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Sofia Jarvis (center) appears with her family at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital on February 24, 2014. Sofia suffers from a rare illness that causes symptoms described as "polio-like." (CBS)

CDC Urged To Investigate Mystery Polio-Like Illness Affecting California Kids

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.

02/27/2014

Sofia Jarvis (center) appears with her family at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital on February 24, 2014. Sofia suffers from a rare illness that causes symptoms described as "polio-like." (CBS)

Bay Area Family Impacted By Mystery Illness Speaks Out

Doctors continue to investigate a mysterious polio-like illness that has paralyzed at least five California children since August 2012. Meanwhile, the family of a young Berkeley girl who was diagnosed with the disease spoke out about her condition.

02/24/2014

HealthWatch: Cancer Patient Says SF Hospital Denied Insurer-Approved Care

Polio-Like Mystery Illness Causing Paralysis In California Kids

The afflicted children suffered weakness or paralysis in one or more limbs, sometimes after a respiratory illness. The paralysis had not subsided after more than half a year and spinal scans show damage similar to polio.

02/24/2014

Will Smith & Jimmy Fallon (credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

The Outbreak: Jimmy Fallon, KissCam Gone Wrong + More

Catch the latest “Outbreak” of trending viral videos infecting the net this week

02/21/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Survey Shows More Than Half Of Kids Lie About Age To Join Facebook, Twitter

Age limits on Facebook and other social sites aren’t working to keep young children off away from the internet properties, according to a newly released survey.

02/06/2014

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Dr. Rebecca Bailey’s Tips For A Safe Halloween

Going trick-or-treating with the kids this Halloween? Elizabeth Bailey RN and Dr. Rebecca Bailey’s have some helpful tips for ensuring a safe and fun night out in the neighborhood.

10/31/2013

School Bus

Sacramento Area School Buses To Use GPS Devices To Track Kids

School buses in two Sacramento area districts are going high-tech.

10/07/2013

Bumper boats at the Malibu Grand Prix in Redwood City. (CBS)

Redwood City’s Malibu Grand Prix Closing After 34 Years

Kids of all ages are flocking this week to the Malibu Grand Prix in Redwood City to enjoy the mini golf, bumper boats and race cars one last time. After more than 30 years, the family fun center is closing on Sunday.

08/14/2013

One child is happy with her new school supplies. (Family Giving Tree)

Community Corner: Bay Area Nonprofit Collects Backpacks For Kids

Headquartered in Milpitas, Family Giving Tree is committed to providing backpacks filled with school supplies to those children in our communities who are most in need.

08/04/2013

Back To School Guide

Get Ready With Our Back To School Guide

Can you believe it is already time to start preparing for Back-To-School? Get ahead of schedule with shopping guides, advice and ideas, and information for students of all ages.

CBS San Francisco–07/15/2013

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