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Stanford Research: Video Surveillance Gives Glimpse Into Hand-Washing Behavior

Research has shown the best defense against infectious disease is to just wash your hands. Simple enough, right? Stanford...

Health Reform

California & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

Local Health News
Yellow Fever Mosquito, or aedes egypti.

Deadly Yellow Fever Mosquito Resurfaces In Menlo Park

A deadly mosquito that hasn’t been seen in the Bay Area since the 70s has been detected in San Mateo County.

A doctor and patient at the UCSF Women's Health Center in San Francisco, CA. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Reveals $3 Million Medicare Payouts To Doctors, 38 In California

According to the Medicare data, California had 38 doctors that were paid at least $3 million in 2012.

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Oakland, SF Children’s Hospitals To Carry Benioff Name After $100M Donation

A $100 million gift from Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne will bring new names and an infusion of new funds to the Bay Area’s two children’s hospitals, hospital officials announced Wednesday.

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

Shuttered Petaluma Slaughterhouse Reopens Under New Management, Amid Protests

A Sonoma County slaughterhouse accused of processing sick cows reopened it’s doors under new management Monday, but not without vocal protests.

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State Health Officials Warn Of Illness Linked To Sport Shellfish From Monterey, Santa Cruz Counties

State public health officials are warning the public not to eat any sport-harvested bivalve shellfish from the Monterey Bay because consumption can lead to illness or death.

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Parents Defend Sailing With Children After Toddler Rescued By Bay Area Team

A San Diego family with a sick infant stranded on a boat hundreds of miles off the coast of Mexico safely boarded a U.S. Navy ship Sunday morning as part of a rescue that included a Bay Area-based Air National Guard team.

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Cal Student Found With Measles Attended Class Last Week

The student, who attended classes the week of March 31, was diagnosed on Friday.

WebMD Health News
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Strong Demand Leads To Liquid Tamiflu Shortage

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.