<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Health News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/health http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usWed, 20 Sep 2017 18:53:49 -0700Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:53:49 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Scam': Kimmel Slams 'Kimmel Test' Senator's Bill]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:02:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Kimmel-Cassidy.jpg
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel sounded off on Tuesday to blast Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy for his part in crafting the latest GOP health care proposal that, Kimmel said, goes against the promises the senator had...

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<![CDATA[Hepatitis A Outbreak]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:26:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/New_Campaign_Promotes_Hepatitis_A_Vaccines_and_Prevention.jpg
San Diego County declared a health emergency on September 1, 2017. NBC 7 has done extensive coverage on the health risk as well as the implications of the outbreak on the residents and businesses of San Diego. ]]>
<![CDATA[Children Transported to Hospital Operating Room in Style ]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:20:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/kidsdrivingcarsrady.PNG
For children and their families, it can be scary to have to take a trip to the operating room at Rady Children's Hospital. That's why the staff there has invested in three tiny remote control cars to make...]]>
<![CDATA[Where to Get Free Hepatitis A Virus Vaccine in San Diego County]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:46:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/219*120/hepatitis-a-virus.jpg
Here is a list of dates, times and locations where local health officials are offering free immunizations in the Hepatitis A Outbreak.]]>
<![CDATA[Kaiser Clinics Planned for 2 More San Diego Target Stores]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:03:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/medical_generic.jpg
Kaiser Permanente in November will launch two additional Kaiser-staffed retail clinics in regional Target stores.
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<![CDATA[City Adds Downtown Bathrooms to Fight Hepatitis A Outbreak]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:55:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Portable_Bathrooms_Opened_Downtown_to_Combat_Hepatitis_A.jpg
The City of San Diego has installed the first round of new bathrooms in the downtown San Diego area to help combat the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak that has resulted in 16 deaths.
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<![CDATA[Bathrooms Open 24/7 Across City of San Diego Amid Hep A Outbreak]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:41:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Balboa_Parks_Opens_Bathrooms_to_Combat_Hep_A_Crisis.jpg
Dozens of bathrooms across the City of San Diego will remain open for 24 hours, in an effort to combat one of the worst Hepatitis A outbreaks in the county in decades.]]>
<![CDATA[Free Heart Screenings Offered for Teens]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:29:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/free-heart-screening.jpg
With fall sports season around the corner, a free heart screening may help stop one of the leading causes of death in people under 25: sudden cardiac arrest.

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<![CDATA[Hepatitis A Warning for Patrons of Pacific Beach Restaurant]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:10:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/world-famous-pacific-beach.jpg
County health officials say patrons of a Pacific Beach restaurant may have been exposed to a person with the Hepatitis A virus.

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<![CDATA[2 Local College Campuses Exposed to Multiple Cases of Tuberculosis, HHSA Says]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:15:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/elcampo-tuberculosis.jpg
Two college campuses in San Diego County saw three cases of tuberculosis recently in unrelated cases, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Fast Facts: San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:52:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/hospital-generic-1020.jpg
The Hepatitis A Virus can cause liver disease, lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting months.

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<![CDATA[New Center to Offer Psychiatric Care for Children]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:49:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/rady+childrens+generic.jpg
San Diego will soon be home to the region’s first pediatric psychiatric emergency department.]]>
<![CDATA[Amid Hep A Outbreak, Some Balboa Park Bathrooms Open 24/7]]> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:57:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Balboa_Parks_Opens_Bathrooms_to_Combat_Hep_A_Crisis.jpg
Since the outbreak, 16 people have died and hundreds have been infected, making it the worst outbreak to hit San Diego in decades.]]>
<![CDATA[SD Begins Power Washing Streets to Fight Hepatitis A]]> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:47:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/210*120/HepAPowerWash.gif
City officials have begun power washing parts of Downtown San Diego in an effort to combat the Hepatitis A outbreak.]]>
<![CDATA[Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More]]> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:22:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-55656729.jpg
Puppies carrying a common germ have infected 39 people and put nine of them into the hospital, federal health officials told NBC News.The cases are all linked to puppies sold in seven states by the pet...

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<![CDATA[San Diego to Power Wash Streets to Fight Hepatitis A]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 06:29:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San-Diego-Skyline-October-2015_2.jpg
The plan is to pressure wash certain streets with a bleach solution that kills the Hepatitis virus.

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<![CDATA[Study Suggests Drivers 'Zone Out' More Often Than You May Think]]> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:18:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/traffic-generic.jpg
Call it mind wandering, daydreaming or zoning-out, driver inattention happens to most of us, according to results from a recent study.]]>
<![CDATA[FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers]]> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:32:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/drvisit_1200x675.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration is recalling 465,000 pacemakers to be uploaded with new secure software after discovering cyber-security vulnerabilities in its system which would essentially allow a hacker...

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<![CDATA[Your Corner: Knitting Helps Sick Children in San Diego]]> Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:09:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Knitting_Helps_Sick_Children_in_San_Diego.jpg
How the craft can soothe children battling cancer and other serious conditions at Rady Children's Hospital. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs]]> Fri, 25 Aug 2017 03:24:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-3155076.jpg
The U.S. has experienced a drastic drop in teen pregnancies, which many hail as proof of the effectiveness of an Obama-era federal grant program, NBC News reported.Started in 2010, the Teen Pregnancy...

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<![CDATA[Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines]]> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:30:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_drugtests0823_1500x845.jpg
Parents, worried about drug abuse and the country's rising opioid epidemic, are adding drug tests to their child's back-to-school routines this fall in places like Cincinnati, Ohio.]]>
<![CDATA[Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:36:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CHICKENS6.jpg
Recent salmonella outbreaks may be linked to backyard poultry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In an outbreak advisory released Monday, the CDC said there have been 961 cases in...

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<![CDATA[Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:20:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-835902046.jpg
Experts have long warned that watching a solar eclipse without proper eyewear can lead to potential damage in your eyes. But what might that damage look like? Dr. Linda Chous, chief eye care officer...

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<![CDATA[Sex or Sleep? Male Fruit Flies Make a Choice: Study]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:55:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/0710-2015-FruitFlies.jpg
When given a choice of sex or sleep, male fruit flies tend to opt for the latter, while female fruit flies think differently, according to research out of the University of San Diego.

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<![CDATA[Teen Overdose Death Rate Doubles]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:21:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_teenoverdoses0816_1500x845.jpg
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a steep increase in fatal drug overdoses involving teenagers ages 15 - 19 since 2015 after years of decline. Deaths from fatal drug overdoses]]>
<![CDATA[If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:45:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_17206719818863.jpg
The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare premiums will increase by 20 percent next year and by 25 percent in 2020 — if President Donald Trump ends key federal subsidies to the program.The CBO report...

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<![CDATA[Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:25:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/applewatchcolorful-1200x675.jpg
Apple and Aetna held secret meetings last week to bring Apple's health- and fitness-tracking device, Apple Watch, to Aetna customers, according to three sources who spoke with CNBC.

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<![CDATA[Looking into the Future: Online Eye Exams]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:12:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MD02F_1200x675_1022508099586.jpg
An online eye exam that you can take on a computer, in the comfort of your home. Seems like the perfect solution for busy people who may not have time to see the eye doctor. Yet, the increasingly popular...]]>
<![CDATA[5 Die After Being Fitted With Obesity Devices, FDA Says]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:16:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cms794.jpg
At least five people have died after receiving gastric balloons to help them lose weight, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. It’s unclear whether the balloons or the surgery to implant them could...

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<![CDATA[Camp Beyond the Scars]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:08:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-08-10-14h06m04s366.png
Camp Beyond the Scars provides young burn survivors with a fun, safe, supportive, and inclusive camp environment that encourages healing, personal growth and character development within a natural setting.

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