<![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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:33:10 -0800 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:33:10 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[CA Declares E-Cigarettes Public Health Threat]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:01:48 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/454246108.jpg
A new report from the California Department of Public Health is calling e-cigarettes a significant public health concern and encouraging all Californians to avoid using the devices.

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<![CDATA[CSULB Confirms One Case of Measles]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:30:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/measles-vaccine-0123.jpg
A California State University, Long Beach student has been diagnosed with measles, the latest case in an outbreak that has affected dozens in the state, the university confirmed Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Study LinksGood Health and Marriage]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:45:51 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/HENSELHEALTH_1200x675_389406275812.jpg
Today is National Spouse Day; and you may want to thank your partner for improving your health. New research finds that marriage has a connection to wellness. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m....]]>
<![CDATA[Measles Patient May Have Exposed Hundreds to Virus]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:14:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/generic-measles.jpg
Santa Clara County health officials say a person infected with measles might have exposed hundreds of people as he or she visited big box stores and a restaurant during the contagious stage.

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<![CDATA[Confirmed Measles Case at CSU Channel Islands]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:12:36 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Sick-Flu_generic.jpg
Students were warned to immediately get measles vaccines at California State University, Channel Islands, Friday after one student was diagnosed with the preventable virus, according to a campus alert sent...
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<![CDATA[Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:24:32 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_birthmarks0122001_1500x845.jpg
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means new trials and new hope for sufferers.]]>
<![CDATA[Timeline of Disneyland Measles Outbreak]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:28:37 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sarampion-disneyland.jpg
The number of measles cases from a Disneyland outbreak in December continues to increase.]]>
<![CDATA[Measles: What You Need to Know]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:22:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/HENSEL_-_MEASLES_EXPLAINED___548_WEB_1200x675_387473987648.jpg
As the spread of measles continues to grow with many cases linked to Disneyland, we explain what you should and shouldn't worry about. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Disneyland-Linked Measles Spreads]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:55:24 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/KLEMACK_-_DISNEYLAND_MEASLES_-_Web_1200x675_387455043998.jpg
Measles cases linked to Disneyland continue to spread, including to park employees. John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Five Disneyland Employees Contracted Measles]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:05:10 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_gadi_measles_11p_1200x675_387011139711.jpg
Five Disneyland employees contracted measles during outbreak, health officials confirmed. Gadi Schwartz reports for the NBC4 News at 11 o nJan. 20, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Five Disneyland Employees Contracted Measles]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:56:10 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/186*120/01-20-15_Disneyland-Measles.JPG
Five Disneyland workers contracted measles at the Anaheim park, including two employees who had vaccinations, health officials said Tuesday, as the number of confirmed cases in the on-going outbreak rose to 53.

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<![CDATA[Measles Exposure at OC School]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:17:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_measles_vara_90_1200x675_386439747568.jpg
Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington Beach High School for three weeks after a possible exposure to the virus, officials confirmed...]]>
<![CDATA[Sitting Too Often Could Be More Harmful Than You Think]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:40:31 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/01-19-15-Hensel-Sitting.JPG
A new study suggests sitting too long can be even more harmful than previously thought. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 5 on Jan. 19, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[OC Students Asked to Stay Home After Possible Measles Exposure]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:54:30 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_measles_vara_90_1200x675_386439747568.jpg
Some Orange County students have been asked to stay home for a few days after possible measles exposure. Kathy Vara reports for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 on Jan. 19, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Common Measles Questions Answered]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:56:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Measles-vaccine-0116.jpg
As the number of confirmed measles cases grows in Southern California, NBC4’s Dr. Bruce Hensel answers common questions about the disease.]]>
<![CDATA[Suspected Case of Measles Closes Urgent Care in RB]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:04:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Urgent-Care-Closure-0119.jpg
The unidentified patient came into the urgent care on Via Tazon just before 10:30 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Measles Outbreak Spreads Beyond Disney: Officials]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 19:39:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/measles+wednesday.jpg
A total of 51 measles cases have now been reported in the wake of an outbreak linked to Disney theme parks in Anaheim this December, with all but nine cases directly connected to the park, health officials...

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<![CDATA[5 Myths About the Flu Debunked]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:58:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/denver-FLU-460977406.jpg
Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not very effective at battling the predominant strain that's now making people sick.

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<![CDATA[Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:35:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SodaBan.jpg
Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's menus.

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<![CDATA[7 New Measles Cases in SD Tied to Disneyland Outbreak]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:53:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/disneyland_722x406_2203916154.jpg
San Diego County has confirmed the sickness that shut down a La Mesa urgent care Wednesday was indeed measles, tied to an outbreak at the Disneyland resort.
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<![CDATA[Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Weighed]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:26:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/flu+shot+generic.jpg
For some who got this year's flu vaccine, they're not seeing the same protection. The reason is because not all strains were included in the vaccine. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. on

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<![CDATA[Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:22:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_batteryboy0112001_700x394.jpg
After 4 years and 65 surgeries, a boy in Peoria, Arizona, is finally able to talk and breathe on his own after swallowing a button battery.]]>
<![CDATA[Winemakers Worried About FDA Rules For Calorie Counts]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:44:42 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/wine+bottles2.jpg
Winemakers are worried about a new rule from the FDA that would require restaurants to label calorie counts in alcoholic beverages.

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<![CDATA[Dr. Bruce Hensel Health Headlines]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:19:26 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MEDICALROUNDUPHENSEL_1200x675_384526403751.jpg
Everyone binge eats from time to time. But if you do it too often, it can cause serious health problems. Also, a new study finds that an ADHD drug may actually prevent it. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the...]]>
<![CDATA[Measles Cases Linked to Disneyland Climb to 22]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:06:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/HENSELMEASLES11315_1200x675_383979075718.jpg
There are now at least 22 cases of measles linked to a Disneyland visitor in December. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Measles Exposure Warning Issued]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:44:19 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/measles+outbreak+nyc.jpg
A bank, market and casino were among the places where the public may have been exposed to measles in connection with the Disney theme park outbreak, health officials said Monday.

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<![CDATA[Family Still Gets Whooping Cough After Vaccination]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:39:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Whooping+cough+pic+0112-PIC_0.jpg
After vaccinating her two young sons, a Del Mar mother and her sons came down with whooping cough. It’s especially scary for Parker, who’s 6 months old -- an age when whooping cough can be deadly.]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighter's Wife Battles Cancer After Giving Birth]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:35:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Marin-Mejia-0111.jpg
Hundreds gathered in Oceanside Sunday to show their support for a firefighter’s wife who is battling cancer after just giving birth.
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<![CDATA[Doctors Advise Knowing Measles Symptoms]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:38:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/new+measles+photo.jpg
With the measles scare in Disneyland earlier this week, doctors have pointed out that the illness is on the rise all over California and the rest of the U.S., but are also quick to say the increase in cases does...

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<![CDATA[Acetaminophen Not Best Choice for Arthritis: Study]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:21:09 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150105-5pm-4-your-health_1200x675_380377155854.jpg
When knee pain from arthritis becomes too much, many people reach for acetaminophen. However, a new study confirms the drug is not necessarily the best choice. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 5 on...]]>
<![CDATA[Dr. Bruce Hensel Health Headlines]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:57:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/HEALTHHEADLINESHENSEL_1200x675_378815043992.jpg
Dr. Bruce Hensel talks about how to detect tuberculosis and prevent its spread on the NBC4 News at 6 .]]>