<![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 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:03:45 -0700 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:03:45 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:19:17 -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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<![CDATA[Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory: Study]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:50:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/TLMD-grasas-trans-trans-fat-shutterstock_162622850.jpg
Dietary trans fatty acids (dTFA) are used in foods to improve taste, texture and durability.]]>
<![CDATA[Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:45:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/061015_synthetic_marijuana.jpg
Adverse health effects as a result of increased synthetic marijuana use are on the rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. According to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...

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<![CDATA[Study Shows Drop in Underage Drinking]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:54:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-56909748.jpg
Rates among underage drinking are dropping steadily, a new study reveals. The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also showed a decline in underage binge drinking.
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<![CDATA[Pill That Reverses Abortion Causes a Stir]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:39:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-495798155_AbortionPillIlustration.jpg
An Arizona law forces doctors to notify patients of pill that can reverse the effects of the abortion pill RU46. Many are not happy with the law.]]>
<![CDATA[Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study]]> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:51:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/hospital+price+hikes1.jpg
Dozens of U.S. hospitals are hiking up healthcare costs more than 1,000 percent – over 10 times the costs allowed by Medicare – and for the same medical services, new findings indicate.

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<![CDATA[Heart Transplant Survivor Helps Others in Need]]> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:09:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/knbc-life-connected-avas-heart-ava-kaufman.jpg
As a backup dancer for Gloria Gaynor and Donna Sumer, Ava Kaufman toured the world. She was the picture of health until 2009 when an autoimmune disease damaged her heart. One day she collapsed and woke up in a...

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<![CDATA[New Docs Told What They Know Will Soon Be "Just Plain Wrong"]]> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 07:52:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/J-Craig-Venter-060715.jpg
Medicine is changing so rapidly, he said, most of what they had just learned will soon be viewed as “just plain wrong.”]]>
<![CDATA[Companies Partner to Boost Pediatric Research]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:17:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/generic+child+measuring+measured+weighed+weighing+doctor%27s+office+pediatrician+shutterstock_101882305.jpg
San Diego-based Benefunder announced a partnership with Washington D.C.-based Children’s National Health System to boost funding for pediatric research.

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<![CDATA[Docs Give Baby Thumb With Surgery]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 05:09:10 -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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