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Oakland Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Nurses Citing Ebola Safety Concerns Begin 2-Day Strike On Tuesday

About 18,000 nurses who work for Northern California Kaiser Permanente Hospitals, and other facilities, plan to go on a two-day strike Tuesday morning citing Ebola safety concerns and general patient care.

11/10/2014

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San Francisco-Based Website Helping Patients Solve Mystery Medical Illnesses

A San Francisco-based website is helping people solve mystery medical illnesses without the help of a doctor.

11/09/2014

(CBS SF)

Ebola-Fighting Robots From UC Berkeley Could Soon Diagnose Patients

As Ebola continues to ravage parts of West Africa, scientists and engineers at four universities and research centers, including Cal Berkeley, are meeting Friday to brainstorm ways technology can help in the crisis.

11/07/2014

Henry Fong and Michelle Tam work out in their Palo Alto garage. (CBS News)

Palo Alto Couple Becoming Face Of Caveman Lifestyle Movement

Henry Fong and Michelle Tam of Palo Alto have always been interested in fitness, their garage is now a paleo exercise room for the whole family, but they were not impressed when they first heard about paleo five years ago.

11/07/2014

Kenyan medical workers from the Infection Prevention and Control unit wearing full protective equipment are pictured as they show on October 28, 2014, how to handle an infected Ebola patient on a portable negative pressure bed at the Kenyatta national hospital in Nairobi. (SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

San Rafael Man Heading To Liberia In Volunteer Effort To Help Ebola Patients

A San Rafael man is headed into one of the most dangerous and deadly places in the world on a humanitarian mission to help Ebola patients in Liberia.

11/04/2014

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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

Zombies (credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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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