<![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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:08:02 -0400 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:08:02 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Removing Stigma from Lung Cancer]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:46:26 -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]]>
<![CDATA[Recall for Parkers Farm Products]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:10:12 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/1148953.jpg
A major recall out of Minnesota is affecting foods sold at Costco, Wal-Mart, Target, Whole Foods and more stores nationwide. Parkers Farm Acquisition has issued a voluntary recall of certain peanut...

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<![CDATA[Girl Inspires Nationwide Support]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 06:56:38 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Hannahs-Law.jpg
A fundraiser is set to take place next month for a Levittown baby girl who captured the hearts of thousands nationwide and even inspired the proposal of a state law. Born on January 15, 2013, Hannah...

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<![CDATA[New Technology Means Better Knee Surgeries]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:12:12 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/181*120/146275121.jpg
New digital mapping technology is allowing doctors to drastically improve the outcome of knee surgeries and improve the fit of new knees on patients' bodies. Knee replacement surgery has become an increasingly...

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<![CDATA[Swimming Advisory for North Shores Beach Lifted]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:07:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/generic+beach+resized.jpg
Health officials have lifted a swimming advisory that was issued for Miami Beach's North Shores Beach after a strain of bacteria known to cause infections was detected in the water.]]>
<![CDATA[Swimming Advisory Issued for North Shores Beach]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:22:39 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/generic+beach+resized.jpg
Health officials are warning people not to swim at North Shores Beach after a strain of bacteria known to cause infections was detected in the water.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Reveals NCAA Picks, Touts "ACA Bracket" GIFs]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:47:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/pres_thumb_basketball.jpg
President Barack Obama picked Michigan State to beat defending champions Louisville in the NCAA men's basketball tournament title game. The nation’s first basketball fan filled out his bracket in his...

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<![CDATA[Costco Recalls Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:00:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/CostcoResized.jpg
Costco has recalled 59,780 cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit from shelves after it determined that the product could be contaminated with Salmonella. Customers who could have purchased the...

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<![CDATA[E-Cigs "Gateway" to Real Smoking: Study]]> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:56:43 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ecigarette+woman+smoking.jpg
Teenagers using e-cigarettes are more likely to try smoking real cigarettes and are less likely to quit than kids who did not use the battery-powered devices, a new study found.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Obama, Biden Work Out Together]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:00:10 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/obamarun.jpg
Who needs sneakers or a gym to get a little exercise? President Barack Obama or Vice President Joe Biden showed in a playful workout video that even the leaders of the free world can get a little exercise — even...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Let's Move/YouTube]]>
<![CDATA[U.S. Doctors Compete to Go to Sochi]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:32:10 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/sochiteamdoctors.jpg
The Olympics are all about the athletes, but there is an immense support staff as well, including hundreds of specially trained doctors. Jonathan Finnoff, Director of Sports Medicine at Barton Healthcare in Lake...]]>
<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Hazards of Hot Yoga]]> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:27:41 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/hot+yoga.jpg
Is exercising in extreme heat and humidity healthful? Consumer Reports medical experts have a caution.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Run Over and Dumped Behind Garbage]]> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 16:44:27 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/crash+victim.jpg
Craig Camlin was run over and tossed behind a garbage bin until lawn workers found him]]>
<![CDATA[SoFla Man Blames Liver Disease on Weight Loss Product]]> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 01:56:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Oxy-Elite-Pro.jpg
A South Florida man who was out to shed some pounds is now fighting liver disease – and he blames it on a weight loss product.

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Beautiful Shoes, Painful Feet]]> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:11:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000011192968_1200x675_132845635634.jpg
More than half of us suffer from foot problems and often those problems are directly related to our shoes. That according to a study from the Institute for Preventive Foot Health.]]>
<![CDATA[Pet Poisons: What to Watch Out For]]> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:50:41 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/189*120/Dog5.jpg
The ASPCA compiled a list of the top pet poisons. All pet owners should be aware of hazards in their homes.

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<![CDATA[CrossFit Trainer Severs Spine During SoCal Weightlifting Competition]]> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:45:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/01-kevin.jpg
A 28-year old CrossFit trainer severed his spine as he tried to lift more than 200 pounds during a weightlifting competition in Southern California. Colorado native Kevin Ogar is recovering in Western...

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Ogar family]]>