbreak

Hundreds of nurses hit the streets of Oakland on Thursday with a very troubling message. Watch »

Oct 17, 2014
Local Company's Device Used to Treat Ebola

Local Company's Device Used to Treat Ebola

NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports on the device made by San Diego company Aethlon Medical Inc. Watch »

Oct 15, 2014
Prof Holds Permit for SD's First Legal Pot Shop

Prof Holds Permit for SD's First Legal Pot Shop

San Diego will have its first legal medicinal marijuana dispensary within city limits. Watch »

Oct 15, 2014
Whole Foods to Rank Produce:

Whole Foods to Rank Produce: "Good, Better or Best"

Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good,"... Read »

Oct 15, 2014
SD Hospitals Take New Ebola Precautions

SD Hospitals Take New Ebola Precautions

San Diego County hospitals are rolling out new and improved training procedures for health care workers who may come... Watch »

Oct 16, 2014
Flight Attendants Express Concern About Ebola: Official

Flight Attendants Express Concern About Ebola: Official

After a sick passenger on a United Airlines flight caused an Ebola scare at Los Angeles International Airport... Read »

Oct 14, 2014

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