<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Health News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.com en-us Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:19:41 -0400 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:19:41 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Chikungunya: What You Need to Know]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:40:24 -0400 Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/181*120/tlmd_virus_mortales_03.jpg
A person caught the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States this month, health officials say — marking the first time mosquitoes in the U.S. are believed to have spread

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<![CDATA[Babies Get Herpes After Ritual: DOH]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:10:56 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/NC_Circumcision0906_722x406_2119014932.jpg
Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes in New York this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the Health Department says. In both cases, the infant boys were born to mothers with...]]>
<![CDATA[Tragedy Inspires Family to Fight for Changes on Cruises]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:14:30 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/before+and+after.jpg
A woman's medical emergency aboard a cruise and her death just weeks later have inspired her daughters to push for stricter 'round-the-clock emergency care on all cruise ships.

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<![CDATA[Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:02:51 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/07-21-2014-peaches-recall.jpg
Wawona Packing Company, based in California's Central Valley, is recalling white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, and plum varieties. The whole fruits were all packed between June 1 and July 12,...

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<![CDATA[Long Lines at Pot Farmers Market]]> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 06:56:49 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/mm+farmers+market+noon.jpg
A large number of people were spending their Fourth of July in line to a unique kind of farmers market in Los Angeles. The featured product: medical marijuana. Some people reported waiting up to...]]>
<![CDATA[LA Pot Dispensary Farmers Market]]> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:09:14 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/medical+marijuana+stock+cannabis.jpg
For some Los Angeles residents, the 4th of July weekend will be a chance to stock up on marijuana. Patients eligible to use medical marijuana will be able to buy the drug directly from growers at a...

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<![CDATA[S. Fla. Hospitals Struggle in New Rankings]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:08:54 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-03.jpg
Starting next year, as part of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals reporting a set level of preventable infections and complications will face penalties. It’s a way to try to cut down on the complications...

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<![CDATA[Whooping Cough Epidemic in Calif.]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:42:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/whooping+cough+vaccine.jpg
The number of whooping cough cases in California has officially reached epidemic proportions, the California Department of Public Health reported. Whooping cough, known to doctors as pertussis, has experienced...

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<![CDATA[The Health Benefits of Drinking Wine Explained]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:48:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/edtAP1011180117961.jpg
After a long day, a glass of wine may help ease some tension. But did you know it could also help your health? One glass of red wine could actually improve your memory.

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<![CDATA[Epileptic Girl Inspiration Behind Medical Pot Bill]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 20:57:51 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP204780883216.jpg
On good days when her epileptic seizures aren't severe, RayAnn Moseley laughs, sings, dances, swims and practices with the children's choir at her church. She easily brings smiles to the people around her.

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<![CDATA[Formerly Conjoined Twins to Go Home]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 06:56:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Ezell+Twins+06.JPG
The formerly-conjoined Ezell twins are sharing an exciting milestone -- they'll soon be headed home for good. Mom Jenni Ezell said Emmett and Owen are going home on Wednesday. The babies were once...

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<![CDATA[NJ Baby Latest to Die in Nap Nanny]]> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 04:54:36 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/edt-AP31966872310.jpg
An 8-month-old baby girl in New Jersey is the latest child to die in the recalled infant recliner known as the Nap Nanny. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the Hopatcong baby was secured into the chair...

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<![CDATA[LA Residents Show No Signs of MERS After Exposure: Officials]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:51:40 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP13061817965.jpg
At least 16 people in Los Angeles County who were exposed to MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, on a flight from Florida showed no signs of having contracted the virus, health officials said...

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<![CDATA[Hospital Workers Test Negative for MERS]]> Tue, 20 May 2014 15:57:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP13061817965.jpg
There was good news Tuesday on the fight to keep MERS from gaining a foothold in the United States. According to Orlando Health, all follow-up tests on workers who were exposed to the MERS virus have come...

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<![CDATA[Zero Link Found Between Vaccines & Autism]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:17:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/measles-vaccination.jpg
A new meta-analysis from the University of Sydney confirmed that there is no link between vaccinations and the development of autism spectrum disorders. The study, the largest of its kind, looked at multiple set...

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<![CDATA[Third U.S. MERS Infection Reported]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 06:56:28 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP13061817965.jpg
An Illinois resident who had contact with an Indiana MERS patient has tested positive for the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Local health officials said the Illinois resident...

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<![CDATA[2 Hospital Workers Test Negative For MERS]]> Wed, 14 May 2014 20:23:07 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP13061817965.jpg
Two employees tested negative for the MERS virus days after coming into contact with a Saudi resident infected with the second confirmed case in the U.S., a spokeswoman for an Orlando hospital said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[MERS Patient Released from Hospital]]> Mon, 12 May 2014 11:56:20 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*122/5-31-MERS.jpg
A patient who was battling the first confirmed U.S. case of a deadly new respiratory illness has been released from the hospital, officials said Friday. “The patient has tested negative for MERS, is no...

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<![CDATA[Synthetic Pot Proving Deadly in ER's Across the Country]]> Wed, 07 May 2014 18:25:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/syntheticmarijuana.jpg
It’s a mysterious, constantly-changing drug that has cops trying to keep up with dealers. And the drug can also be a mystery for ER docs trying to save users' lives.

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<![CDATA[Drownings Puts More Emphasis on Water Safety]]> Fri, 02 May 2014 16:34:04 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/pool+generic.jpg
Besides traffic, the most plentiful thing across South Florida is plenty of water. It’s everywhere from streams to canals and pools. But safety is not always at the forefront of people’s minds when it comes...

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<![CDATA[IKEA Recalls Children's Wall-Mounted Lamps]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:30:40 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/IKEA-recall.jpg
IKEA has expanded a previous recall of its children's wall-mounted lamps to include more than 30 million lamps sold worldwide due to a strangulation hazard.

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<![CDATA[GIrl Recovers From Severe Pneumonia Thanks To ECMO Machine]]> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:19:00 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/victoria+bermudez.jpg
It all started with a fever and a mild cough. But it quickly turned into a lengthy stay at the hospital for six-year-old Victoria Bermudez. Now, after more than two months, Victoria can enjoy her life...

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<![CDATA[Removing Stigma from Lung Cancer]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:24:02 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Molly-Golbon.jpg
Lung cancer is not jut a smoker's disease. NBC Bay Area's Stephanie Chuang profiles a Menlo Park woman who is changing the face of lung cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[3 Die of Meningitis in LA]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:55:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/invasive+meningococcal+disease.jpg
A day after health officials said at least eight cases of the most dangerous form of meningitis hit Los Angeles County since January, three men have died from it, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[8,730 Pounds of Chicken Recalled]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:57:39 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/recalled-chicken.jpg
AdvancePierre Foods is recalling approximately 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misprinting and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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<![CDATA[Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:31:27 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ObamaCarePic.jpg
Monday was the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan on the federal and state Obamacare exchanges. If you procrastinated, or if you're just wondering what happens next, here's what you need to know...

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<![CDATA[Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:46:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/military+troops+generic.jpg
Frightening and threatening sexual harassment in the military may cause its male victims more distress than its female victims, a new study by the American Psychological Association has]]>