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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

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

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci (2nd L) hugs Nina Pham (3rd L), the nurse who was infected with Ebola from treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dallas Nurse Treated For Ebola Released From Hospital Virus-Free

A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus.

10/24/2014

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

Ebola Research

CDC Releases Revised Guidelines For Protecting Medical Staff From Ebola

Officials on Monday night released the advice, which health workers had pushed hard for after two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States.

10/21/2014

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‘No Chance Of Ebola’ School Officials Say After SoCal College Quarantine

School Officials are cordoning off an area of the Southwestern College Campus after reports that a student who may have been in contact with someone from the same flight as the most recent U.S. ebola patient has vomited in class.

10/16/2014

(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

(Covered California)

Covered California Cancelling More Than 10,000 Enrolled Over Failure To Prove Residency

California’s health insurance exchange is moving to cancel coverage for over 10,000 people who failed to prove they are U.S. citizens or legal residents.

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

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