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Vatican Official Calls Brittany Maynard’s Cancer-Driven Suicide ‘Reprehensible’

A top ethics official at the the Vatican calls the decision of a former San Francisco woman who to end her own life rather than play out her battle with terminal brain cancer “reprehensible.”

11/04/2014

A syringe filled with influenza vaccination is seen at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 14, 2014 in Concord, California. Public health officials are encouraging residents to get flu shots as an aggressive strain of the H1N1 'swine flu' has killed 15 people in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fear Of Ebola Dominates While Influenza Kills Thousands A Year In U.S.; Only Half Of Population Gets Flu Shot

There are plenty of fears floating around surrounding the Ebola virus, but flu season is coming up and many people don’t seem to be all that worried and often do not take precautions against it that are available.

11/03/2014

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29-Year-Old Newlywed With Brain Cancer, Brittany Maynard, Writes Own Obituary Before Taking Life Saturday

“One Day Your Life Will Flash Before Your Eyes; Make Sure It’s Worth Watching” — Brain cancer victim Brittany Maynard writes her own obituary, released after her death on November 1st.

11/03/2014

Dr. Jeffrey Nordella. (CBS)

California Doctor Wins Millions In Suit Against Anthem Blue Cross After Decade-Long Battle

Dr. Jeffrey Nordella’s battle with Anthem lasted over a decade, and left him in financial ruin.

11/02/2014

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Zombie Health Symposium In Oakland Reveals Survival Tips For The Living And Undead

Now that the World Series is over, you can focus on more important matters — like preparing for a zombie apocalypse.

10/30/2014

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Sacramento Heart Surgeon Helps Man Who Delivered Him 45 Years Ago

A Sacramento obstetrician is getting a late thank you from a baby he delivered 45 years ago.

10/29/2014

Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel in Redwood City. (CBS)

Dozens Attending NAACP Gala At Redwood City Hotel Sickened After Meal Of Salmon, Salad

More than 50 attendees attending an NAACP gala in Redwood City Saturday evening were sickened by a case of possible food poisoning.

10/28/2014

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Nurses Group Says Public Was Misinformed: ‘UCSF Not Ready For Ebola’

Last week the State of California announced any Ebola cases will be treated at five designated UC medical centers, but on Tuesday about a dozen nurses protested at UCSF’s Parnassus campus.

10/28/2014

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Health Advocates At Odds With Small Business Owners Over Bay Area Soda Tax Measures

San Francisco and Berkeley both have soda-tax measures on their ballots in next week’s election, but it’s being described as a “David vs. Goliath” battle with all the money being poured into the campaign by the beverage industry.

10/28/2014

Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday.  Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday.

Daylight Savings: Falling Forward Instead Of Back Could Lower Child Obesity Rate Researchers Say

This year Daylight Saving Time ends on November 2nd at 2:00 am and the clocks will turn back one hour, but some researchers say falling forward would lower children’s obesity rate.

10/27/2014

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