<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Health News]]> Copyright 2014 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, 25 Oct 2014 00:25:26 -0700 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:25:26 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New Meningococcal Patient Has Same Strain as SDSU Student]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:33:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/palomar-college-1023.jpg
A second college student in two weeks has been infected by the rare Type B meningococcal bacteria, health officials confirmed Friday.

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<![CDATA[Decorative Contacts Can Cause Blindness: Officials]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:25:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP18289346253.jpg
Decorative contact lenses serve as the finishing touch to many Halloween costumes, but federal agencies warn that counterfeit products could result in serious injury and even permanent vision loss.

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<![CDATA["Miracle Oil" Cures Girl's Seizures]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:03:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Glut+1+medicinal+oil.jpg
A North Texas family is touting a "miracle oil" and praising researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for healing their little girl, who was having chronic

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<![CDATA[Student Hospitalized With Meningococcal Bacteria]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:02:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/palomar-college-1023.jpg
A new case of a college student hospitalized with meningococcal bacteria was reported Thursday in San Diego County.

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<![CDATA[Patent for Smartphone Infrared Thermometer]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:14:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sick-flu-BC9098-002.jpg
Company gets second U.S. patent to augment any smartphone with an instant, non-contact infrared thermometer.

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<![CDATA[California Opens Ebola Hotline]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:03:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola_funerario_duncan.jpg
An Ebola hotline was established by the California Department of Public Health to answer questions about the disease.

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<![CDATA[Doc Accused of Taking Nude Pics of Patients]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:47:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Volunteers-in-Medicine-1021.jpg
A state investigator said more than 1300 explicit photos were on the doctor's work cellphone, court documents show.]]>
<![CDATA[Rabid Bat May Have Infected Children: Health Officials]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:36:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/brownbats2.jpg
San Diego County health officials are trying to find children or adults who may have handled a rabid bat outside a San Marcos restaurant over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Clinic Helps Retired NFL Player Qualify for Settlement]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:06:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/boo+williams.JPG
Retired NFL tight end Boo Williams is getting help from a San Diego clinic to qualify for the league's settlement with former players for conditions related to concussions. NBC 7's Bridget Naso explains on Oct.]]>
<![CDATA[Olympian, Coach Steve Scott Battling Prostate Cancer]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:49:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/steve+scott+getty.jpg
The Carlsbad man who held the U.S. record for fastest mile for more than two decades is suffering from prostate cancer, according to Scripps Health.

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<![CDATA[Does Ebola Affect Dogs and Humans in the Same Way?]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:17:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1017-2014-EbolaDog.jpg
Can dogs be carriers of or get Ebola? If they can get infected with the virus, are they contagious to humans and/or other animals? And, should we treat dogs exposed to Ebola like humans and quarantine them? Sam...

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<![CDATA[Nurses Claim Kaiser Unprepared for Ebola Outbreak]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:21:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/marching-nurses.jpg
Hundreds of nurses hit the streets of Oakland on Thursday with a very troubling message. They claim one of California's largest medical providers is not ready to deal with an Ebola outbreak.

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<![CDATA[Local Company's Device Used to Treat Ebola]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:08:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/hemopurifier-ebola_2.jpg
NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports on the device made by San Diego company Aethlon Medical Inc. that's being used to help treat patients infected with the Ebola virus.]]>
<![CDATA[Prof Holds Permit for SD's First Legal Pot Shop]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:06:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/marijuana+generic.jpg
San Diego will have its first legal medicinal marijuana dispensary within city limits.]]>
<![CDATA[SD Hospitals Take New Ebola Precautions]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:37:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Ebola-training-san-diego-10.jpg
San Diego County hospitals are rolling out new and improved training procedures for health care workers who may come in contact with an infected Ebola patient.

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<![CDATA[Flight Attendants Express Concern About Ebola: Official]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:18:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/141012-lax-ebola-scare-united-airlines.jpg
After a sick passenger on a United Airlines flight caused an Ebola scare at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday, flight attendants have expressed concern about the deadly disease, according to...]]>
<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Speaks to San Diego Convention]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:50:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hillary-Clinton-SD-1013.jpg
NBC 7's Vanessa Herrera reports on how guests attending the American Academy of Pediatrics expo were treated to a special visit from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.]]>
<![CDATA[La Jolla Lab to Get Ebola Antibodies]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:51:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Ebola-Lab-La-Jolla-1013_2.jpg
Samples of antibodies from new Ebola survivors are heading to a lab in La Jolla, California, for analysis and the lab director is asking for the public’s help to fund the process. Scripps Research...

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<![CDATA[3 Kids Test Positive for Enterovirus in OC]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:48:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/enfield+enterovirus.jpg
Three children in Orange County have tested positive for enterovirus D68 in cases “not linked with any community outbreak of the illness,” health officials said Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Rabies Alert Issued for Del Mar Mud Run Participant]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:23:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mud-run1.jpg
A runner who participated in the Del Mar Mud Run last weekend is undergoing rabies tests for rabies after coming into contact with a bat during the race, San Diego County health officials said Friday. ]]>
<![CDATA[U.S. Marines in Liberia for Ebola Operation]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:17:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Marines-Liberia-Ebola-7.jpg
Some 100 U.S. Marines arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 9, 2014, to take part in Operation United Assistance. The troops will support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic, which...

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<![CDATA[San Diego County Prepared for Ebola Virus: Experts]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:06:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ebola-hospital-preps-getty2.jpg
Infectious disease expert in San Diego County said all acute care centers in the region are prepared to handle an Ebola virus patient.

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<![CDATA[Why Lindbergh Field Is Not Screening for Ebola]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:10:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lindbergh-Field-1008.jpg
San Diego's main airport is more of a destination airport than a hub.

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<![CDATA[UCSC Fighting Ebola With Technology]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:39:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/205*120/UIC_researchers_ebola.jpg
UC Santa Cruz merging science and technology to fight Ebola.]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola in America]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:39:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/456608446.jpg
The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States sparked immediate concerns about who may have been exposed and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't, spread.

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<![CDATA[Enterovirus-D68 Outbreak]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:13:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/x-ray-ENTEROVIRUS-VO---00002324.jpg
A deadly outbreak of an uncommon virus, enterovirus-D68, has made children across the country ill and has left some hospitalized.

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<![CDATA[Jodi Kodesh's Morning Forecast for Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 04:12:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WEBWXTUEJODIPIC_0.jpg
Jodi Kodesh's Morning Forecast for Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014]]>
<![CDATA[Journalist With Ebola Optimistic]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:01:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Ashoka+Mukpo+Raw.jpg
The mother of NBC News freelance photojournalist Ashoka Mukpo says that her son and his doctors are optimistic about his chances of recovering from the deadly virus. In a phone interview with New England Cable...]]>
<![CDATA[Tuberculosis Diagnosed at Local High School]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:59:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tuberculosis_lynn_shutterstock_183163493_2.jpg
County health officials are warning Grossmont High School students and staff about tuberculosis after a person there started treatment for it.

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<![CDATA[Two Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in LA County]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:27:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/10-01-2014-health-enterovirus-doctor-medical.jpg
The first cases of enterovirus D68 confirmed in Los Angeles County involve two children, according to health officials.

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<![CDATA[What are Those Red Bugs in San Diego?]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:39:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/RedBug1001.jpg
They may look menacing, but the good news is that those peculiar red bugs spotted in San Diego County are harmless.

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<![CDATA[W. Africa Travelers Warned on Ebola]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:05:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP645337997349.jpg
All people traveling to the United States from countries with Ebola are being warned as of Wednesday about the potentially deadly virus' symptoms, and how it is spread. The

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<![CDATA[CDC Confirms 1st U.S. Ebola Case]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:03:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ebola-dallas.jpg
The first case of the Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States has been confirmed in Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday. A spokesperson for Texas Health...

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<![CDATA[Dallas Ambulance Crew Who Brought Ebola Patient to Hospital Is Quarantined]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:03:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dallas-Fire-Rescue-Vehicle.jpg
The Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance crew who transported the man infected with Ebola to the hospital has been quarantined, according to the City of Dallas. The number of people in the DFR crew...

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<![CDATA[How Is Ebola Spread?]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:37:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/456202288.jpg
The latest case of a positive Ebola test in the United States sparked immediate concerns about who may have been exposed and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and...

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<![CDATA[Boy Losing His Sight Travels to See Northern Lights]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:26:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_northernlightsboy0930_1500x845.jpg
Young boy travels to Alaska to view Northern Lights and nature before he goes blind. Blake Essig reports.]]>