<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Health News]]> Copyright 2015 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 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:32:22 -0700 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:32:22 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:19:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/legionnaires+outbreak.jpg
Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the Bronx over the last two weeks in what the Health Department...

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<![CDATA[La Jolla Institute, UCSD Collaboration]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:49:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/doctor_generic_health_722x406.jpg
The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology announced Monday an official affiliation agreement with the University of California, San Diego Health System.
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<![CDATA[The Health Benefits of Having a Pet]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:10:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dog-GettyImages-137551880.jpg
For centuries, humans have taken animal companions into their homes. But the utility of the animals goes beyond simple companionship. The evidence is increasingly clear that having a pet can lead to a longer...

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<![CDATA[Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:26:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tlmd_cyclospora_cilantro.jpg
The cause of several years of intestinal illnesses among Americans appears to have been found, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA announced on Monday that it has identified the cause...]]>
<![CDATA[Judge Stokes Right-to-Die Debate]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:05:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/188*120/judge-gregory-pollack.jpg
In a ruling issued Monday, a San Diego judge dismissed a right-to-die lawsuit while stoking the debate regarding a piece of legislation stalled in the California legislature.

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<![CDATA[SD Judge to Dismiss Right-to-Die Lawsuit ]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:20:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/christy-o%27donnell-youtube.jpg
A San Diego judge indicated he will throw out a lawsuit filed by three patients and a doctor claiming that California law authorizes the medical practice of aid in dying.]]>
<![CDATA[Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:51:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-142090923_Autism-generic.jpg
A new study out of Penn State University suggests that the increase in autism diagnosis is due to kids being classified and diagnosed differently, not because something catastrophic has happened to U.S.

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<![CDATA[How to Pick the Right Surgeon]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:49:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/surgery_generic.jpg
For the first time, you can get an idea of how many surgeries doctors have performed and how many complications they've had over the course of a five year period. It's performance data for 17,000 surgeons across...

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<![CDATA[Protect Yourself Against West Nile Virus After Rainfall]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:47:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/llegada-de-mosquitos-a-Arizona.jpg
After the weekend’s record-breaking rainfall, San Diego County health officials are reminding people to be cautious.]]>
<![CDATA[Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:08:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/pill1.jpg
More than one in five sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings, which likely reflect...

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<![CDATA[UCSD Health, Hospitals Rank No. 1 in San Diego]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:02:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/UCSD-Med-Center-Garske-2.jpg
UC San Diego Health and its associated hospitals have been ranked No. 1 in San Diego and recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the best in the nation, UCSD Health Sciences announced Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 04:56:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/219*120/022309+AIDS+HIV+Ribbon.jpg
Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but prevents them from infecting others, NBC News reported. The results have AIDS experts...

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<![CDATA[Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:16:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/laundrypods.jpg
Consumer Reports is warning parents that laundry detergent pods should never be used in homes where young children live of visit. Over the last several years, Poison Control Centers have fielded an increased...

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<![CDATA[Our Brains Change What We See ]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:32:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/090411+brain+image.jpg
A research study at the UCSD School of Medicine found our vision is influenced by our knowledge and experience.]]>
<![CDATA[Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 People Each Year: Study]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:11:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/soda+fountain.jpg
Consumption of soda, energy beverages, and other sugary drinks may be linked to 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research published Tuesday in the journal Circulation.

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<![CDATA[Stroke Procedure Can Save Thousands of Lives]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:26:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/stroke+procedure.JPG
A clot removal procedure is now on the list of standard care.]]>
<![CDATA[Whole Foods Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Possible Salmonella]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:28:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/whole+foods+macadamia+nuts.jpg
Whole Foods Market is voluntarily pulling macadamia nuts from its shelves in 12 states after a possible Salmonella contamination, the FDA announced this week.

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<![CDATA[Covered California to Cap Costs of Specialty Drugs]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:40:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/prescription+drugs+medicine.jpg
Rate changes set to take effect in 2016 for Covered California participants will set policy for all insurance carriers over the next year or two.]]>
<![CDATA[Will More Employers Use Psychiatric Fitness Tests?]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:14:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Brain-Generic.jpg
NBC 7's Elena Gomez looks at whether employers will soon require mental health checks as well as background checks.

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<![CDATA[Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:30:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-117009763.jpg
A Vienna, Virginia, man was awarded $500,000 in court after suing doctors he recorded mocking and insulting him while he was under anesthesia during a 2013 colonoscopy.

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<![CDATA[Nearly 10K Cases of Ranch Salad Dressing Recalled]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:41:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/pinnacle-foods-recall.jpg
A New Jersey-based company is voluntarily recalling nearly 10,000 cases of Wish-Bone Ranch salad dressing sold in 24-ounce bottles after a customer alerted representatives the product was accidentally mixed with...

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<![CDATA[Public Weighs in on Escondido Hospital Closure]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:08:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Palomar+Health+Downtown400x300.jpg
A North County hospital that is losing more than $20 million a year may soon close its doors after six decades of treating patients.

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<![CDATA[Several Brands of Bottled Water Recalled]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:39:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/bottles+of+water.jpg
Niagara Bottling is recalling its bottled water products after one of its spring sources was contaminated with E. coli. The company is urging customers to avoid drinking the water without boiling it first.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Officials Preparing for MERS Outbreak Following S. Korea]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:04:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476401196.jpg
A deadly outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Virus in South Korea is prompting health officials and experts to prepare for the possibility of more cases in the United States.]]>
<![CDATA[West-Nile Infected Mosquitoes Don't Bode Well: County]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 20:27:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/llegada-de-mosquitos-a-Arizona.jpg
Three new batches of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus, a bad sign for the season to come, according to San Diego County health officials.]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Dies After Wisdom Teeth Extraction]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:09:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/teeth2.jpg
A Minnesota teen who had her wisdom teeth extracted has died after complications from the procedure, KARE, NBC's affiliate in Minneapolis reported.

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