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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Trump Risks And Health Insurers Should Pay For It

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.

12/02/2014

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Procedures Already In Place; CDC Urges U.S. Hospitals To Look For Ebola Symptoms

The CDC urged all hospitals across the U.S. to be on the lookout for patients with Ebola-like symptoms after a Texas nurse contracted the deadly virus. UCSF said hospital workers are regularly trained in infection prevention.

10/13/2014

Actress Zelda Williams & father Robin Williams (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Robin Williams’ Children, Ex-Wife Remember Late Actor

Robin Williams’ three children — Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams — and Williams’ former wife Marsha Garces Williams, who is Zelda and Cody’s mother, released statements Tuesday about the actor’s death.

08/13/2014

A wreath is seen at actor/comedian Robin Williams' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Link Between Humor And Grief Raises Awareness Of Depression Following Comedian Robin Williams’ Death

The death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams is bringing attention to the issue of depression and the link between humor and grief.

08/12/2014

Dr. Jason Greenspan (L) and emergency room nurse Junizar Manansala care for a patient in the ER of Mission Community Hospital where doctors held a press conference outside on a class action lawsuit against the state of California by a coalition of emergency room physicians claiming that without additional funding, the entire emergency healthcare system is on the verge of collapse on January 28, 2009 in Panorama City, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Potentially Lethal Valley Fever Rate Doubles In California

A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the annual rate of hospitalizations for valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease, has doubled over the past 12 years in California.

09/11/2013

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Cargill Recalling Ground Turkey After Sacramento Salmonella Death

Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened at least 76 others.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/03/2011

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Sacramento Death May Be Linked To Salmonella-Tainted Turkey

State health officials say a Northern California resident is the lone known death in a spate of salmonella poisonings across the country that appear to be linked to eating ground turkey meat.

CBS San Francisco–08/02/2011

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New HIV Statistics Alarm San Francisco Officials

Asian and Pacific Islander women had the highest rate of increase for HIV infection in the U.S., that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/17/2011

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HealthWatch: Studies Reveal U.S. Skimping On Sleep

More than a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night, and many of them report troubles concentrating, remembering and even driving.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/04/2011

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