<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Health News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/health http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usTue, 26 Sep 2017 02:28:49 -0700Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:28:49 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Protesters Removed From Senate Health Care Bill Hearing]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:10:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/US-Health-Care-2-CR-150637884759400002.jpg
Protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty!" were forcibly removed from the Senate Finance Committee room Monday as lawmakers attempted to convene a hearing into the Republican Graham...]]>
<![CDATA[Coffee Sold in California Could Come With Cancer Label]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:19:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/coffeetasting.jpg
A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers to post ominous warnings about a cancer-causing chemical stewing in every brew and has been presenting evidence in a Los Angeles courtroom...

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<![CDATA[A Guide to the Best Free Online Workouts]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:57:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/yoga-GettyImages-73695539.jpg
No more excuses for not getting your fitness on. The Associated Press rounded up its favorite free online workouts that you can do in your living room, at the office, in a park or on vacation.

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<![CDATA[CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7-Day Supply]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:27:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cvsgeneric_1200x675.jpg
CVS Pharmacy will limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for certain conditions, becoming the first national retail chain to restrict how many pain pills doctors can give patients, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Why Do College Kids Think Backpacks Can Save a Drunk Friend?]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:37:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/drunk_pack_stock_image.jpg
In the final hours of his life, Tim Piazza lay on a couch in a Penn State frat house barely conscious and occasionally vomiting from alcohol poisoning and serious internal injuries.Twice on a night of...

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<![CDATA[Photos: What to Keep in Your Disaster Emergency Kit]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:24:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Earthquake+Kit+19.jpg
The American Red Cross provided NBC Los Angeles with a list of things that every household should keep in a backpack in the event of a natural disaster.Whether it's an earthquake, flood or wildfire, these items...

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<![CDATA['Scam': Kimmel Slams 'Kimmel Test' Senator's Bill]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:02:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Kimmel-Cassidy.jpg
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel sounded off on Tuesday to blast Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy for his part in crafting the latest GOP health care proposal that, Kimmel said, goes against the promises the senator had...

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<![CDATA[LA Has a Hepatitis A Outbreak]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:19:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/la+hepatitis.jpg
Health officials said Tuesday that Los Angeles County has a hepatitis A outbreak based on two "community-acquired" cases that cannot be traced back to San Diego County or Santa Cruz.

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<![CDATA[San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak Likely to Last 6 Months]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:02:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/San-Diego-skyline-020916.jpg
One of the worst Hepatitis A outbreaks in San Diego County history is likely to continue for up to six months and lead to more victims, health experts said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[LA Officials Fear Outbreak as Hepatitis Cases Pop Up Locally]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:04:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/la+hepatitis.jpg
Health officials are worried that a huge hepatitis outbreak plaguing San Diego could spread to Los Angeles County.

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<![CDATA[Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More]]> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:22:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-55656729.jpg
Puppies carrying a common germ have infected 39 people and put nine of them into the hospital, federal health officials told NBC News.The cases are all linked to puppies sold in seven states by the pet...

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<![CDATA[California Assembly Votes to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:43:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/184*120/GettyImages-25762871.jpg
California lawmakers have voted to reduce the penalty for intentionally exposing someone to HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor.

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<![CDATA[Medical Exemptions Up for California Vaccinations]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:37:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-458535168-flushotnew.jpg
More parents sought medical exemptions for immunizations for incoming kindergartners in the year since California eliminated the personal-belief exemption -- but overall, fewer people are opting out, according...

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<![CDATA[Smoke and Fire From Above: Wildfire Images From Space]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:00:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/09-14-2017-smoke-wildfires-centralafrica.a2017253.1200.3km.jpg
NASA is tracking wildfires globally, offering a view from high above Earth that reveals the scope and size of major fires, some of which produce smoke plumes that stretch for miles.

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<![CDATA[FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers]]> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:32:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/drvisit_1200x675.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration is recalling 465,000 pacemakers to be uploaded with new secure software after discovering cyber-security vulnerabilities in its system which would essentially allow a hacker...

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<![CDATA[California Could Allow for Legal Drug Injection Sites]]> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:59:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-517238888.jpg
In a few weeks' time, California may become the first state to legalize injection sites for IV and other drug users.

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<![CDATA[Opposition Rises Against Bill to Allow Later Last Call Times]]> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:49:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-489093891.jpg
Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz spoke out Thursday against a state bill that would allow some bars and nightclubs to stay open until 4 a.m. and said it would lead to more deaths from drunk driving.

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<![CDATA[CDC Urged to Address Congenital Syphilis More Aggressively]]> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 13:22:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-184607733.jpg
The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation on Friday called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to move more aggressively against the growing crisis of congenital syphilis — mother to...

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<![CDATA[Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs]]> Fri, 25 Aug 2017 03:24:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-3155076.jpg
The U.S. has experienced a drastic drop in teen pregnancies, which many hail as proof of the effectiveness of an Obama-era federal grant program, NBC News reported.Started in 2010, the Teen Pregnancy...

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<![CDATA[California Advances Universal Health Care Talks]]> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:04:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/184*120/GettyImages-25762871.jpg
California lawmakers will hold hearings on universal health care during the Legislature's year-end recess.

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<![CDATA[Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines]]> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:30:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_drugtests0823_1500x845.jpg
Parents, worried about drug abuse and the country's rising opioid epidemic, are adding drug tests to their child's back-to-school routines this fall in places like Cincinnati, Ohio.]]>
<![CDATA[Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:36:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CHICKENS6.jpg
Recent salmonella outbreaks may be linked to backyard poultry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In an outbreak advisory released Monday, the CDC said there have been 961 cases in...

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<![CDATA[Cal State LA Receives $16.6M Dental Health Promotion Grant]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:31:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/89c83908557d4f359aa79f2ffa3b4332.jpg
Cal State Los Angeles was awarded a $16.6 million grant Tuesday from the California Department of Health Care Services to promote dental health among low-income children and young adults.]]>
<![CDATA[Target Unveils Sensory-Friendly Clothes for Kids]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:55:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_17195684848248_opt.jpg
Target's children's brand Cat & Jack has expanded to include sensory-friendly pieces for kids with sensory processing sensitivities, the company recently announced.

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<![CDATA[Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:20:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-835902046.jpg
Experts have long warned that watching a solar eclipse without proper eyewear can lead to potential damage in your eyes. But what might that damage look like? Dr. Linda Chous, chief eye care officer...

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<![CDATA[After Health Care Denial, Gay Couple Suing Mortgage Company]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:45:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/marriage+equality.JPG
A lesbian couple from the San Gabriel Valley filed a federal discrimination complaint Thursday against the wife's former employer and its health insurer for allegedly refusing to provide spousal health insurance...

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<![CDATA[New Noninvasive Eye Scan Could Detect Signs of Alzheimer's]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:58:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/eyes-retina-GettyImages-53351438.jpg
A newly developed noninvasive eye scan could detect the key signs of Alzheimer's disease years before patients experience symptoms, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center researchers announced Thursday.

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