<![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 Fri, 29 May 2015 01:28:35 -0700 Fri, 29 May 2015 01:28:35 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Docs Give Baby Thumb With Surgery]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 17:12:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/toddler+thumb+photo.jpg
A 1-year-old baby born without a thumb will soon be able to grab things with his right hand for the first time thanks to a procedure Long Island doctors say was no small feat. A tiny cast was taken off...

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<![CDATA[Deepak Chopra at Corporate Wellness Symposium]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 08:12:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Deepak-Chopra-Getty.jpg
Deepak Chopra, the well-known alternative medicine practitioner, is launching the 2015 Corporate Wellness Symposium, a day-long seminar for HR executives and wellness practitioners in Carlsbad on May 27 at...

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<![CDATA[Ecstasy Used to Treat Patients]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 07:45:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ecstasy+pills.jpg
The Federal Drug Administration is allowing a team of Bay Area psychotherapists to experiment with ecstasy to treat patients. Dr. Phil Wolfson, who has offices in San Francisco and Marin County, is in charge of...

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<![CDATA[Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 13:02:29 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/178541982_Dementia-ALzheimers-Generic.jpg
Alzheimer's can be difficult to understand for those who do not suffer from the disease. A senior living center in Kentucky is helping caretakers of those diagnosed with the condition better understand it with a...

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 14:39:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MichelleObamaPunching.jpg
Five years after launching her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama released a short video on Twitter with five tips for healthier living.]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Packs a Punch]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 13:48:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MichelleObamaPunching.jpg
First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of herself working out on Tuesday to help promote her #GimmeFive fitness campaign. In the thirty second clip, Obama jumps rope, kick-boxes and bench presses 35-pound...]]>
<![CDATA[New Diabetes Pump on the Market]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 08:46:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Tandem-Diabetes-Pump.jpg
Tandem Diabetes Care Inc., a medical device company in San Diego, announced that its t:flex Insulin Pump is on the market, with shipments planned in June.

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<![CDATA[San Diego No. 3 Fittest U.S. City]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 09:45:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Running_app_generic.jpg
America’s Finest City also happens to be one of the fittest, according to the American Fitness Index by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

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<![CDATA[Youth Dance Classes Not Active Enough: Study]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 17:08:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/ballet_pic_for_dec_8_story.jpg
Dance classes may not be providing enough exercise for young girls and teens.

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<![CDATA[Scripps, Sharp to Join Health Information Exchange ]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 07:26:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-02.jpg
Scripps Health and Sharp Healthcare are joining San Diego Health Connect, a substantial boost for the region’s health information exchange that soon will give clinicians access to medical data covering...

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<![CDATA[PTSD Linked to Faster Aging]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 06:51:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/2015_05_07_human_chromosomes_with_telomeres_nih.jpg
Post-traumatic stress disorder may cause people to age faster, according to a newly released study by UC San Diego.

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<![CDATA[Tri-City Medical Center to Offer New CT Scan]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 10:04:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/Tri-City-Medical-Center-060.jpg
The Tri-City Healthcare District Board of Directors has approved the purchase and installation of the most advanced computed tomography (CT) scanner on the market.

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<![CDATA[What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 08:07:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/NC_sunsafety0504001.jpg
Summer is coming! To get ready for more time in the sun, dermatologists offer advice on skin cancer prevention.]]>
<![CDATA[Nutrient Boosting Snacks]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:07:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Healhty-Snacks-0430.jpg
San Diego-based registered dietician Katie Ferraro speaks with NBC 7’s Whitney Southwick about foods that are considered nutrient boosters. As we near the end of Cancer Control Month, Ferraro shares some snacks...

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<![CDATA[Love Your Lines: Stretch Marks Go Viral]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:12:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/love-your-lines-stretch-mar.jpg
An Instagram campaign urges women not to worry about their stretch marks.

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<![CDATA[Ice Cream Company Recalls All Treats, Closes Shops ]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:21:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is putting sales of its frozen treats on ice across the country due to a possible listeria contamination. The Ohio-based company announced the voluntary recall on its website...

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<![CDATA[Overnight Fasting May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:24:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/breast_cancer_P1.jpg
Researchers may have linked fasting time overnight to a reduced risk of breast cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[Whole Foods Market Recalls Macadamia Nuts]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:39:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/537738815%281%29.jpg
Whole Foods Market is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was sold in stores in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas...

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<![CDATA[Deadly Tick-Borne Virus in Conn.]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:03:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-tick-01.jpg
A rare but potentially deadly virus has made its way to Connecticut and could soon be transferred from ticks to humans, according to state officials.

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<![CDATA[Record West Nile Deaths Due to Drought?]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:44:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WNVDallas021113.jpg
California saw a record number of deaths from West Nile virus last year, and health officials say the state's drought may have contributed to the spike.

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<![CDATA[Blue Bell Expands Recall]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:33:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Blue+Bell+Ice+Cream+facility.jpg
Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall to include banana pudding-flavored ice cream made at the company's Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, facility after the product tested positive for listeria monocytogenes...

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<![CDATA[Jenny Craig Named One of Best Longterm Diets: Study]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:29:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/weight-scale-generic.jpg
Carlsbad-based Jenny Craig is one of the top weight loss programs for dieters to shed fat and keep it off, according to a new study.

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<![CDATA[Young Bride Killed by Brain-Eating Amoeba]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:21:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Koral-Reef-knsd.jpg
Twenty-year-old Koral Reef's life was just beginning. She said yes to the dress and married her high school sweetheart. But Reef never got the chance to enjoy her happily ever after when she developed a...

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<![CDATA[Cigarette Smoke Makes MRSA More Aggressive: Study]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:46:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/smoking-stock-generic-73160938.jpg
Cigarette smoke has long been known to have harmful health effects and new research shows it also makes superbugs more aggressive. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego found that...

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<![CDATA[Woman Gives Birth in LA Courthouse ]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:16:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/196*120/4-2-15-baby+born+downtown+la+courthouse.JPG
A woman who stopped inside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse to pay a bill left with a little bit more than a receipt: a newborn baby boy. When the pregnant mom-to-be walked down the hall of the Stanley...

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