<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Health News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/health http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.comen-usThu, 27 Jul 2017 14:49:20 -0400Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:49:20 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Plunging Sperm Counts Called a 'Major Public Health' Crisis]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:27:03 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-674416385-sperm.jpg
A recent meta-analysis found a 40-year decline in sperm count in a large sample of men across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, NBC News reported.Researchers from the Hebrew University...

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<![CDATA[Chipotle's Norovirus Outbreak the Result of Lax Sick-Policy]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:00:49 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/cms872.jpg
Chipotle Mexican Grill's recent norovirus outbreak in Virginia was the result of lax sick policy enforcement by store managers, the company confirmed on Tuesday.The company said in their earnings conference...

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<![CDATA[6 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:45:39 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-639191848.jpg
Cute puppies and furry cats make great additions to the family, and they can even help boost their owners' health. Studies show that animals can help people make healthy choices and lead positive lifestyles.

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<![CDATA[Medicaid is a Matter of Life or Death for a 2-Year-Old in Pennsylvania]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:46:38 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Claire+Concilio.jpg
The health care debate played out inside the home of a Pennsylvania family with a child suffering from a a rare neuromuscular disorder as Senate Republicans continued to weigh which version of their bill will be...

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<![CDATA[Twins Born Conjoined at the Heart]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:55:49 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Joined_at_the_heart-150093339088500001.jpg
Twin baby girls Paisleigh and Paislyn Martinez were born conjoined at the chest, with their hearts fused together. Doctors from University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital used groundbreaking technology...]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Coffee Recalled for Viagra-Like Ingredient]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:56:15 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/BESTHERBS-COFFEE-RECALL.JPG
Coffee from a North Texas company was recently recalled for containing an ingredient similar to the drug in Viagra, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.Bestherbs Coffee LLC, in Grand Prairie...

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<![CDATA[What Competing in the Tour de France Can Do to Your Legs ]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:42:34 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/pawGettyImages-805284696.jpg
Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski gave his Instagram followers a glimpse into the toll that riding 1,758 miles can take on one’s body.On Tuesday, after riding in the 16th stage of the Tour de France, Poljanski...

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<![CDATA[This Is How the GOP Plan Would Change Health Care Coverage]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:57:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-813943998.jpg
Senate Republican leaders released a new version of their health care bill on Thursday and they hope to vote on it as soon as next week. The Senate bill would weaken protections for people with pre-existing...

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<![CDATA[Keep Your Cool This Summer: Safety Tips for the Heat]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:32:18 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_17186795988820.jpg
With temperatures in some parts of the country soaring as high as 120 degrees this summer, combatting the heat is no easy task. Last year 94 people suffered from heat related deaths more than double the...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Doctor Arrested While Feds Search for Other in Major Health Fraud Scheme]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:39:48 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Family+Health+Urgent+Care+Doctor+Rhamil+Mansourov.JPG
One Connecticut doctor has been arrested and federal officials are searching for another in connection with an investigation that authorities are calling the largest health care fraud enforcement action by...

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<![CDATA[Dayton Hospital Calls on Volunteers to Cuddle Opioid Babies]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:38:43 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/NC_cuddleprogram0710_1500x845.jpg
As the opioid epidemic grips Ohio, one Dayton hospital is making sure their youngest victims are in good hands. Each year, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Miami Valley Hospital see an average of 90...]]>
<![CDATA[Actor’s Death Spotlights Risk in Detoxing Alone]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:37:03 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_100608010193.jpg
Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO series "True Blood," died suddenly this week at the age of 39. The actor struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for many years,...

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<![CDATA[Coffee Drinkers Seem to Live Longer, According to Researchers]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:52:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Coffee+Generic.PNG
Go ahead and order that second cup.Studies have found that people who frequently enjoy a cup of joe could live longer lives, according to researchers at the University of Southern California."We cannot...]]>
<![CDATA[Insurer Profits Up With Obamacare: Report ]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:20:14 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-657458982-healthcare.jpg
Insurer profits are up this year in Obamacare’s individual exchanges, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.As NBC News reported, the analysis found insurance companies...

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<![CDATA[WHO: This STI Is 'Sometimes Impossible' To Treat]]> Sat, 08 Jul 2017 14:58:46 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/170*120/gonorrea-5.jpg
Gonorrhea infections are becoming harder and harder to treat, according to new data published by the World Health Organization.

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