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Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

Petaluma Slaughterhouse Co-Owner Pleads Guilty In Scheme Processing Diseased Cows

The co-owner of a Petaluma slaughterhouse accused of processing bad beef pleaded guilty in an alleged scheme that led to a massive international beef recall.

08/22/2014

A man using two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images)

Brain Cancer Warning Stickers Proposed For Cellphones Sold In Berkeley

Councilmembers Kriss Worthington and Maxwell Anderson have called for a city ordinance that would require every mobile phone sold within the city to carry a sticker “warning consumers of the risk of brain cancer.”

08/22/2014

Jim Kelly waves to the crowd during introductions during the Class of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jim Kelly’s Final Score

Word dripped down this week that Jim Kelly’s cancer is gone. But what does that mean? Is it gone today only to make its interminable, terminal march back to his enervated frame? Or is it really gone, as in he won?

08/22/2014

3-year-old Seaside cancer patient Renzo gets help operating a crane at a construction site on 8th Ave. in San Francisco, August 19, 2014. (CBS)

3-Year-Old NorCal Cancer Patient Gets Wish To Be Construction Foreman At San Francisco Building Site

A three-year-old Northern California cancer patient who loves his toy trucks and construction equipment got his wish to work with the real machinery at a building site in San Francisco Tuesday.

08/19/2014

Livestock inside a pen at a slaughterhouse in Petaluma.

4 Petaluma Slaughterhouse Officials Indicted On Charges Of Processing Diseased Animals

A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at the Rancho Feeding Corp. slaughterhouse, alleging they slaughtered diseased cows while inspectors were on their lunch breaks and distributed the cattle.

08/18/2014

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

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U.S. Sen. Boxer Seeks Solutions For Preventable Medical Errors In California Hospitals

Heart disease and cancer rank as the number one and two, leading causes of death in America, but few people know that medical errors ranks third, killing up to 440,000 people a year.

07/02/2014

Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after Belt hit a three-run homer in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park on August 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Slugger Brandon Belt Promises Homer For 12–Year-Old Cancer Patient, Delivers

It appears Giants 1st Baseman Brandon Belt did his best Babe Ruth impression over the weekend, saying he’d hit a home run for a sick child and delivering on that promise.

06/30/2014

Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has been denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross for his cancer treatments. (CBS)

Anthem Blue Cross To Cover Sonoma County Cancer Patient After KPIX 5 Report

Anthem Blue Cross told the family of a Sonoma County man that they will cover his cancer treatment, after KPIX 5 reported that they received a letter denying coverage.

05/30/2014

Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has been denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross for his cancer treatments. (CBS)

Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross After Paying $100K In Premiums

A Sonoma County man battling more than a dozen tumors in his body is fighting a new battle with his insurance carrier, who has denied coverage for his treatments.

05/28/2014

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