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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

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)

New Federal Guidelines For Those At Highest Risk Of Contracting Ebola Conflict With State-Issued Rules

U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms.

10/27/2014

Ebola Research

Ebola Patients Create 440-Gallons Of Medical Waste Per Day

Ebola patients treated in the United States create a staggering amount of medical waste, and some states aren’t sure how to deal with it.

10/20/2014

Exotic animals, including a camel greeted recovering patients at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek Wednesday. (CBS)

Exotic Therapy Animals Greet Recovering Patients At John Muir Medical Center In Walnut Creek

Exotic animals greeted patients to celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness Week at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek Wednesday.

09/24/2014

Oakland Kaiser Permanente

Oakland-Based Kaiser Agrees To Pay $4M Fine Over Access To Mental Health Services

Health care giant Kaiser Permanente has agreed to pay a $4 million fine over allegations it denied some patients timely access to mental health services.

09/11/2014

(CBS SF)

Cash-Strapped Doctors Medical Center Ends Its Emergency Ambulance Service

After 60 years, emergency ambulance service came to an abrupt stop at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo Thursday morning as the financially embattled hospital struggles to staff its emergency room.

08/07/2014

San Francisco City Hall (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Laura’s Law

The measure proposed by Supervisor Mark Farrell was approved by a 9-2 vote and will allow court-ordered treatment for the severely mentally ill.

07/09/2014

Medical marijuana at a dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Berkeley To Force Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients

The city of Berkeley now requires medical marijuana dispensaries to give away 2 percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.

07/02/2014

Digital Hospital, Electronic Health Records, Medical Records

Thousands Of Electronic Health Records Stolen From Santa Rosa Medical Office

Officials in Sonoma County say a thumb drive containing health records of nearly 34,000 patients was stolen from a Santa Rosa medical office last week.

06/12/2014

Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol

Sonoma County Hospital Closing Despite Doctors’ Efforts To Keep Open

Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol, the only hospital in west Sonoma County, is scheduled to close Monday because of declining patient admissions and low reimbursement for treating most of its patients.

04/28/2014

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