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A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Supes Drum Up Support For Soda Tax Measure

It was a long afternoon in the San Francisco supervisors chambers Wednesday, as supporters of a proposed ballot measure to tax sugary drinks as a way to combat childhood obesity tried to drown out the opposition from the beverage industry.

04/17/2014

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Local Dance Music Community Mourn DJ Frankie Knuckles

The Bay Area music community pays tribute to a legendary dance music DJ…

04/01/2014

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Google Develops Contact Lens Glucose Monitor

Google unveiled Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab their fingers to draw their own blood as many as 10 times a day.

01/16/2014

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Executive Director Of San Francisco Based Non-Profit Offers Sound Advice On Health Care

While technology jobs continued to outpace the rest of the local economy, another leading sector contributing to robust growth is the health care industry.

12/30/2013

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Phil Matier: Sugary Beverages Cost SF Millions In Health Care Expenses

A new report from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget and Legislative Analyst has found that the consumption of sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages costs San Francisco residents millions in health care expenses.

12/12/2013

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Tom Hanks Reveals Surprising Health Problem

The Concord-born, 57-year-old Academy Award-winning actor makes unexpected announcement on “The Late Show with David Letterman”…

10/08/2013

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High Court Allows Calif. School Employees To Give Insulin To Students

Trained school employees can administer insulin shots to diabetic students if a nurse is not available, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday.

08/12/2013

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Type 1 Diabetes Drug Developed By UCSF Researcher Strikingly Effective In Clinical Trial

A drug designed to block the advance of type 1 diabetes in its earliest stages is strikingly effective in the phase 2 clinical trial, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.

08/12/2013

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Animal Update: Diabetes In Cats

Diabetes is not a problem that just impacts humans. It’s becoming more common in the domesticated animal world, too.

06/03/2013

Animal Update: Medical Alert Dogs

Strange but true, dogs’ scenting abilities can help humans with medical needs.

01/28/2013

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