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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)

East Bay Congressman Swalwell In Dallas For Hearing On How To Curb Ebola Outbreak

East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell will be attending a congressional hearing in Dallas Friday to review international, local and federal responses to the Ebola crisis.

10/10/2014

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Uptick In Algae Leaving Moldy Aftertaste In East Bay Water

Residents who live in the Contra Costa Water District say their tap water has been tasting strange lately.

10/10/2014

Lizzy Craze was the first pediatric heart transplant patient at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital 30 years ago when she was 3 years old. (photo credit: Mike Colgan)

KCBS Cover Story: Bay Area Survivor Of Historic Heart Transplant Runs Half Marathons; Lives Life To The Fullest

30 years ago Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital performed an historic heart transplant on Lizzy Craze, she’s 33 now and the longest living pediatric heart-transplant recipient in the U.S. to survive with an original donor heart.

10/08/2014

Dr. Nancy Snyderman when she was a reporter with KPIX 5 in the 1990s. (CBS)

CDC: Former KPIX 5 Reporter Quarantined For Deadly Ebola Virus Is “Risk Free”

A former KPIX 5 reporter who was quarantined after possibly being exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, has been cleared according to the Centers for Disease Control.

10/04/2014

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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Bay Area’s First 2 Cases Of Enterovirus 68 Reported In Alameda County

Health officials have confirmed the Bay Area’s first two cases of the uncommon respiratory infection enterovirus D68 in Alameda County Thursday morning.

10/02/2014

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What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?

With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?

09/18/2014

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Help Prevent 500,000 Americans Dying Each Year From Disease With No Cure, No Prevention

Alzheimer’s kills more people than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined, making it the 6th leading cause of death in America but it cannot be cured, prevent, or even truly slowed. Saturday, though, is a chance where you can do something about it.

09/17/2014

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Patients Racking Up Medical Bills Despite Affordable Care Act

Even people with health insurance can still rack up significant medical debt, particularly if they get a serious illness. Now, a new service from Nerdwallet is helping steer individuals with outstanding medical debt to medical billing experts, who can help reduce those bills.

09/16/2014

City Hall is lit red by the (RED) campaign to raise awareness and funds on World AIDS Day on December 1, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for (RED))

San Francisco Could Be First City In The World To Provide Free HIV Prevention Pill To Residents

A San Francisco supervisor is asking the city to provide a HIV prevention drug to all residents free of charge.

09/16/2014

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