<![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 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:20:48 -0800 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:20:48 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Tougher Rules on "Alcopops" in Contra Costa]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:27:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/four-loko.jpg
Mixing alcohol with sugar is going to be a headache for some store owners, who are now under stricter rules for how they can advertise and display so-called "alcopops" like Four Loko.

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<![CDATA[Palo Alto Considering Tighter Smoking Restrictions]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 23:59:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/manchester+no+smoking+edit.jpg
Lighting up could soon become more challenging in Palo Alto, as the city gets ready to consider even tighter smoking restrictions.

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<![CDATA[Mobile App Helps Diagnose Ear Infections]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:01:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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[Flu Shot Less Effective Due to Virus Mutation: CDC]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:51:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Flu+Shot+immunization.jpg
Your flu shot may not be as effective as it should be this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Michelle Roberts reports.

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<![CDATA[News Special: Living with Lung Cancer]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:33:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/molly4+-+Copy.jpg
One year ago, Molly Golbon was diagnosed with lung cancer. The 40-year old married mother of two allowed NBC Bay Area to follow her to her scans, doctor appointments, and personal family moments as a way...

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<![CDATA[Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:16:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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[3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:31:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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[Ebola Free: Stanford Doctor Ends Self-Imposed Quarantine]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:43:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/1114-2014-ColinBucks.jpg
A Stanford doctor is back treating patients after spending 21 days in quarantine.

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<![CDATA[Woman Reunites With Rescue Crews Who Helped Saved Her Life]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:49:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1111-2014-Survivor.jpg
A young woman who literally died and was brought back to life recently reunited with the rescue crews who helped save her life. Robert Handa reports.

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<![CDATA[Doctor Hosts Egg-Freezing Parties in Bay Area]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:46:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1111-2014-eggfreeze-party.jpg
A Bay Area doctor is giving women the option of having a family without sacrificing their careers.

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<![CDATA[Tips on How to Avoid, Spread the Flu]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 21:25:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/flu_generic.jpg
It is a virus that will likely kill thousands of Americans over the next few months and has killed as many as 49,000 in one season. We are talking about the flu. November is National Flu Awareness Month,...

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<![CDATA[Record Number of Booster Seats Are "Best Bets": IIHS]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:44:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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[Study: Too Frequent Baths Could Be Bad for Babies' Skin]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 04:08:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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[Nurses Plan Strike Over Ebola Protections]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:53:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1030-2014-EbolaStrike.jpg
National Nurses United, fed up with what they call a lack of Ebola protections at hospitals across the country, plan to hold a day of action on Nov. 12.

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<![CDATA[Doctor Who Returned From Africa Has "Not Hugged Anybody"]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:32:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Colin-Bucks.jpg
A Stanford doctor who recently treated Ebola patients in West Africa has placed himself in quarantine inside his Redwood City home.

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<![CDATA[Nurse Steps Out, Slams Quarantine]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:01:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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["The Martha Stewart of Marijuana"]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:44:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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[More than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:55:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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[Ebola Quarantine Rules in Effect in New York, New Jersey]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_paciente_con_ebola_spencer_st.jpg
Strict new quarantine rules are in effect in New York and New Jersey after another health-care worker who just returned from West Africa was placed in isolation over Ebola concerns. She is under quarantine while

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<![CDATA[Valley Medical Center Shows Off Ebola Preps]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:35:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ebola-handa.jpg
The South Bay's busiest hospital says it is fully ready to deal with an Ebola outbreak. Robert Handa reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Soda Tax Ads to Air During World Series, Thanks to Bloomberg]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:50:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*140/tlmd_10_michael_bloomberg_ap.jpg
Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City who tried -- but failed -- to ban big sodas while running America's biggest city, is spending $200,000 to try to tax soda in Berkeley.

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<![CDATA["Miracle Oil" Cures Girl's Seizures]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:03:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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 seizures.

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<![CDATA[Animal in Water Main May Have Contaminated San Jose Water]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:57:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/new-boil-map.jpg
Hundreds of homes in northeast San Jose remain under a boil water notice after water in the area tested positive for E. coli.]]>
<![CDATA[SJ Residents Told to Boil Water After Tests Confirm E. Coli]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:54:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/new-boil-map.jpg
Residents at an East San Jose neighborhood are being told to boil any water they use for drinking or cooking after water in the area tested positive for E. coli.]]>
<![CDATA[California Opens Ebola Hotline]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:03:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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[UCSF Study: Drinking Soda Makes You Age Faster]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:29:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/204*120/71194600.jpg
Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks equals shorter life, UCSF researchers say.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Scare Prompts SJ School District to Take Precautions]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:25:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P-EBOLA-LOCAL-LATEST-PKG---00004421.jpg
Schools in the South Bay are stepping up infection control efforts just in case a student is diagnosed with the Ebola virus.]]>
<![CDATA[Nurses Claim Kaiser Unprepared for Ebola Outbreak]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:21:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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[Ebola Scare Sparks High Demand for Medical Supplies]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:34:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000008595959_1200x675_343267907509.jpg
People are flocking to medical supply stores for anything and everything to protect them from Ebola. Terry McSweeney reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Budget Cuts Delay Ebola Vaccine?]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 04:44:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP968232748518.jpg
The Ebola scare is quickly beomcing a political issue. At least one government official is claiming that if it weren't for Republican budget cuts, we'd likely have an Ebola vaccine by now.

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<![CDATA[Ebola: Bay Area Nurses Say They Feel Unprepared]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:00:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P-EBOLA-NURSES-VO---00001119.jpg
The nation's nurses are banding together to demand that hospitals take steps to protect them from Ebola. Jodi Hernandez reports from Oakland.]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area Airports Working with CDC to Prevent Spread of Ebola]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:14:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vinson-41.jpg
Airplane passengers are voicing concerns about flying after a Dallas nurse was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus after traveling on a commercial flight from Cleveland to Dallas.

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<![CDATA[Nurse Union Concerned Hospitals Are Not Ready for Ebola]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:56:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Responders+Prepare+for+Ebola+Threat.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Cheryl Hurd examines the strong allegations that there was a lack of training for nurses when treating Ebola patient Thomas Duncan. Cheryl Hurd reports.

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<![CDATA[Facebook, Apple Pay for Women to Freeze Eggs]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:34:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/egg+freezing.JPG
Tech giants and Apple and Facebook appear to have become the first major employers to pay for workers to freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons. Ian Cull reports.

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<![CDATA[Nurses Participate in Drills to Prepare for Ebola]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:58:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Ebola-training-san-diego-10.jpg
East Bay health care providers spent Tuesday talking with the Centers for Disease Control asking questions about Ebola. Jodi Hernandez reports.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Kids Join Michelle Obama at White House Garden]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:27:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/165538819.jpg
Elementary school students are joining First Lady Michelle Obama for the fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden on Tuesday afternoon.

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