<![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 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:06:37 -0400 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:06:37 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Nurse Steps Out, Slams Quarantine]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:01:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kaci-Hickox.jpg
Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned from treating Ebola victims in West Africa and has challenged the legality of a quarantine, spoke outside of her Maine home after health officials announced they...]]>
<![CDATA["The Martha Stewart of Marijuana"]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:44:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/6086cece1b1849ee9e44a75c6187d8ae.jpg
A Beverly Hills mom has started a crowdfunding website, Canna-dabba-do, in hopes to help bring medical marijuana to the masses. Cheryl Shuman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, Shuman was given...]]>
<![CDATA[More than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:55:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bell-evans-chicken.jpg
Food may be contaminated with Staphylococcal bacteria, which may cause stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

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<![CDATA["Miracle Oil" Cures Girl's Seizures]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:03:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Glut+1+medicinal+oil.jpg
A North Texas family is touting a "miracle oil" and praising researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for healing their little girl, who was having chronic

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<![CDATA[Mass. Patient Has Possible Ebola Symptoms]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:27:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Beth+Israel+Deaconess+Medical+Center+Ebola.jpg
Officials at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say it is extremely unlikely that the patient has Ebola, but he remains in isolation in Boston after being transported from Braintree, Massachusetts.]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola in America]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:54:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/456608446.jpg
The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States sparked immediate concerns about who may have been exposed and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't, spread.

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<![CDATA[Enterovirus-D68 Outbreak]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:13:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/x-ray-ENTEROVIRUS-VO---00002324.jpg
A deadly outbreak of an uncommon virus, enterovirus-D68, has made children across the country ill and has left some hospitalized.

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<![CDATA[Journalist With Ebola Optimistic]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:01:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ashoka+Mukpo+Raw.jpg
The mother of NBC News freelance photojournalist Ashoka Mukpo says that her son and his doctors are optimistic about his chances of recovering from the deadly virus. In a phone interview with New England Cable...]]>
<![CDATA[W. Africa Travelers Warned on Ebola]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:05:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP645337997349.jpg
All people traveling to the United States from countries with Ebola are being warned as of Wednesday about the potentially deadly virus' symptoms, and how it is spread. The

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<![CDATA[CDC Confirms 1st U.S. Ebola Case]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:03:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ebola-dallas.jpg
The first case of the Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States has been confirmed in Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday. A spokesperson for Texas Health...

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<![CDATA[Dallas Ambulance Crew Who Brought Ebola Patient to Hospital Is Quarantined]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:03:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dallas-Fire-Rescue-Vehicle.jpg
The Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance crew who transported the man infected with Ebola to the hospital has been quarantined, according to the City of Dallas. The number of people in the DFR crew...

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<![CDATA[How Is Ebola Spread?]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:37:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/456202288.jpg
The latest case of a positive Ebola test in the United States sparked immediate concerns about who may have been exposed and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and...

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<![CDATA[Boy Losing His Sight Travels to See Northern Lights]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:26:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_northernlightsboy0930_1500x845.jpg
Young boy travels to Alaska to view Northern Lights and nature before he goes blind. Blake Essig reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Enterovirus Confirmed in N. Texas ]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 01:26:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Enterovirus1.jpg
Several cases of Enterovirus-D68 have been confirmed in North Texas after test results came back positive from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to Dallas County Health and...

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<![CDATA[Clinic Helps Men Battle Prostate Cancer]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:30:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/StFrancisHospital.JPG
A men's clinic associated with St. Francis Hospital has been open for five years and is helping men battle prostate cancer. One important took is the PSA test.]]>
<![CDATA[Doctor Infected With Ebola Expected to Make Full Recovery]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:03:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Sacra+1.jpg
Dr. Rick Sacra, the Massachusetts aid worker who contracted Ebola in West Africa, is now expected to make a full recovery, according to the doctors treating him at the Nebraska Medical Center in

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<![CDATA[CDC Confirms Case of Enterovirus in Connecticut]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:44:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/yale+new+haven+children+hospital+2.jpg
Enterovirus D68 infection, a mysterious respiratory illness, has hospitalized children in several states and the CDC has confirmed a case here in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in NY, NJ, CT: Officials]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:50:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CDC-generic.jpg
Authorities have confirmed a case of enterovirus EV-D68 in New Jersey, the first case documented in the Garden State and the latest in an outbreak of the potentially severe respiratory illness, according to the...

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<![CDATA[Second Human Case of West Nile Virus in Connecticut This Season]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:54:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_mosquito_virus_nilo_condado_orange.jpg
A Stamford resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Department of Public Health.]]>
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About Enterovirus]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:52:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/enterovirus+fear.jpg
An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in a dozen states ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are particularly]]>
<![CDATA[Enteroviruses: What You Need to Know]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:08:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Will-Cornejo.jpg
An outbreak of an uncommon virus, enterovirus-D68, has made children in 43 states and the District of Columbia ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are...]]>
<![CDATA[Bacteria Found in Water at East Hampton High School]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:08:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fecal-Coliform.jpg
"Total coliform" was found in the water at East Hampton High School and the school is bringing drinking water is as a precaution, according to the Superintendent of Schools in East Hampton.

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<![CDATA[New Drug Fights Melanoma]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:30:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/melanoma_448x336.jpg
The FDA approved a new drug Thursday that could change the way melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is treated. The drug, Keytruda, was considered a breakthrough and approved after it was tested on more...]]>
<![CDATA[Kids' Sunglasses Recalled]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:36:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kids-glasses-recall2.jpg
A Rhode Island-based sunglasses company on Thursday issued a recall of more than 200,000 sunglasses due to an excessive amount of lead in the paint. The glasses are made by FGX and feature designs from...

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<![CDATA[Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:57:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP091109173400.jpg
Kraft is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of four varieties of its regular American Singles cheese product. The recalled products have a "Best if Used By" date of Feb. 20, 2015, and

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<![CDATA[Boston Marathon Dream Wedding]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:27:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/edt-KJWedding1.jpg
If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.

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<![CDATA[Sam's Club Caesar Salads Recalled]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:28:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sams_club1.jpg
A California firm is recalling chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Clubs nationwide for possible listeria contamination. APPA Fine Foods is recalling more than 92,500 pounds of fully-cooked chicken...

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Pulls Yogurt Over Sugar]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:35:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/whole+foods+yogurt+allegations.JPG
Organic supermarket giant Whole Foods has removed a version of its store-brand yogurt from shelves after lawsuits were filed in local courts over the dairy product's sugar content. A company spokesperson tells...]]>
<![CDATA[Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:32:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
Health officials said Thursday a patient who was being tested for Ebola in Sacramento has tested negative for the virus. State and federal officials earlier in the week said they will not divulge which...

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<![CDATA[SoCal Man Shares ALS Reality]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:42:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ALSchallenge.JPG
A Southern California man shares in a new YouTube video about a family history of ALS and how he was diagnosed with the debilitating disease earlier this year at age 26. The video, which has more than 4 million...

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<![CDATA[Almond, Peanut Butter Recalled]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:04:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/100308-peanut-butter-attack.jpg
Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being voluntarily recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. There have been reports of four illnesses that may...

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