<![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 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:04:49 -0800 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:04:49 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New Numbers Released in Measles Outbreak]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:14:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/measles-vaccine-0123.jpg
California health officials released new numbers Friday in the ongoing measles outbreak.

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<![CDATA[Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:24:32 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_birthmarks0122001_1500x845.jpg
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means new trials and new hope for sufferers.]]>
<![CDATA[Medical Bills Could Cost Family Their Home]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:30:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/N6P+OAKLAND+EVICTED+FAMILY+PKG+-+00011806.jpg
Sell your house to pay for your healthcare. That's exactly the situation one East Bay family is facing.

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<![CDATA[3 New Measles Cases Confirmed in SD]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:58:14 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Measles-vaccine-0116+%281%29.jpg
Three new cases of measles have been confirmed in San Diego County, bringing the total number of local cases to 13, health officials announced Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Disney Employees Contract Measles]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:56:10 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/186*120/01-20-15_Disneyland-Measles.JPG
Five Disneyland workers contracted measles at the Anaheim park, including two employees who had vaccinations, health officials said Tuesday, as the number of confirmed cases in the on-going outbreak rose to 53.

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<![CDATA[Hidden Risks of Going Gluten-Free]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:09:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/gluten-free-label.jpg
Consumer Reports says gluten-free diets are not healthy for most people.]]>
<![CDATA[Measles Exposure at OC School]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:17:47 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/web_measles_vara_90_1200x675_386439747568.jpg
Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington Beach High School for three weeks after a possible exposure to the virus, officials confirmed...]]>
<![CDATA[Common Measles Questions Answered]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:56:11 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Measles-vaccine-0116.jpg
As the number of confirmed measles cases grows in Southern California, NBC4’s Dr. Bruce Hensel answers common questions about the disease.]]>
<![CDATA[Timeline: San Diego County Measles Cases ]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:19:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/measles_vaccine.jpg
A timeline of the measles cases reported in San Diego County after an outbreak was reported in January 2015.

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<![CDATA[Possible Measles Cases Reported in North County]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:34:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/measles040511_722x406.jpg
Health officials were releasing the locations frequented by the patients since Dec. 30.
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<![CDATA[Measles Outbreak Spreads in Calif.]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 19:39:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/measles+wednesday.jpg
A total of 51 measles cases have now been reported in the wake of an outbreak linked to Disney theme parks in Anaheim, California this December, with all but nine cases directly connected to the park, health...

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<![CDATA[5 Myths About the Flu Debunked]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:58:16 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/denver-FLU-460977406.jpg
Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not very effective at battling the predominant strain that's now making people sick.

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<![CDATA[Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:35:11 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SodaBan.jpg
Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's menus.

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<![CDATA[Senior Living Center Restricts Visitors Due to Flu]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:49:27 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/emeritus+senior+living+center.JPG
A North County senior care facility is turning away visitors to protect residents from a recent flu outbreak.]]>
<![CDATA[7th Suspected Measles Case: Officials]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:13:32 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Measles_Generic_722x406_1901808010.jpg
The person is "closely connected" to the six cases reported Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:22:50 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_batteryboy0112001_700x394.jpg
After 4 years and 65 surgeries, a boy in Peoria, Arizona, is finally able to talk and breathe on his own after swallowing a button battery.]]>
<![CDATA[Suspected Measles Closes Urgent Care in La Mesa]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:05:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sharp+urgent+care.JPG
Sharp Health Care temporarily closed its Rees-Stealy Urgent Care in La Mesa as officials investigate several reported cases of measles, which may be tied to an outbreak at Disneyland.

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<![CDATA[Winemakers Worried About FDA Rules For Calorie Counts]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:44:42 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/wine+bottles2.jpg
Winemakers are worried about a new rule from the FDA that would require restaurants to label calorie counts in alcoholic beverages.

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<![CDATA[New Measles Case Confirmed in San Diego County]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:39:40 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/98698971.jpg
Another case of measles has been confirmed in San Diego County, county health officials confirmed to NBC 7 Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[State Adopting San Diego's ER Painkiller Policy]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:50:04 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/drugs+generic.jpg
State officials want to adopt a policy started in San Diego emergency rooms aimed at preventing drug abuse by restricting painkiller use.]]>
<![CDATA[Family Still Gets Whooping Cough After Vaccination]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:39:05 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Whooping+cough+pic+0112-PIC_0.jpg
After vaccinating her two young sons, a Del Mar mother and her sons came down with whooping cough. It’s especially scary for Parker, who’s 6 months old -- an age when whooping cough can be deadly.]]>
<![CDATA[MorningStar Farms Patties Recalled]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:45:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/lagenerics-genericsla-nbc4-logo-2.jpg
Two vegetarian frozen patty products made by MorningStar Farms have been recalled because of an undisclosed peanut allergen, parent company Kellogg Co. said in a statement.]]>
<![CDATA[Kaiser Mental Health Workers to Strike]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:22:41 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/kaiser_strike_raw.jpg
Kaiser hospitals and patients are bracing for a week-long strike.

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<![CDATA[Women Run to Honor Second Chance at Life ]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:43:50 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lucky-13-runners.jpg
Two North County women who have overcome significant health challenges will be running in next weekend’s Tri-City Medical Center Half Marathon in Carlsbad.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Doctor Calls Measles Cases Alarming]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:19:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/measles+vaccination.jpg
One doctor said 2014 saw 600 confirmed cases of measles – a record amount for a virus we eliminated back in 2000.

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<![CDATA[First 2 Flu Deaths of Season in San Diego Reported]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:28:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/influenza-vacuna.jpg
The first two flu-related deaths of the season have been reported in San Diego County, health officials said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Measles Cases Linked to Disneyland]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 04:36:34 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DisneylandWeb.jpg
At least nine people confirmed to have highly infectious measles visited Disneyland parks in Southern California last month, health officials said Wednesday. The California Department of Public Health confirmed...]]>
<![CDATA[Aethlon Device Approved ]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:21:02 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/hemopurifier-ebola_2.jpg
The Hemopurifier, made by Aethlon Medical, Inc., was named one of Time Magazine's best inventions of 2014.
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<![CDATA[Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:33:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/104718836.jpg
A total of 15 children have died from flu complications, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has described in their latest report as within "epidemic threshold."

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<![CDATA[ER Visits, Flu Cases on Rise in San Diego County]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:12:18 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/159308670-1200.jpg
Emergency Department visits are on the rise this week, as our cases of influenza in San Diego County, health officials said Wednesday.

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