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The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
A newly-discovered mystery bacteria with unknown health effects is being carried by ticks and found in Bay Area parks, according to a Stanford University study.
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The flu started early and the virus is spreading rapidly. In an update Friday, the Centers for Disease Control reports a high level of flu activity in 29 states and a moderate level in nine others. Health officials say it’s not too late to get vaccinated. We look at who should get the flu shot.
Federal officials say four California clinics, including one in Mendocino County, received steroid shots from a recalled batch linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.
Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.
KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at exactly where money is being spent from California’s tobacco tax.
San Francisco supervisors joined HIV/AIDS health care providers and advocates on the steps of City Hall to call on Mayor Ed Lee to restore funding cut by the federal government.
San Jose has topped a list of U.S. cities where residents enjoy the longest life spans.
San Jose’s Good Samaritan Hospital begins a $30 million dollar expansion project for the state of the art stroke facility this week.