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  • El Cajon working to prevent a Hepatitis A outbreak there

    El Cajon working to prevent a Hepatitis A outbreak there

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:00:54 GMT

    The City of El Cajon is taking steps to stop Hepatitis A from spreading as San Diego is battling an outbreak. 

     

    The City of El Cajon is taking steps to stop Hepatitis A from spreading as San Diego is battling an outbreak. 

     
  • 'Game plan' for taking on melanoma

    'Game plan' for taking on melanoma

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:29:17 GMT

    Baseball hall-of-famer Mike Schmidt knows the importance of having a winning game plan. 

     

    Baseball hall-of-famer Mike Schmidt knows the importance of having a winning game plan. 

     
  • What's Going Around Report - September 19, 2017

    What's Going Around Report - September 19, 2017

    As part of its combat against the hepatitis A outbreak, the city of San Diego has set up several vaccination sites. Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food and contact with contaminated people. Good hand hygiene helps prevent contamination, and the vaccines can prevent the illness altogether. 

     

    As part of its combat against the hepatitis A outbreak, the city of San Diego has set up several vaccination sites. Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food and contact with contaminated people. Good hand hygiene helps prevent contamination, and the vaccines can prevent the illness altogether. 

     
  • National Concussion Awareness Day

    National Concussion Awareness Day

    Friday, September 15 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-09-15 22:24:27 GMT

    With kids back in school and back in sports, many parents are worried about their child getting injured while on the playing field.

     

    With kids back in school and back in sports, many parents are worried about their child getting injured while on the playing field.

     
  • What's Going Around Report - September 12, 2017

    What's Going Around Report - September 12, 2017

    Recent high temperature have some of us feeling as if summer is just getting started when in reality, the season's end is right around the corner. Nurse practitioners at CVS MinuteClinics say that right now is a really good time to get a flu vaccine.

     

    Recent high temperature have some of us feeling as if summer is just getting started when in reality, the season's end is right around the corner. Nurse practitioners at CVS MinuteClinics say that right now is a really good time to get a flu vaccine.

     
  • What's Going Around Report – September 5, 2017

    What's Going Around Report – September 5, 2017

    What's with all the bees? A lot of San Diegans are seeing more bees and wasps as the last few weeks of summer wind down because, during this time of year, there are more of them. And the nurse practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic say their patients are feeling the sting.

     

    What's with all the bees? A lot of San Diegans are seeing more bees and wasps as the last few weeks of summer wind down because, during this time of year, there are more of them. And the nurse practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic say their patients are feeling the sting.

     
  • Advocates push for city action against homelessness crisis

    Advocates push for city action against homelessness crisis

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-09-13 00:56:56 GMT

    A San Diego councilwoman Monday called on the city to take stronger measures along the San Diego River against an outbreak of hepatitis A on the same day that city crews began washing down streets and sidewalks in an effort to control the disease.

     

    A San Diego councilwoman Monday called on the city to take stronger measures along the San Diego River against an outbreak of hepatitis A on the same day that city crews began washing down streets and sidewalks in an effort to control the disease.

     
  • Age matters when it comes to screening for cervical cancer

    Age matters when it comes to screening for cervical cancer

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-09-12 17:58:02 GMT

    Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus.

     

    Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus.

     
  • Health Alert: Growing concerns over deadly Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego

    Health Alert: Growing concerns over deadly Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego

    Thursday, September 7 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-09-08 01:26:03 GMT

    The Board of Supervisors unanimously ratified a declaration of a public health emergency in San Diego County related to an outbreak of hepatitis A that has sickened nearly 400 people, 15 fatally.

     

    The Board of Supervisors unanimously ratified a declaration of a public health emergency in San Diego County related to an outbreak of hepatitis A that has sickened nearly 400 people, 15 fatally.

     
  • Officials taking steps to stop spread of Hepatitis A outbreak

    Officials taking steps to stop spread of Hepatitis A outbreak

    Saturday, September 2 2017 2:22 AM EDT2017-09-02 06:22:23 GMT

    Additional portable hand-washing stations were being installed around San Diego Friday in an effort to stem an outbreak of Hepatitis A that has claimed 15 lives and sent more than 260 people to hospitals.

     

    Additional portable hand-washing stations were being installed around San Diego Friday in an effort to stem an outbreak of Hepatitis A that has claimed 15 lives and sent more than 260 people to hospitals.

     
  • Doctors debate danger of popular diabetes drug after FDA amputation warning

    Doctors debate danger of popular diabetes drug after FDA amputation warning

    Saturday, September 2 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-09-02 04:20:25 GMT

    Many San Diego doctors are taking their patients off of Invokana, a widely used diabetes drug, after a large industry-sponsored trial found it doubled the risk of lower limb amputations compared with those taking a placebo.

     

    Many San Diego doctors are taking their patients off of Invokana, a widely used diabetes drug, after a large industry-sponsored trial found it doubled the risk of lower limb amputations compared with those taking a placebo.

     
  • What's Going Around Report – August 29, 2017

    What's Going Around Report – August 29, 2017

    As San Diegans struggle to deal with this heat wave - the high temperatures are already taking a toll. The nurse practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic say the results are showing up on the local health front.

     

    As San Diegans struggle to deal with this heat wave - the high temperatures are already taking a toll. The nurse practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic say the results are showing up on the local health front.

     
  • Hepatitis A outbreak claims 14 lives in the San Diego region

    Hepatitis A outbreak claims 14 lives in the San Diego region

    Friday, August 25 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-08-25 20:27:11 GMT

    The county of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency Friday expanded its list of people who should be vaccinated for hepatitis A to include those who handle food.

     

    The county of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency Friday expanded its list of people who should be vaccinated for hepatitis A to include those who handle food.

     
  • What's Going Around Report – August 15, 2017

    What's Going Around Report – August 15, 2017

    An outbreak of the chickenpox virus has the football season at SDSU off to a tough start. The Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic said the situation serves as a good reminder about staying up to date on your vaccines. 

     

    An outbreak of the chickenpox virus has the football season at SDSU off to a tough start. The Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic said the situation serves as a good reminder about staying up to date on your vaccines. 

     
  • What's Going Around Report – August 9, 2017

    What's Going Around Report – August 9, 2017

    August is here and many families are preparing for the new school year. The Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic said that means making sure the kids are to date on their vaccines. 

     

    August is here and many families are preparing for the new school year. The Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic said that means making sure the kids are to date on their vaccines. 

     
  • What's Going Around Report – August 1, 2017

    What's Going Around Report – August 1, 2017

    A nice breeze provided a welcome break in San Diego's hot, humid weather of late. The Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic said the that breeze has been stirring up problems for San Diegans with certain health conditions. 

     

    A nice breeze provided a welcome break in San Diego's hot, humid weather of late. The Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic said the that breeze has been stirring up problems for San Diegans with certain health conditions. 

     
  • What's Going Around Report – July 18, 2017

    What's Going Around Report – July 18, 2017

    The San Diego health front has been dealing with a serious viral outbreak and the Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic have an important message about prevention. 

     

    The San Diego health front has been dealing with a serious viral outbreak and the Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic have an important message about prevention. 

     
  • What's Going Around Report – July 12, 2017

    What's Going Around Report – July 12, 2017

    Weather is stirring up problems on the San Diego health front. The Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic said the high temperatures and changes in humidity are playing a role in a variety of issues. 

     

    Weather is stirring up problems on the San Diego health front. The Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic said the high temperatures and changes in humidity are playing a role in a variety of issues. 

     
  • What's Going Around Report – July 4, 2017

    What's Going Around Report – July 4, 2017

    From fighting a virus to getting a head start on prepping for the new school year, the Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic said they are seeing a little of everything right now. 

     

    From fighting a virus to getting a head start on prepping for the new school year, the Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic said they are seeing a little of everything right now. 

     
  • More Americans are walking for exercise

    More Americans are walking for exercise

    Call it a step in the right direction: More and more Americans are trying to walk their way to better health.

     

    Call it a step in the right direction: More and more Americans are trying to walk their way to better health.

     
  • Fitness Friday

    Fitness Friday

    CBS 8 Fitness Friday is a lifestyle section that features health related segments from CBS 8 reporter Ashley Jacobs. In her reports, she interviews health, exercise and nutrition experts as well as showcase fun events around town.

     

    CBS 8 Fitness Friday is a lifestyle section that features health related segments from CBS 8 reporter Ashley Jacobs. In her reports, she interviews health, exercise and nutrition experts as well as showcase fun events around town.

     
  • What's Going Around Report – June 27, 2017

    What's Going Around Report – June 27, 2017

    Whether it's a trip to the beach or a dip in the pool, swimming is a great way to beat the heat. The Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic said taking the plunge can sometimes leave you with a painful infection. 

     

    Whether it's a trip to the beach or a dip in the pool, swimming is a great way to beat the heat. The Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic said taking the plunge can sometimes leave you with a painful infection. 

     
  • Could you raise a 'no-diaper' baby?

    Could you raise a 'no-diaper' baby?

    Environmentally conscious parents have long struggled with the fact that their baby's dirty diapers wind up in landfills, but what option do they have?

     

    Environmentally conscious parents have long struggled with the fact that their baby's dirty diapers wind up in landfills, but what option do they have?

     
  • CBS 8 FeaturesMore>>

  • Zoo Day: The Kookaburra

    Zoo Day: The Kookaburra

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:30:25 GMT

    The Kookaburra is known for its unique call that resembles laughter. 

     

    The Kookaburra is known for its unique call that resembles laughter. 

     
  • Tons of new fun at Disneyland 'Haul-O-Ween' Time

    Tons of new fun at Disneyland 'Haul-O-Ween' Time

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-09-22 17:56:37 GMT

    Many of you are shopping or maybe you already have your Halloween costumes, but others are looking for 'CARstumes.' 

     

    Many of you are shopping or maybe you already have your Halloween costumes, but others are looking for 'CARstumes.' 

     
  • Earth 8 Eco Ambassador award winner receives $20,000 grant

    Earth 8 Eco Ambassador award winner receives $20,000 grant

    Friday, September 22 2017 9:59 AM EDT2017-09-22 13:59:13 GMT

    Six environmental non-profits were honored by San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego River Park Foundation as Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors for helping to protect our county’s watersheds and magnificent coastline. After the online voting period closed Tuesday, this year’s Eco Ambassador was selected.

     

    Six environmental non-profits were honored by San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego River Park Foundation as Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors for helping to protect our county’s watersheds and magnificent coastline. After the online voting period closed Tuesday, this year’s Eco Ambassador was selected.

     
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