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- Safety Measures Leading To More Kids Left In Hot Cars? It’s every busy parent’s worst nightmare - the morning rush to get out the door and get to work, only to realize hours later your child is not at day care but instead strapped into the car seat right where you left her, sweltering in the back seat of...
- Oregon, Illinois Medicaid Programs Place Tight Restrictions On Gilead $1,000-Per-Pill Hepatitis C Drug Sovaldi An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected Thursday to significantly scale back access to an effective—but expensive—new drug used to treat hepatitis C, the second state to retrict access to the drug in two days.
- The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.
- Bacteria Advisory For Monterey County Beach Lifted Monterey County health officials have lifted an advisory warning that told people to avoid swimming at a state beach in Pacific Grove because of high levels of bacteria found there.
- San Mateo County Officials Spraying For Mosquitos To Prevent West Nile Virus County mosquito control officials will spray for mosquitoes in a roughly square-mile section of East San Mateo tonight to prevent the spread of West Nile virus, county officials said Wednesday.
- Officials Warn Swimmers Of High Bacteria Levels At Monterey County Beach Monterey County health officials have issued an advisory warning people to avoid swimming at a state beach in Pacific Grove because of high levels of bacteria found there.
- Workers Jumping Ship At Doctors Medical Center In San Pablo The struggling Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo is losing its life blood. Workers are jumping ship, even as the hospital is on life support. The hospital is slated close in October but it may have to shut down sooner.
- Feds Recommend California Test Prison Inmates For Valley Fever Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a...
- Reno Man, Berkeley Woman Win San Francisco Marathon A Berkeley woman won the San Francisco Marathon Sunday for the second year in a row and a man from Reno, Nevada earned his first win.
- Arrest Warrant Issued For Contagious Tuberculosis Patient Stockton Police Say Is Refusing Treatment Prosecutors in Central California have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who they say is contagious and has refused treatment, putting those around him at risk.