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Mount Sinai Health Systems demonstrates the proper technique for donning and removing protective gear during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.  (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

UC Medical Centers Declared Priority Hospitals For Ebola Care

Five University of California medical centers, including one at University of California at San Francisco, are now considered priority hospitals to treat confirmed Ebola cases in California.

10/25/2014

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Deadly Citrus Tree Pest Found For First Time In Bay Area

The California Department of Food and Agriculture detected the first incidence in the Bay Area of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Oct. 6. The pest causes a disease that kills citrus trees.

10/24/2014

A teen drinks a large soda.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UCSF Study Links Soda To Premature Aging, Disease, Early Death

The first-of-its-kind study suggests that soda may be aging us, in ways we are not even aware of.

10/18/2014

(CBS SF)

Bay Area Nurses Blame Texas Hospital For Mishandling Ebola Cases

Bay Area nurses are blaming the Texas hospital after the second health care worker tested positive for Ebola Tuesday.

10/15/2014

Texas Health Presbyterian.

2nd Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive For Ebola; More Cases Possible

The Ebola crisis in the U.S. took another alarming turn Wednesday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and flew across the Midwest aboard an airliner the day before she fell ill. President Barack Obama canceled a campaign trip to address the outbreak.

10/15/2014

Warning sign for Ebola virus at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. (CBS)

Marin County Patient Suspected Of Having Ebola Discharged After Found Disease-Free

A patient who was possibly at risk for the Ebola virus was admitted to a Marin County hospital Monday morning and later found to not have the disease.

10/14/2014

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

Texas Health Presbyterian.

Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

A Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola even though she wore full protective gear while caring for a hospitalized patient who later died from the virus, health officials said Sunday.

10/12/2014

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CDC Using Twitter To Spread Information On Ebola

Ebola experts at the Centers for Disease Control are using Twitter to inoculate the public against ignorance.

10/08/2014

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (R) talks with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) while touring the Stion production facility on October 25, 2010 in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Senators Boxer, Feinstein Urge Ebola Preparedness At State Hospitals

California’s two senators are asking trade groups representing the state’s hospitals to make sure their members have protocols in place should a patient with Ebola walk through their doors.

10/03/2014

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