<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Health News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:31:50 -0700 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:31:50 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[San Jose Man Dies from Legionnaires' Disease]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:39:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0415-NancyWhitney.jpg
What was supposed to be a vacation to consider Palm Springs as a retirement location turned into a nightmare for one San Jose couple.

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<![CDATA[Stanford Doctor Helps Man with Reconstructive Surgery]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:01:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/0410-stanford.jpg
A Mississippi man was able to reunite with a Stanford doctor who helped him have a child of his own after reconstructive surgery.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Ageism Stifles Medical Innovation]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:06:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stethoscope+generic+edit.jpg
The rampant ageism that's seized Silicon Valley and frozen opportunity for engineers and workers over 35 has also stifled tech's interest in funding medical research companies.

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<![CDATA[Woman Helping to Change the Stigma of Lung Cancer]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:46:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Molly-Golbon.jpg
Lung cancer is not jut a smoker's disease. NBC Bay Area's Stephanie Chuang profiles a Menlo Park woman who is changing the face of lung cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[Spring Heat Bad News for Allergy Sufferers]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:51:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-07-2014-allergies-allergy-generic.jpg
Summer-like temperatures across the Bay Area are creating some problems for allergy sufferers.]]>
<![CDATA[3 Die of Meningitis in LA]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 03:55:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/invasive+meningococcal+disease.jpg
A day after health officials said at least eight cases of the most dangerous form of meningitis hit Los Angeles County since January, three men have died from it, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Is Nation's Second-Densest City]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:49:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-1-2013-san-francisco-traffic.jpg
Better health, cheaper mobility and even a better shot at making moeny are the benefits of living in a densely-populated city like San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[Popular Kids Get Bullied Too: Study]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:58:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/90288628A.jpg
In fact, the effects of bullying may be even more traumatic on popular students than their less-connected classmates.

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<![CDATA[8,730 Pounds of Chicken Recalled]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 03:57:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/recalled-chicken.jpg
AdvancePierre Foods is recalling approximately 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misprinting and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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<![CDATA[Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:31:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ObamaCarePic.jpg
Monday was the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan on the federal and state Obamacare exchanges. If you procrastinated, or if you're just wondering what happens next, here's what you need to know...

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<![CDATA[Covered California Confirms Monday Enrollment Deadline]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:46:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Covered-California-website.jpg
Covered California has confirmed the Monday deadline for Californians who have not signed up for health care coverage.]]>
<![CDATA[SF General Adds Security Features After Patient Death]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:16:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*123/findlynne.jpg
SF General revamps security after missing patient Lynne Spalding was found dead in a hospital stairwell.]]>
<![CDATA[Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:46:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/military+troops+generic.jpg
Frightening and threatening sexual harassment in the military may cause its male victims more distress than its female victims, a new study by the American Psychological Association has]]>
<![CDATA[Marin County: Very Healthy, But Unequal]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:54:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-18-2013-golden-gate-bridge-fog.jpg
Marin is California's healthiest county. However, there is "wide disparity" in the strong and able area.

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<![CDATA[Calif. Scientists Track Deadly Food Contaminations]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:30:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/salmo.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Diane Dwyer goes inside labs to see how inspectors track down potentially deadly tainted food outbreaks.]]>
<![CDATA[Officials: No Fukushima Radiation at Calif. Beaches]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:44:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/Fukushima.jpg
The hoopla over YouTube video purporting to show a Half Moon Bay beach awash in radiation -- linked, of course, to the meltdown of a nuclear reactor in Japan -- has been much ado about nothing.

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<![CDATA[Calif. Polio-Like Virus Still a Mystery]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:53:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/107429828.jpg
Doctors are trying to learn more about a mysterious "polio-like" illness that sickened a new victim in Southern California.

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<![CDATA[Glide Church Offers Free Covered CA Enrollment Help]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:26:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/glide-covered-ca-enrollment-help.jpg.jpg
Covered California partnered with churches and libraries across the state, offering free, in-person assistance ahead of the March 31 health-care enrollment deadline.]]>
<![CDATA[California Hospital Strike Averted By Contract Deal]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:43:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ucsf.jpg
A planned strike by thousands of University of California hospital workers was averted after contract talks yielded a deal, officials said Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Recall for Parkers Farm Products]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:10:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1148953.jpg
A major recall out of Minnesota is affecting foods sold at Costco, Wal-Mart, Target, Whole Foods and more stores nationwide. Parkers Farm Acquisition has issued a voluntary recall of certain peanut...

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<![CDATA[Girl Inspires Nationwide Support]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 03:56:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Hannahs-Law.jpg
A fundraiser is set to take place next month for a Levittown baby girl who captured the hearts of thousands nationwide and even inspired the proposal of a state law. Born on January 15, 2013, Hannah...

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<![CDATA[Obama Reveals NCAA Picks, Touts "ACA Bracket" GIFs]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:47:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pres_thumb_basketball.jpg
President Barack Obama picked Michigan State to beat defending champions Louisville in the NCAA men's basketball tournament title game. The nation’s first basketball fan filled out his bracket in his...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Docs Donate Prosthetic Arms to Woman]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:59:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/03-18-2014-prosthetic.jpg
An Egyptian woman in a horrible accident is now able to do simple things again, like play with her daughter and open doors, thanks to the generosity of Bay Area doctors.

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<![CDATA[Costco Recalls Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:00:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CostcoResized.jpg
Costco has recalled 59,780 cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit from shelves after it determined that the product could be contaminated with Salmonella. Customers who could have purchased the...

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<![CDATA[Fast Food Workers Tell Us What We Should Never Order at Their Restaurant]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:26:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/burger9.jpg
When a Redditor posted the following question on Reddit, it brought about a deluge of responses, surprising even the person who posted it: “Fast food workers of Reddit, what should we NOT order at...

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<![CDATA[Berkeley May Make Famous Co-Op Drug Free]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:09:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/cal15.jpg
UC Berkeley paid almost a million dollars to the family of a student who overdosed at the Cloyne Court cooperative. The school may try to make sure that never happens again.

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<![CDATA[New Technology Means Better Knee Surgeries]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:12:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/146275121.jpg
New digital mapping technology is allowing doctors to drastically improve the outcome of knee surgeries and improve the fit of new knees on patients' bodies. Knee replacement surgery has become an increasingly...

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<![CDATA[15% in Covered CA Haven't Made 1st Payment: Report]]> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:47:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Covered-California-health-exchange.jpg
Another problem may be shaping up for the Golden State's answer to the federal health care law.

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<![CDATA[E-Cigs "Gateway" to Real Smoking: Study]]> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:56:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ecigarette+woman+smoking.jpg
Teenagers using e-cigarettes are more likely to try smoking real cigarettes and are less likely to quit than kids who did not use the battery-powered devices, a new study found.

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<![CDATA[Jawbone App Tracks Caffeine Intake]]> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:05:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/jawbone1.jpg
A new app from Jawbone tracks your caffeine.

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