KDBC | Local 4 News http://www.kdbc.com/feeds/health.rss en Smoking joints may cause specific abnormalities http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/smoking-joints-may-cause-specific-abnormalities <p>Many people think smoking an occasional marijuana joint is okay but a new study suggests otherwise.</p> <p> Researchers enrolled 40 college students in the trial. Twenty smoked marijuana at least once a week, and the others not at all.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/smoking-joints-may-cause-specific-abnormalities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health National News Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:16:02 +0000 aloweree 40788 at http://www.kdbc.com El Paso Children's Hospital CEO Resigns http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/el-paso-childrens-hospital-ceo-resigns <p>The CEO of El Paso Children&#39;s Hospital has resigned. Larry Duncan says he is retiring.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/el-paso-childrens-hospital-ceo-resigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Local News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:02:59 +0000 alitton 40578 at http://www.kdbc.com Former hospital technician behind bogus mammogram results gets jail time http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/former-hospital-technician-behind-bogus-mammogram-results-gets-jail-time <p>A former Georgia hospital technician was sentenced to up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manipulating the mammogram records of 1,289 patients.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/former-hospital-technician-behind-bogus-mammogram-results-gets-jail-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health National News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:09:12 +0000 alitton 40567 at http://www.kdbc.com Ebola goes viral in city with 2M residents, experts hope it doesn't go global http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/ebola-goes-viral-city-2m-residents-experts-hope-it-doesnt-go-global <p>It took only moments to feel the impact of what was happening here.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/ebola-goes-viral-city-2m-residents-experts-hope-it-doesnt-go-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health World News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:59:08 +0000 alitton 40502 at http://www.kdbc.com A local hospital is unveiling a new state of the art operating room http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/local-hospital-unveiling-new-state-art-operating-room <p>Sierra Medical Center is unveiling a new hybrid operating room.</p> <p> A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Monday at 11 a.m. for the new Magellan Robotic Endovascular System.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/local-hospital-unveiling-new-state-art-operating-room" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Local News Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:38:38 +0000 aloweree 40385 at http://www.kdbc.com Child obesity rates continue to rise http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/child-obesity-rates-continue-rise <p>It appears the childhood obesity problem is ballooning upward.</p> <p> A&nbsp;new study from Jama Pediatrics said the percentage of overweight and obese children in the U.S. has been rising over the past 15 years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text 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of Salmonella risk in baby chicks, other poultry http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/warning-salmonella-risk-baby-chicks-other-poultry <p>The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Livestock Board are again warning families that plan to purchase baby chicks or other baby birds this spring to use extreme caution in order to avoid Salmonella infection, especially if buy</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/warning-salmonella-risk-baby-chicks-other-poultry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Local News Statewide News Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:56:11 +0000 mgonzalez 39374 at http://www.kdbc.com Elderly man is El Paso's 18th flu-related death this season http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/elderly-man-el-pasos-18th-flu-related-death-season <p>The number of flu-related deaths in El Paso County has now reached 18 for this season.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/elderly-man-el-pasos-18th-flu-related-death-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Local News Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:49:52 +0000 alitton 38332 at http://www.kdbc.com As abortion clinics close, student creates travel fund http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/abortion-clinics-close-student-creates-travel-fund <p>Lenzi Sheible is well versed on Texas&#39; divisive abortion debate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/abortion-clinics-close-student-creates-travel-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Statewide News Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:18:11 +0000 alitton 38327 at http://www.kdbc.com