<![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-usMon, 29 May 2017 14:02:06 -0700Mon, 29 May 2017 14:02:06 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[The Blame Game Is Upping Health Insurance Costs: Analysis]]> Mon, 29 May 2017 10:01:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/20170519+Capitol1.jpg
While the Senate inches toward agreeing on a health care bill, insurers are growing increasingly rattled by congressional inaction and threats of sabotage from the White House, and customers could soon be paying...

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<![CDATA[Doctors in Brazil Using Fish Skin to Help Burn Victims]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 13:17:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_FISH_BANDAGES_052617_1-149582887236800001.jpg
Doctors in Brazil are using skin from farm-raised tilapia to heal burn victims. According to the doctors, the tilapia skin can cut down on the painful process of changing bandages and can actually help...]]>
<![CDATA[How the GOP Bill Could Affect 'Essential Health Benefits']]> Thu, 25 May 2017 09:42:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Congressional-Budget-Office-HR-1628.jpg
If the Republican health reform plan becomes law, states trying to save money on health insurance are likely to seek cuts on services like maternity care, mental health and dentist visits for kids, the...

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<![CDATA[How to Identify Heat Stroke]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 14:26:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_HEAT_STROKE_GUIDE_052417_1-149557390684400001.jpg
With summer here, it's important to know the dangers of high temperatures. Heat stroke can be dangerous. Here are some ways you can identify heat stroke and what you should do when you see some of its symptoms.]]>
<![CDATA[Researchers Discover 40 More Genes for Intelligence ]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 13:30:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/brain_1200x675.jpg
Instead, it shows that intelligence is possibly even more complex than anyone thought, and not easily explained. And it means specially designed smart babies are not in anyone's near future.The study...

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<![CDATA[Kids Under 1 Shouldn't Drink Fruit Juice: Pediatrician Org.]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 15:20:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/217*120/juicegeneric.jpg
Fruit juice, long recommended as a source of vitamin C for children, has no nutritional value for kids under one year old and isn't as good as fresh fruit for other kids, according to a leading pediatrician...

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<![CDATA[Sharp Mary Birch Hospital Hits Milestone: 200,000th Baby]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 15:10:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/baby_feet_generic.jpg
San Diego’s Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns is about to hit a milestone: the facility is expecting to soon help deliver its 200,000th baby.]]>
<![CDATA[Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens of 2017]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 05:17:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-200535755-001.jpg
If you think all sunscreens are created equal, think again.Consumer Reports has released its annual list of top sunscreens as well as a warning about the SPF number on some bottles: If you put too much...

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<![CDATA[Sharp Mary Birch Hospital to Hit Milestone: 200,000th Baby]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 08:21:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/baby_feet_generic.jpg
San Diego’s Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns is about to hit a milestone: the facility is expecting to soon help deliver its 200,000th baby.]]>
<![CDATA[Common Lead Test May Be Wrong, FDA and CDC Say]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 12:10:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/206*120/AP_551526133025.jpg
As NBC News reports, many children and pregnant women may need to get new lead tests because one of the most common lab tests may have given falsely low readings, the Food and Drug Administration said...

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<![CDATA[Special Treatment to Combat CTE in San Diego]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 08:28:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/derek-togerson-may-2017.jpg
According to the CDC, there are 3.8 million sports concussions each year. NBC 7's Derek Togerson reports on why former NFL players who suffered concussions are coming to San Diegofor help they can't find...]]>
<![CDATA[Local Zika Virus Cases Expected To Rise: Experts]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 22:01:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/zikamosquito_1200x675.jpg
Since 2015 in San Diego, there have been 89 travel associated cases of Zika Virus and that number continues to increase.

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<![CDATA[San Diego Doctors Using Special Treatment to Combat CTE]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 16:17:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/179*120/Brain+Photo.JPG
Kaizen Brain Center in La Jolla is using magnetic stimulation to fight brain disease in former athletes and veterans]]>
<![CDATA[Caffeine Overdose Killed South Carolina Teen: Coroner]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 15:07:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-571245571.jpg
A 16-year-old South Carolina boy who collapsed in a classroom had so much caffeine ove a two-hour span that it killed him, a medical examiner said Monday. Davis Allen Cripe died April 26 at Palmetto Health...

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<![CDATA[Rep. Davis: Scientific Giants Need Funding]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 15:40:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Susan-Davis-051517-San-Diego.jpg
A proposed 20 percent cut in federal investments in the National Institute of Health could affect research being done here in San Diego.

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<![CDATA[Patients Beg for Pricey Drugs on Facebook Black Market]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 13:28:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-141926979.jpg
Desperate patients are swapping pricey pharmaceutical drugs on Facebook, NBC News reported.NBC News searched Facebook and found postings to trade insulins, EpiPens, asthma inhalers and other prescription...

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<![CDATA['Super Labs' in Mexico Fuel Meth Crisis: Task Force]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 13:35:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/meth-generic-san-diego.jpg
Part of the problem can be found in so-called “super labs” south of the U.S.-Mexico border.]]>
<![CDATA[Meth Use Once Again a Problem in San Diego County]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 08:50:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/meth-generic-san-diego.jpg
As NBC 7's Gaby Rodriguez reports, data suggests meth is once again a concerning problem for San Diego County. A local strike force dedicated to tackling the use of the illegal drug in our region finds...]]>
<![CDATA[Study Identifies Root Cause of Gray, Balding Hair]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 06:51:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/gray+hair+study+ut+southwestern.jpg
Scientists in North Texas have identified the cells that cause hair to turn gray and to go bald – findings that could one day help identify possible treatments.Researchers from the University of Texas...

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<![CDATA[Senate Group Draws Fire for Lack of Women Working on Health Care]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 12:36:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mcconnell-gop-senate.jpg
The core group of 13 Republican senators tasked with crafting health care legislation to repeal Obamacare is under fire for not including any women senators, NBC News reports.Some Republican women, like

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<![CDATA[Life Expectancy Varies by 20 Years Across US Counties]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 07:10:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/america-life-expectancy-jama-study.jpg
Americans' life expectancy varies by nearly a generation across counties in the United States, according to a new study, from a high of 87 years in Colorado's ski country to a low of 66 years in southwest South...

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<![CDATA[New Testing Method Revolutionizes Allergy Identification]]> Mon, 08 May 2017 10:28:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/232*120/Screen+Shot+2017-05-08+at+1.22.10+PM.png
A new finger prick test can identify more than 100 allergens, revolutionizing the more laborious methods currently in use.Dr. Janet Pate with Nurture Pediatrics in Bellaire, Texas says that until now the...]]>
<![CDATA[Measles Outbreak Caused by Vaccine Skeptics: Health Depts.]]> Mon, 08 May 2017 19:06:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/177*120/measlesminnesota_1200x675.jpg
An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has led to 44 infected people, nearly all of them children, the Minnesota department of health says. Eleven kids are in the hospital and more cases of measles are expected...

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<![CDATA[Gray Death: The New Killer Drug in the War Against Opioids]]> Sat, 06 May 2017 04:15:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/gray-death.jpg
Ominously named Gray Death, the killer drug cocktail is making headlines in the ongoing war against the national opioid crisis, NBC News reported.What exactly is Gray Death? Start with heroin.

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<![CDATA[Third Person In San Diego Dies From Hepatitis A Outbreak]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 21:05:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/219*120/hepatitis-a-virus.jpg
Another person has died from Hepatitis A, bringing the total death count to 3 in San Diego.]]>
<![CDATA[Padres Work To Prevent Strokes ]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 12:26:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/171*120/GettyImages-676888372.jpg
More than 140,000 people die each year from strokes in the United States, according to the Stroke Center. The Padres baseball team is promoting heart health Friday with a Strike Out Stroke event.

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<![CDATA[How to Protect Yourself From Surge in Lyme Disease Ticks]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 08:17:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lyme-Disease-Tick.jpg
The Center for Disease Control has predicted a surge in the number of Lyme-carrying ticks in the Northeast and Midwest from April through the beginning of the summer.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Tick Numbers Expected To Drop]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 13:57:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/216*120/tick+season.PNG
As the weather heats up, many people in San Diego like to get out and hike. But locals should also be aware that it is still tick season.]]>
<![CDATA[Reaction to Passage of GOP Health Care Bill]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 13:28:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Darrell-Issa-White-House.jpg
Moments after the Republican-led House approved the bill aimed at replacing Obamacare, the public reaction started.

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<![CDATA[Olympic Medalists Raise Awareness About Kids' Mental Health]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 19:05:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/20170504+Phelps+and+Schmitt+2.jpg
Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Thursday to raise awareness about children’s mental health.

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