<![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, 20 Dec 2014 03:43:06 -0800 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:43:06 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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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<![CDATA[Groundbreaking Study to Examine Unexplained Deaths]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:06:05 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dna7.jpg
A new clinical study in La Jolla hopes to unravel multiple unexplained deaths in San Diego county by sequencing genomes.]]>
<![CDATA[Mobile App Helps Diagnose Ear Infections]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:01:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1209-2014-Cellscope.jpg
Need help checking for an infection? There's a tool and app for that. San Francisco based Cellscope created the “Oto” to help you get a remote diagnosis from a doctor fast.

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<![CDATA[Doc Sold Pills for Designer Handbags, Wine]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:52:19 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/william+joseph+watson.JPG
A Del Mar doctor was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in prison for selling oxycodone and other addictive painkiller prescriptions for cash and gifts, according to U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy.]]>
<![CDATA[New Public Toilet Opens Downtown ]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:14:14 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/portland-loo-generic-san-di.jpg
The city's first 24/7 "Portland Loo" public toilet opened to the public Wednesday after a ribbon cutting ceremony.]]>
<![CDATA[Flu Spreading at Faster Rate Than in 2013]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:54:41 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/flu+shot1.jpg
Influenza is spreading and sickening locals at a faster clip than last year’s flu season, the deadliest in San Diego County, health officials say.

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<![CDATA[Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:16:46 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/185590966.jpg
Drug overdose deaths more than doubled over the past decade, U.S. health officials announced in a report released Tuesday. Heroin-related deaths, in particular, more than tripled.

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<![CDATA[To Protect, Serve and Not Suffer: PTSD in the Line of Duty]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:04:15 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP631399220978.jpg
Suicide is now believed to be the leading cause of death among first responders.

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<![CDATA[17-Year-Old Diagnosed with Meningococcal Disease]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:27:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/san+ysidro+high+school.jpg
A San Ysidro High School student has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease, according to the to San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA.)]]>
<![CDATA[3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:31:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/195*120/11-24-14_Heart-Defect-Surgery-Hensel.JPG
Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrough procedures at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the now-14-month-old little girl is...]]>
<![CDATA[Soda Ads Target Minority Children: Study]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:12:48 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/11-21-14-soda-shakira.JPG
Soda ads increasingly target Latino and African-American children, a new study said.]]>
<![CDATA[Antennae for School's Roof Raise Concerns]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:49:35 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/antennas+on+school+la+petite+ecole.JPG
A so-called “wireless communication facility” with more than a dozen antennae could soon be installed on top of a local school, right in the middle of a San Diego neighborhood.]]>
<![CDATA[Holiday Flu Could Be a Grinch This Year]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:52:55 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Flu-Generic-Cropped.jpg
Influenza season is in full swing and with the rise of holiday airline travel, doctors say the chances of catching the flu bug are high.]]>
<![CDATA[General Atomics Workers May File Health Claims]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:56:30 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/medical_generic.jpg
Former employees of General Atomics in La Jolla will now be entitled to compensation and benefits if they became sick as a result of working in the nuclear weapons industry.]]>
<![CDATA[Trans Fat Linked to Memory Loss: UCSD Study]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:58:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CR+Trans+Fat.jpg
A new study out of the University of California San Diego suggests that trans fats are not only expanding waistlines, but could be damaging your memory as well.

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<![CDATA[Medical Clinics Opened Inside Target]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:16:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/target+clinic.jpg
Kaiser Permanente is opening medical clinics inside Target stores.

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<![CDATA[Patient at Local University Treated for TB]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:24:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CSUSM-Generic-Google-Maps.jpg
County health officials are concerned a patient with tuberculosis at California State University San Marcos may have exposed others.

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<![CDATA[Accused Doc Faced Similar Claims Decades Ago: DA]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:54:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Doctor-Jeffrey-Abrams-11102.jpg
A San Diego doctor accused of taking hundreds of nude images of patients including an 8-year-old girl was investigated on similar allegations two decades ago, prosecutors revealed Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Doctor Arrested on Sexual Battery, Child Porn Charges]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:53:55 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Volunteers-in-Medicine-1021.jpg
A San Diego physician was arrested Friday, accused of sexual battery and child porn charges.]]>
<![CDATA[Record Number of Booster Seats Are "Best Bets": IIHS]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:44:06 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/185*120/%5BNECN%5DB16x9N_PY-08MO_NS_HEALTH_MINUTE_BOOSTER_SEATS_CNNWS_NECN1500kMP4_640x416_2191472863.jpg
A record number of booster seats have earned the highest rating for safety belt fit from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Out of the 41 models the agency tested, 27 earned the "best bet"...]]>
<![CDATA[Needle-Free Ebola Vaccine Tested]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19:14:40 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola_virus1.jpg
A needle-free Ebola vaccine is getting a lot of attention at a convention taking place this week in San Diego.]]>
<![CDATA[Study: Too Frequent Baths Could Be Bad for Babies' Skin]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 04:08:33 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/baby-bath-eczema.jpg
A recent study suggests that too many baths and lack of emollient therapy on newborns heightens the chance for babies of getting the disease eczema.

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<![CDATA[CA Suspends License for Doc Accused of Nude Pics]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:37:24 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Volunteers-in-Medicine-1021.jpg
While he is being investigated, Dr. Jeffrey Abrams has agreed to an interim suspension.]]>
<![CDATA[UCSD Shows Off Ebola Isolation Unit]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:51:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Ebola+isolation+room.JPG
Reporters were given a tour Friday of University of California San Diego Health System’s new infectious disease care unit in Hillcrest.]]>
<![CDATA[3 Locals Being Monitored for Ebola Exposure ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:17:03 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola40.jpg
County health officials described those individuals as showing no symptoms.]]>
<![CDATA[Nurse Steps Out, Slams Quarantine]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:01:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Kaci-Hickox.jpg
Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned from treating Ebola victims in West Africa and has challenged the legality of a quarantine, spoke outside of her Maine home after health officials announced they...]]>
<![CDATA[San Marcos Adopts E-Cigarette Ban]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:13:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/e-cigarettes-170298237.jpg
Puffing on an electronic cigarette is now banned wherever regular smoking is prohibited in San Marcos.

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<![CDATA[Yellow Fever Mosquitoes Found in SD County]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:35:16 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Yellow+Fever+Mosquito.jpg
A rare and potentially dangerous mosquito has been found in San Diego County.

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<![CDATA[Have a Healthy Halloween (Snacks, That Is)]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:19:32 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Healthy-Halloween-Snacks.jpg
Registered Dietician Katie Ferraro visits NBC 7's Whitney Southwick with some ideas on how to successfully navigate through Halloween sweets.]]>
<![CDATA[Nurses Union: UC Hospitals Not Ready for Ebola Patients]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:18:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nurse-PPE-ebola-uc-san-dieg.jpg
California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, which represents 12,000 RNs at the five UC medical center, organized "speak out" events.]]>
<![CDATA["The Martha Stewart of Marijuana"]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:44:39 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/6086cece1b1849ee9e44a75c6187d8ae.jpg
A Beverly Hills mom has started a crowdfunding website, Canna-dabba-do, in hopes to help bring medical marijuana to the masses. Cheryl Shuman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, Shuman was given...]]>
<![CDATA[Race and Breast Cancer Mortality]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:15:32 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/10-27-14_Breast_Cancer.JPG
A new study finds in Los Angeles a black woman with breast cancer is about 70 percent more likely to die from the disease than a white woman, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.]]>
<![CDATA[Living with Diabetes]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:54:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Steve-Edelman-1027.jpg
It's a fact that you or someone you know is living with diabetes. Dr. Steve Edelman visits with NBC 7's Whitney Southwick to talk about how he has been living a happy, health life since his diagnosis four years...]]>
<![CDATA[Sheriff Issues Warning on Pot Candy in Halloween Bags]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:22:55 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Potcandy_1027_6.jpg
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department issued a warning for parents Monday that candies infused with marijuana may end up in their child’s trick-or-treat bag this Halloween.

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<![CDATA[Local Doc Defends NY Ebola Patient's Actions ]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:19:18 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/craig+spencer+bellevue.jpg
A San Diego doctor is defending the actions of Dr. Craig Spencer, the man hospitalized for Ebola in New York City.]]>
<![CDATA[More than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:55:42 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/bell-evans-chicken.jpg
Food may be contaminated with Staphylococcal bacteria, which may cause stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

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<![CDATA[UCSD Named Ebola Treatment Hospital ]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:50:02 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/UC-San-Diego-generic_6.jpg
The UC San Diego Medical Center has been named one of five California hospitals ready to treat Ebola, state officials announced Friday.

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<![CDATA[New Meningococcal Patient Has Same Strain as SDSU Student]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:33:56 -0800 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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