<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Health News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Fri, 22 May 2015 13:42:25 -0700 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:42:25 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 13:02:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/178541982_Dementia-ALzheimers-Generic.jpg
Alzheimer's can be difficult to understand for those who do not suffer from the disease. A senior living center in Kentucky is helping caretakers of those diagnosed with the condition better understand it with a...

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 14:39:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MichelleObamaPunching.jpg
Five years after launching her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama released a short video on Twitter with five tips for healthier living.]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Packs a Punch]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 13:48:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MichelleObamaPunching.jpg
First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of herself working out on Tuesday to help promote her #GimmeFive fitness campaign. In the thirty second clip, Obama jumps rope, kick-boxes and bench presses 35-pound...]]>
<![CDATA[Whooping Cough Warning Signs]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 18:15:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/WHOOPING-COUGH-VACCINE.jpg
While many think of babies when they think of whooping cough, adults and teens can still contact it even if they're vaccinated.]]>
<![CDATA[What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 08:07:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/NC_sunsafety0504001.jpg
Summer is coming! To get ready for more time in the sun, dermatologists offer advice on skin cancer prevention.]]>
<![CDATA[Ice Cream Company Recalls All Treats, Closes Shops ]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:21:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is putting sales of its frozen treats on ice across the country due to a possible listeria contamination. The Ohio-based company announced the voluntary recall on its website...

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Market Recalls Macadamia Nuts]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:39:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/537738815%281%29.jpg
Whole Foods Market is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was sold in stores in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas...

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<![CDATA[Deadly Tick-Borne Virus in Conn.]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:03:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-tick-01.jpg
A rare but potentially deadly virus has made its way to Connecticut and could soon be transferred from ticks to humans, according to state officials.

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<![CDATA[Blue Bell Expands Recall]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:33:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Blue+Bell+Ice+Cream+facility.jpg
Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall to include banana pudding-flavored ice cream made at the company's Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, facility after the product tested positive for listeria monocytogenes...

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<![CDATA[Jenny Craig Named One of Best Longterm Diets: Study]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:29:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/weight-scale-generic.jpg
Carlsbad-based Jenny Craig is one of the top weight loss programs for dieters to shed fat and keep it off, according to a new study.

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<![CDATA[Mother Warns of Brain-Eating Amoeba]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:21:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Koral-Reef-knsd.jpg
Koral Reef was only 20 years old when she developed a rare, brain-eating amoeba that eventually claimed her life. Reef had married her high school sweetheart before she passed away. Reef's mother, Cybil Meister,

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<![CDATA["The Baby's Coming Now!" Boy Born in LA Courthouse]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:16:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/196*120/4-2-15-baby+born+downtown+la+courthouse.JPG
A woman who stopped inside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse to pay a bill left with a little bit more than a receipt: a newborn baby boy.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Heat-Sensitive Socks for Diabetics]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:50:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DiabetesSocks2.jpg
Remember mood rings? Researchers have developed heat-sensitive socks that change color to monitor circulation in people with diabetes.]]>
<![CDATA[Tips for Coping With Spring's "Intense" Allergy Season]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:04:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/allergy-season-168997935.jpg
While many are looking forward to milder spring temps following a winter that saw record cold and snow, some experts warn the seasonal shift could bring bad news for allergy sufferers.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:51:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/smoking-stock-generic-73160938.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is introducing a new installment of its anti-smoking campaign to help smokers stop lighting up.

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<![CDATA[Is Angelina Jolie's Choice Right for Other Women?]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:32:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/OVARY_EXPLAINER-_HENSEL_web_1200x675_417735235844.jpg
Angelina Jolie's decision to share her experience of having her ovaries removed to lower her cancer tisk has sparked a conversation about if it's right for all women. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4...]]>
<![CDATA[What to Know About Breast and Ovarian Cancer]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:39:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Hensel_Noon_Jolie_Web_1200x675_417603139845.jpg
After Angelina Jolie's announcement of surgery to remove her ovaries, Dr. Bruce explains the facts on ovarian cancer and breast cancer on the NBC4 News at Noon on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Vaccine Opt-Out Rates at California Schools]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:15:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/vaccine-OTSstock.jpg
Nine out of 10 kindergarteners in California had all their required vaccinations in the 2014-15 school year, according to a statewide survey. The database below tracks the number and percentage of...

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<![CDATA[Benefits of Healthy School Lunches Reinforced]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:13:36 -0700
A new study reinforces the danger of second-hand smoke and another shows the benefits of healthy school lunches. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on March 23, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA["It's Very Cool": 3-D "Super-Hand" for Pint-Sized Boy]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:21:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/170*120/3-19-15-3d+printer+boy+hand.JPG
A pint-sized boy who was born with a tiny hand and a few fingers now has a life-changing thing he calls "very cool": a "super-hand" made with a 3-D printer.

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<![CDATA[Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:56:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/medicine-cabinet.jpg
Poison centers across the country get more than 1,100 calls everyday that relate to children poisoned by medicine, a new report said.]]>