<![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-usTue, 28 Mar 2017 03:49:12 -0700Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:49:12 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Doc, Group: Treat Opioid Addiction as Chronic Disease]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:32:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/194*120/Opioids2.jpeg
"Addiction should be considered an illness, just like any other illness," said Dr. Clark Smith, M.D., an addiction specialist.

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<![CDATA[Robot Helps Boy Go to School]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:10:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Max+Robot.jpg
Despite a degenerative disease that makes going to school a life-threatening situation, a three-year-old Maryland boy attends classes every day thanks to technology allowing him to connect with his classmates...

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<![CDATA[Trump Forces a Vote on Health Care Bill ]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:18:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/HealthCareAM0324_MP4-149036463772500001.jpg
President Trump has issued an ultimatum to House Republicans on the health care bill designed to repeal and replace "Obamacare": vote today or no deal. If there's no deal, then Obamacare stands. In the]]>
<![CDATA[Seniors Worry About Loss of Meals Under Trump Budget Plan]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:27:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/IMG_82502.jpg
Dale Lamphier, 97, never married and her closest living relatives―three nephews―live across the country. About two years ago, she moved to a senior housing complex in Westwood, New Jersey, a town she has...

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<![CDATA[17-Year-Old Girl Dies from Influenza in San Diego County]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:21:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/flu+shot+generic1.JPG
The total number of flu deaths this season has reached 72.

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<![CDATA[Baby Born With 4 Legs, 2 Spines Survives Risky Surgery]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:59:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dominique+2.jpg
A 10-month-old baby born with four legs and two spines is recovering well after undergoing a complex and risky medical procedure in Chicago, doctors say.Young Dominique came to Chicago from the Ivory Coast in...

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<![CDATA[Here Are the Republicans Who May Reject Health Care Bill]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:25:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/649341198-GOP-Health-Care-Bill.jpg
President Donald Trump campaigned on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with "something terrific." Now, House Republicans are in danger of losing a vote...

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<![CDATA[FDA: Breast Implants Can Cause Rare Form of Cancer]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:03:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/implants-new.jpg
Breast implants can cause a rare form of cancer that may have killed at least nine people, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday, NBC News reported.The cancer is called anaplastic large cell lymphoma...

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<![CDATA[Infant Mortality Rates Fall 15 Percent in US]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:58:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/babypacifier_1200x675.jpg
Fewer babies are dying in the United States than a decade ago, according to NBC News.The U.S. infant mortality rate, which is higher than in other developed countries, is down 15 percent over the last...

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<![CDATA[New Drug Cuts Cholesterol by Half]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:11:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_cholesteroldrug0317_1500x845.jpg
A new drug proven to slash bad cholesterol by more than half of a patient's initial level may prove to be a boon to those worried about heart attacks and strokes. Repatha, a drug that could lower the risk...]]>
<![CDATA[NAMI App for Navigating through a Mental Health Crisis]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:12:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/184*120/PHI+kids+holding+hands+cu.jpg
With one in every four people affected in some way by mental illness either personally or through a family member in the U.S., it would be easy to assume there is vast, shared knowledge about mental illness.

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<![CDATA[7 More Flu Death Reported in San Diego County]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:12:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/flue-shot.jpg
The total number of flu deaths in San Diego County for this season is now up to 68, the County Health and Human Services Agency (HSSA) confirmed.

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<![CDATA[Critics Warn 'Phase 2' Won’t Save Health Care Plan]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:12:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/paulryan_healthcare_1200x675.jpg
Things aren't looking great for the Republican health care bill after the Congressional Budget Office estimated it would lead to 24 million more people without insurance and skyrocketing costs for older...

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<![CDATA[Mental Health Groups Worry New GOP Plan Will End Coverage]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:19:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/naloxone-kit.jpg
Mental health groups say the new GOP health care bill would terminate mental health care and efforts to combat the opioid crisis, NBC News reported.The Congressional Budget Office released a report on the bill...

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<![CDATA[Rattlesnakes: What Not to Do ]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:42:29 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Rattlesnake-Cowles-Mountain-031017.jpg
If you find yourself face-to-face with a rattlesnake, would you know what not to do?

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<![CDATA[Baby Injuries Rise in Common Infant Products]]> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:55:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BabyInjuries0310_MP4-148944776988400001.jpg
 A new study finds a growing number of young children are being injured while using infant products like carriers, strollers and cribs. Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio...]]>
<![CDATA[Reported Flu Deaths in San Diego County at 61]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:11:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/209*120/flu+vaccine+generic.jpg
Four more flu-related deaths were reported in San Diego County last week, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency (HSSA).]]>
<![CDATA[Feel Stressed? Stop Checking Your Phone, Study Says]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:23:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SmartphoneStress0309a_MP4-148918974502400001.jpg
A recent study finds mobile users who check their phones frequently feel more stressed. According to the American Psychological Association, we are a nation of "constant checkers" and it's taking...]]>