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Mount Sinai Health Systems demonstrates the proper technique for donning and removing protective gear during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.  (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

New Federal Guidelines For Those At Highest Risk Of Contracting Ebola Conflict With State-Issued Rules

U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms.

10/27/2014

Ebola Research

California Health Department Rolls Out Ebola Outbreak Public Information Hotline

State health officials have set up a Ebola hotline call center for public inquiries on the virus and outbreak.

10/22/2014

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A320. (Laurent Errera/Wikimedia Commons)

2nd Ebola Patient Flew Day Before Testing Positive; 132 Passengers Now Being Contacted

The night before she was diagnosed with Ebola, a Texas nurse flew back to the Dallas area from Cleveland, according to health officials who are now trying to contact the other passengers.

10/15/2014

Texas Health Presbyterian.

2nd Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive For Ebola; More Cases Possible

The Ebola crisis in the U.S. took another alarming turn Wednesday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and flew across the Midwest aboard an airliner the day before she fell ill. President Barack Obama canceled a campaign trip to address the outbreak.

10/15/2014

Warning sign for Ebola virus at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. (CBS)

Marin County Patient Suspected Of Having Ebola Discharged After Found Disease-Free

A patient who was possibly at risk for the Ebola virus was admitted to a Marin County hospital Monday morning and later found to not have the disease.

10/14/2014

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Botulism Contamination Risk In Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Seed Pesto Sauce

State public health officials are warning consumers not to eat Williams-Sonoma pumpkin seed pesto sauce because it may have been improperly produced and has a risk of botulism.

10/13/2014

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Best CrossFit Gyms In San Francisco

The multi-faceted CrossFit program is designed to bring out the best in anyone looking to improve their level of fitness. Here is a list of five of the best CrossFit gyms in San Francisco.

09/19/2014

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New Nail Polish Detects Presence of Date Rape Drugs in Drinks

The future of preventing date rape may soon be at the tip of your finger—literally…

08/26/2014

A young woman is sitting at the beach of Lake Constance on April 17, 2007, near Lindau, Germany. The un-seasonably warm weather has heralded the start to what weather forecasters predict will be a record breaking summer. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Skin Cancer Rate In Marin County Alarmingly Higher Than Rest Of California

Marin County is known for sun, but residents there may be paying for that exposure.

07/23/2014