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An adult deer tick. (USDA)

Ticks Carrying Lyme-Like, Mystery Bacteria Found In Bay Area Parks

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.

02/18/2014

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Twitter Launches Emergency Alerts For Phones

Alerts are available from the American Red Cross, the Centers for Disease Control, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal and local groups. If users sign up to receive Twitter alerts from one of these groups, they will get a text message notification whenever the group sends a tweet marked as an alert.

09/25/2013

A man receives a flu shot. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Reporting High Levels Of Flu Across Much Of U.S.

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.

01/04/2013

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Ukiah Clinic Received Recalled Shots Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

Federal officials say four California clinics, including one in Mendocino County, received steroid shots from a recalled batch linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.

10/05/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.

06/29/2012

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Phil Matier: Study Finds Tobacco Tax Money Not Going To Prevention Measures

KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at exactly where money is being spent from California’s tobacco tax.

05/29/2012

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SF Mayor Lee Urged To Restore HIV/AIDS Funding Cut By Feds

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.

05/16/2012

The San Jose skyline. (AP)

San Jose Residents Have Longest Life Spans In U.S.

San Jose has topped a list of U.S. cities where residents enjoy the longest life spans.

CBS San Francisco–07/20/2011

Aerial view of the city, San Jose (David McNew/Getty Images)

San Jose Hospital Begins $30 Million Upgrade And Expansion

San Jose’s Good Samaritan Hospital begins a $30 million dollar expansion project for the state of the art stroke facility this week.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/26/2011

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San Francisco Toy Ban Targets Childhood Obesity

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A proposal before the Board of Supervisors to fight childhood obesity could take the “happy” out of fast food meals for kids. Restaurants would be prohibited from handing out toys along […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/24/2010