<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Health News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:29:37 -0700 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:29:37 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Pastor Creates Potentially Life-Saving Device]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Pastor-Swimming-Device-0417.jpg
After boy drowns in his swimming pool, a local pastor creates a device he says will help prevent drownings.]]>
<![CDATA[ACT Today for Military Families]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:25:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/alspaugh-jackson.jpg
ACT executive director Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson visits NBC 7 News Midday to discuss an event planned for Saturday, April, 19.]]>
<![CDATA[Boy Behind Playground Wish Loses Cancer Battle]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:00:45 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Jose-Montano-Brain-Cancer.jpg
A San Diego boy who inspired so many when he used a “Make-a-Wish request” to build a school playground has lost his battle against cancer.

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<![CDATA[10 New Whooping Cough Cases Confirmed]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:57:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/measles-vaccination.jpg
The spread of the persistent whooping cough – also known as pertussis – continues in San Diego County as health officials confirmed ten new cases in the past week.

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<![CDATA[Tick Carrying Disease Found at Lopez Canyon]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:51:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lopez-Canyon.jpg
A tick carrying an extremely rare disease was recently found in Mira Mesa’s Lopez Canyon. The County Vector Control wants visitors to be cautious while running or hiking on the]]>
<![CDATA[Removing Stigma from Lung Cancer]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:46:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Molly-Golbon.jpg
Lung cancer is not jut a smoker's disease. NBC Bay Area's Stephanie Chuang profiles a Menlo Park woman who is changing the face of lung cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[Cruise Ship with Sick Passengers Sails Into San Diego Bay]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:48:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Crown-Princess-0410.jpg
Some passengers aboard a cruise ship touring the West Coast are having a rough trip.]]>
<![CDATA[Burns Drugs Is Closing]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:39:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Burns-Drugs-closing-0407.jpg
Burns Drugs, one of La Jolla's oldest independently-owned retail stores, will close on April 15.

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<![CDATA[E-Cigarette Study Causes Firestorm of Controversy]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:16:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/vaping-ecigs-smoking-san-di.jpg
More people, especially young children, are falling ill after coming in contact with the liquid nicotine or juice found inside e-cigarettes.]]>
<![CDATA[3 Die of Meningitis in LA]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 03:55:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/invasive+meningococcal+disease.jpg
A day after health officials said at least eight cases of the most dangerous form of meningitis hit Los Angeles County since January, three men have died from it, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[8,730 Pounds of Chicken Recalled]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 03:57:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/recalled-chicken.jpg
AdvancePierre Foods is recalling approximately 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misprinting and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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<![CDATA[Obama: ACA Helped Solana Beach Man]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 03:57:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/480487973.jpg
The first person highlighted in President Barack Obama's town hall on the Affordable Care Act Tuesday was a Solana Beach man.

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<![CDATA[Popular Kids Get Bullied Too: Study]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:58:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/90288628A.jpg
In fact, the effects of bullying may be even more traumatic on popular students than their less-connected classmates.

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<![CDATA[Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:31:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ObamaCarePic.jpg
Monday was the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan on the federal and state Obamacare exchanges. If you procrastinated, or if you're just wondering what happens next, here's what you need to know...

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<![CDATA[Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:46:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/military+troops+generic.jpg
Frightening and threatening sexual harassment in the military may cause its male victims more distress than its female victims, a new study by the American Psychological Association has]]>
<![CDATA[First Pet Hospice of Its Kind]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:11:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Pet-hospice-0325.jpg
A Sorrento Valley business aims at helping people cope with the death of a pet.]]>
<![CDATA[Listeria Recall Affects Parkers Farm Products]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:10:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1148953.jpg
A major recall out of Minnesota is affecting foods sold at Costco, Wal-Mart, Target, Whole Foods and more stores nationwide. Parkers Farm Acquisition has issued a voluntary recall of certain peanut...

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<![CDATA[Girl Inspires Nationwide Support]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 03:56:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hannahs-Law.jpg
A fundraiser is set to take place next month for a Levittown baby girl who captured the hearts of thousands nationwide and even inspired the proposal of a state law. Born on January 15, 2013, Hannah...

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<![CDATA["Polio-Like" Illness Claims SoCal Victim]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:24:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/107429828.jpg
After another case of a polio-like illness was discovered in Ventura County, doctors are trying to learn more about the potentially dangerous disease. NBC 7's Wendy Fry reports.

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<![CDATA[New Technology Means Better Knee Surgeries]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:12:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/146275121.jpg
New digital mapping technology is allowing doctors to drastically improve the outcome of knee surgeries and improve the fit of new knees on patients' bodies. Knee replacement surgery has become an increasingly...

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<![CDATA[Strangers Step Up to Help Sick Toddler]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:51:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Kylie-Rowland-Blurb-0321.jpg
Hundreds of San Diegans gathered on the roof of the Hard Rock Hotel in Downtown San Diego to help a little girl most of them have never met.]]>
<![CDATA[New Procedure Means Quicker Recovery from Hysterectomy]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:51:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/4PW_PKG2_NEW_HYSTERECTO_KNSD3LOI_1200x675_200474691750.jpg
Hysterectomies are the second most common surgery for women after C-sections. Now, Scripps has performed the first single-site hysterectomy in San Diego. NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian reports on this...]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Reveals NCAA Picks, Touts "ACA Bracket" GIFs]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:47:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/pres_thumb_basketball.jpg
President Barack Obama picked Michigan State to beat defending champions Louisville in the NCAA men's basketball tournament title game. The nation’s first basketball fan filled out his bracket in his...

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<![CDATA[Legal Victory for Ramona Couple in Pot Case]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:55:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Pot-Couple-Ramona-Deborah-L.jpg
Dennis and Deborah Little say law enforcement has made them feel like criminals for the last two years.

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<![CDATA[Warm Winter Brings More Rattlesnake Calls]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:56:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/rattlesnake4.jpg
San Diego hasn't had much of a winter this year, and the warm weather has resulted in more than triple the number of rattlesnake calls to the County’s Department of Animal Services (DAS), according...

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Costco Recalls Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:00:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CostcoResized.jpg
Costco has recalled 59,780 cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit from shelves after it determined that the product could be contaminated with Salmonella. Customers who could have purchased the...

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<![CDATA[Tanya Brown: Face Stuff as it Happens]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:58:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Tanya-Brown-Women%27s-Week.jpg
Tanya Brown, sister of homicide victim Nicole Brown Simpson, visits NBC 7 to discuss an upcoming San Diego Women's Week event and talk about her emergence from deep depression.]]>
<![CDATA[4th Measles Victim Linked to Same Original Case]]> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:53:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-02.jpg
San Diego County health officials have announced that a fourth person has been diagnosed with measles.

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<![CDATA[PatientSafe Receives $3M Investment]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:14:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/hospital-patient_448x336.jpg
The investment will help PatientSafe commercialize its clinical workflow platform, PatientTouch.]]>
<![CDATA[Fresh Greens for St. Patrick's Day]]> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:18:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/St-Patrick%27s-Day-Food-0312.jpg
Rachael Shemeroni with Baron's Market shares some ideas on getting fresh new greens into your St. Patrick's Day meal.]]>
<![CDATA[Thieves Eye Open Houses for Unusual Loot]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:59:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Open+House+sign+Generic.jpg
Home sellers are sure to lock up their jewelry and other valuables before an open house. But what about prescription drugs?

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<![CDATA[Developing Chip to Shield Water Supply]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:54:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/l_faucet1200.jpg
The ideal result would be an inexpensive chip available to anyone from the Pentagon to everyday homeowners.

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<![CDATA[15% in Covered CA Haven't Made 1st Payment: Report]]> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:47:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Covered-California-health-exchange.jpg
Another problem may be shaping up for the Golden State's answer to the federal health care law.

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<![CDATA[Researchers Embark on Kelp Watch]]> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:11:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/California+Science+Center+Kelp+Forest.jpg
California scientists and grad students embarked on what they're calling "Kelp Watch 2014" -- the first of its kind study to test kelp for contamination from radioactive ocean water from the damaged...]]>
<![CDATA[E-Cigs "Gateway" to Real Smoking: Study]]> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:56:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ecigarette+woman+smoking.jpg
Teenagers using e-cigarettes are more likely to try smoking real cigarettes and are less likely to quit than kids who did not use the battery-powered devices, a new study found.

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<![CDATA[8 Marine Recruits Tested for Meningitis, Released]]> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:08:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/meningitis_P2.jpg
Eight Marine recruits training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot were hospitalized with symptoms that looked like meningitis, according to officials.

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<![CDATA[Scripps Parkinsons Study Uses Patients Own Cells]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:25:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/6PW_PKG2_SCRIPPS_STEM_C_KNSD3ICV_1200x675_183748163559.jpg
Parkinson's disease is estimated to affect one in every 100 people over 60. A study at Scripps Clinic and the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla is trying to make stem cells from a patient’s own cells...]]>