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Healthy Living: Blood clot risk & other problems might be tied to height Video included

Can your height determine certain health risks?

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Healthy Living: Filthy food habits - How dirty are they?

Double dippers listen up: You're responsible for the spread of bacteria. Not all germs are dangerous, but these microscopic critters are everywhere, including our food. 

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Healthy Living: FDA approves gene therapy to treat Leukemia Video included

FDA approves gene therapy to treat Leukemia FDA approves gene therapy to treat Leukemia

The FDA has announced the approval of a Leukemia treatment that is considered to be the first gene therapy cleared for the U.S. market.

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Healthy Living: Signs the eclipse might have damaged your eyes Video included

So you watched the eclipse and you're a little worried about your eyes.

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Healthy Living: 88,000 people die of alcohol-related causes in US every year Video included

88,000 people die of alcohol-related causes in US every year 88,000 people die of alcohol-related causes in US every year

A shocking new study is out about alcohol abuse in America.

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Healthy Living: Opioid crisis in America much worse than reported Video included

Opioid crisis in America much worse than reported Opioid crisis in America much worse than reported

The latest government numbers show that drug overdose deaths in 2016 continued to climb despite ongoing efforts to stem the overdose epidemic. 

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Healthy Living: Side effects of Statins and the dangers to those who stop taking them Video included

Health experts say 56 million people in the U.S. should be taking Statins, which specifically lower the LDL, or bad cholesterol in the blood and work to prevent cardiovascular disease, America's number one killer.

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Healthy Living: Father of six receives first meniscus replacement in San Diego

40-year old Justin Marchand is one active dad. Surfing, mountain biking and paddle boarding are just some of his passions.  The father of six also works as a pool technician spending a lot of time on his feet.  Despite two surgeries to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee,  he's still in a lot of pain.

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Healthy Living: Exercise and your love life Video included

Exercise and your love life Exercise and your love life

If you're an unhappy member of the Lonely Hearts Club, of if you're happily partnered but looking to recharge your love life, exercise might be just the prescription you need.

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Healthy Living: Shortage of anti-venom for those who are allergic to bee stings Video included

Shortage of anti-venom for those who are allergic to bee stings Shortage of anti-venom for those who are allergic to bee stings

Summer is here, which means it's the best time for fun in the sun and outdoor activities.

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Healthy Living: How sleep affects weight loss Video included

How sleep affects weight loss How sleep affects weight loss

Are you trying to lose weight, but struggling to achieve your goals? Nutritionists say a good night's sleep might be the key.

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Healthy Living: Ways to kick your sugar habit and re-calibrate your palate Video included

Ways to kick your sugar habit and re-calibrate your palate Ways to kick your sugar habit and re-calibrate your palate

Sugar: It's that sneaky sweet stuff that seems to make everything taste better. It's also something that could be making us sicker.

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Healthy Living: FDA wants powerful opioid pulled from the market

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Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. More than 52,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2015.

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Healthy Living: Defibrillator saves man having heart attack at local gym

Defibrillator saves man having heart attack at local gym Defibrillator saves man having heart attack at local gym

Every year, more than 350,000 people in the U.S. die from sudden cardiac arrest. It's one of America's leading causes of death.

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Miracle Babies: A lifesaver for families of premature infants

Miracle babies: A lifesaver for families of premature infants Miracle babies: A lifesaver for families of premature infants

In this week's Healthy Living Report, we focus on some of the country's most fragile lives: babies born prematurely.

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New study: Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce exposure to cancer

New study: Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce exposure to cancer New study: Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce exposure to cancer

A new British study released this week shows smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes greatly reduce their risk of exposure to cancer-causing toxins. People who vape inhale Nicotine laden vapors without the smoke or tobacco.

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Healthy Living: Breast implants, babies and produce Video included

Healthy Living: Breast implants, babies and produce Healthy Living: Breast implants, babies and produce

In tonight's healthy living, a warning for women with a certain type of breast implant. Several deaths from a rare form of cancer have been linked to the implants. 

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Healthy Living: Healthy stores for a healthy community Video included

Healthy stores for a healthy community Healthy stores for a healthy community

When it comes to healthy living, a new survey shows too many kids in San Diego County are getting short-changed. 

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Healthy Living: Colorectal Cancer on the rise Video included

Colorectal Cancer on the rise Colorectal Cancer on the rise

In today's healthy living segment, we focus on a disease most people don't like to talk about: Colorectal Cancer. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and what you don't know can hurt you.

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Healthy Living: Is sitting down getting a bad rap? Video included

Is sitting down getting a bad rap? Is sitting down getting a bad rap?

After hearing claims that sitting is the new smoking, you may have become a strong believer in getting a standing desk at work.

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Healthy Living: San Diego Health Department increases Zika testing

San Diego Health Department increases Zika testing San Diego Health Department increases Zika testing

A new report shows the Zika Virus poses an even greater risk for birth defects than first thought. 

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Healthy Living: April is National Nutrition Month Video included

Healthy Living: April is National Nutrition Month Healthy Living: April is National Nutrition Month

April is National Nutrition Month and in tonight's healthy living, we're looking at two stories about food.

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Healthy Living: Best workouts for losing weight Video included

Best workouts for losing weight Best workouts for losing weight

For decades, people have been looking for the best exercise to blast stubborn fat, whether it was the Jane Fonda workouts of old to today's Cross-Fit and Zumba, it seems everyone has a weight loss exercise they swear by.

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Healthy Living: Heart defects in newborns

Jimmy Kimmel and Billy (Today.com) Jimmy Kimmel and Billy (Today.com)

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel shared his powerful story Monday about his newborn son's health crisis and the scare it gave his family.

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Healthy living: Personalized cancer care Video included

Personalized cancer care (CureMatch.com) Personalized cancer care (CureMatch.com)

This week's healthy living takes a look at a new personalized way to treat people with cancer that's happening in San Diego. 

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Healthy Living: Spring allergies

Springtime may bring beautiful flowers, green grass and budding trees, but for allergy sufferers it can mean weeks of feeling lousy from the pollen. Allergy sufferer Winnie Wright says: :I typically wake up in the morning and have kind of a scratchy throat, my sinuses are filled up and a lot of times my eyes are swollen and red." Allergy medicine may help with mild to moderate symptoms. Dr Erinn Gardner, Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic says: "If you're suffering from ...

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Beneath the Surface: Scanner measures antioxidants levels in the skin Video included

Beneath the Surface: Scanner measures antioxidants levels in the skin Beneath the Surface: Scanner measures antioxidants levels in the skin

In this week's Healthy Living, we zero in on antioxidants and the impact they have on our lives. 

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Healthy Living: American Academy of Pediatrics says no fruit juice for children under one Video included

Also on the health front, the American Academy of Pediatrics has new guidelines for children and fruit juice, which could force a change in childrens' menus.

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Healthy Living: Teen depression rising in the U.S.

Healthy Living: Teen depression rising in the U.S. Healthy Living: Teen depression rising in the U.S.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Healthy Living: New study shows even moderate alcohol can have negative impact on brain Video included

New study shows even moderate alcohol can have negative impact on brain New study shows even moderate alcohol can have negative impact on brain

Some disturbing news for those who enjoy a daily libation with dinner. Most of us are familiar with previous research that indicates drinking in moderation can be beneficial to our health.

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Healthy Living: Study shows people traveling abroad not receiving proper vaccines Video included

Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching and with it, fabulous family vacations.

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