<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Health News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:53:33 -0400 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:53:33 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Be Healthy: Spider Veins]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:25:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/spider+veins+jpg.jpg
We take a look at a problem many women deal with , spider veins.

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<![CDATA[Removing Stigma from Lung Cancer]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:46:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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.nbcconnecticut.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.nbcconnecticut.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.nbcconnecticut.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.nbcconnecticut.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.nbcconnecticut.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.nbcconnecticut.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.nbcconnecticut.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[Obama Reveals NCAA Picks, Touts "ACA Bracket" GIFs]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:47:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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.nbcconnecticut.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.nbcconnecticut.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.nbcconnecticut.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...

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<![CDATA[21-Year-Old Chooses Double Mastectomy]]> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:40:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jaelene_ruey_brca_1200x675_169992771724.jpg
21-year-old Jaelene Ruey, of Burlington, has decided to undergo a double mastectomy after learning she carries the BRCA gene and is at high risk for developing breast cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[Be Healthy: Cardiac Fix]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:11:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/bhcardiacfix.jpg
3-D imaging is helping doctors during complicated heart procedures]]>
<![CDATA[U.S. Doctors Compete to Go to Sochi]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:32:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Vaccine Exemptions on The Rise in Connecticut Classrooms]]> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:32:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/classroom5.jpg
Parents of some Connecticut children are growing more and more concerned with students who go unvaccinated due to state exemptions to vaccinations requirements.]]>
<![CDATA[Exemptions Fuel Debate Over Vaccinations]]> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 12:49:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vaccine+needle+hand.jpg
The vast majority of Americans follow the government-recommended schedule of shots aimed at protecting children from polio, meningitis, measles, whooping cough and other diseases that have been eradicated...

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<![CDATA[Flu Numbers In CT Better This Year Than Last]]> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:19:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/CTFLUNUMBERS013114.jpg
Dr. Jack Ross from Hartford Hospital explains some of the differences between this years flu virus and last years numbers.]]>
<![CDATA[Manage Your Prescriptions Better]]> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:23:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bhpharmacy03032032.jpg
Pharmacists can now manage your prescriptions so you can pick them all up on one trip]]>
<![CDATA[Pet Poisons: What to Watch Out For]]> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:50:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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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