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San Francisco Looks To Require Pharmaceutical Companies To Fund Drug Take-Back Program

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would require pharmaceutical companies...

Health Reform

California & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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San Mateo County Supervisors Vote To Include E-Cigarettes In Smoking Ban

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of “smoking” and “tobacco product” to include electronic smoking devices.

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Nurses Say California Hospitals Unprepared For Ebola Outbreak; Gov. Brown Hears From Healthcare Workers

Bay Area nurses say their hospitals are unprepared to handle Ebola patients during a rally Tuesday in Oakland. Meanwhile, members of California’s largest nurses’ union met with Gov. Jerry Brown and other health care experts in Sacramento Tuesday a day after federal health officials issued new guidelines for health care workers treating Ebola patients.

Ebola Research

CDC Releases Revised Guidelines For Protecting Medical Staff From Ebola

Officials on Monday night released the advice, which health workers had pushed hard for after two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States.

Ebola Research

Ebola Patients Create 440-Gallons Of Medical Waste Per Day

Ebola patients treated in the United States create a staggering amount of medical waste, and some states aren’t sure how to deal with it.

Liberian health workers don full protection outfits at an NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, on October 18, 2014. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

New Ebola Guidelines For Health Care Workers Include Buddy System, Protective Gear With ‘No Skin Showing’

Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said.

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UCSF Study Links Soda To Premature Aging, Disease, Early Death

The first-of-its-kind study suggests that soda may be aging us, in ways we are not even aware of.

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Bay Area Scientists Work On Test To Find Ebola Virus Early

It will take a monumental effort to stop the Ebola outbreak in its tracks, but scientists in the Bay Area are working on a new way to detect the virus before it can spread.

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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.

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