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Liberian Red Cross health workers wearing protective suits carry the body of a  victim of the Ebola virus on September 12, 2014 in a district of Monrovia. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Sending 3,000 Military Troops To Help Combat Ebola Epidemic In West Africa

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.

09/16/2014

Representatives from CDPH spoke to the media Wednesday about the patient at Kaiser South. (Credit: Peter Roney/CBS13)

Ebola Outbreak: California Patient ‘Low Risk’ For Ebola Virus, Extreme Precautions Taken Anyway

California health officials say it is unlikely the Ebola virus poses a significant public health risk to the state, and the patient being treated in Sacramento for possible exposure is considered low risk.

08/20/2014

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Sacramento Hospital Taking Extra Precautions As Patient Is Tested For Ebola Virus

A Sacramento hospital treating a patient who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus is taking extra precautions.

08/20/2014

An Ebola virus virion. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Northern California Patient Being Treated For Possible Exposure To Ebola Virus

A patient is being examined for possible exposure or symptoms of the Ebola virus at Kaiser South Sacramento, according to hospital officials.

08/19/2014

Oakland skyline (credit: Wikipedia)

Bay Area Cities Rank Among Unhappiest Major Cities

According to data collected we’re a very miserable people here in the Bay Area, Live 105 reports…

08/05/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

MERS coronavirus (CDC)

San Francisco International Airport Gets MERS Warning After 2nd Case Of Deadly Virus In U.S.

San Francisco International Airport is one of 22 U.S. airports to receive notice of a potentially deadly respiratory virus from the Middle East after a second case was confirmed in the U.S.

05/14/2014

Lisa Moorish poses for photographs after getting tested for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C to promote getting tested ahead of World Hepatitis Day 2009 (19th May 2009) on the first ever GET TESTED! bus at Leicester Square on May 18, 2009 in London, England.  (Credit Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Liver Virus Concerns Prompt Communities To Declare National Hepatitis Testing Day On Monday, May 19th

It’s a virus 100 times more infectious than HIV, that can live for a week outside the body on razors and toothbrushes, that destroys the liver through cirrhosis and cancer, and doctors and patients may not even realize it’s there until it kills the host, and infects others.

05/13/2014

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Running Tough Mudder? Beware Not To Ingest The Water

Many people these days are participating in ‘tough mudders’ to stay fit in a fun way. But they may want to practice keeping their mouths shut.

05/07/2014

Parisian Morning Jog (credit: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling under the weather or having an upset stomach from unhealthy foods. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy while traveling.

03/18/2014

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