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Standing Desks

Marin County School Nixes Sedentary Education With Standing Desks For Students

4th graders and some 1st graders at an elementary school in San Rafael are using standing desks and it seems to be helping the...

Health Reform

California & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

Local Health News
A Chinese scientist works at the national laboratory of medical genetics of China in Central South University June 19, 2006 in Changsha city, Hunan province of China. The lab was founded in 1972. In 1991, the laboratory was selected and founded by the national government as the national laboratory of medical genetics.The research in the lab focuses on mapping, identification, and functional analysis of the hereditary disease linked genes. Its research has recently been extended to gene therapy and human cell. Scientists in the lab have contributed more than 300 scientific publications since its establishment. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

Controversial 1st: Scientists Edit DNA In Human Embryo, Raising Concerns Over Genome Changes

For the first time, scientists have edited DNA in human embryos, a highly controversial move garnering much criticism in the scientific community.

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10 Apple Watch Apps That Will Change The Way You Travel, Work And Exercise

Assuming you’ve snagged an Apple Watch, your wrist is now a tool belt for seamlessly controlling your finances, home and health without ever reaching into your pocket.

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Silicon Valley Leads California In Binge Drinking

The Bay Area is hitting the bottle hard. Binge drinking has shot up over the past decade with several counties well above the state average, and the tech boom might have something to do with it.

Bottles of Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks sit in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Study Finds Drinking Sugary Beverages For Two Weeks Can Boost Heart Disease Risk Factors

In as little as two weeks, young men and women who drank beverages with high fructose corn syrup showed increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease, according to a study from researchers at the University of California at Davis.

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It’s YMCA ‘Healthy Kids Day’ This Saturday

YMCA CEO Kevin Washington sat down with CBS New York’s Chris Wragge what it’s all about.

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UCSF Children’s Hospital Patients Witness Superheroes Scaling Hospital Walls

Some children fighting the good fight at the University of California San Francisco’s Benioff Children’s Hospital got some backup Wednesday morning.

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4 Reasons Why Constantly Checking Email Is Making You Sick

Researchers have found a connection between constantly checking email and adverse well-being. Jill Schlesinger has tips on how to manage the stress and keep your cool at work.

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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.