Prevention

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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UCSF Ebola Preparedness Harkens Back To Early Days Of AIDS

Officials at UCSF say its hospitals have prepared should someone at any of its facilities show signs of the Ebola virus, despite the very low risk of anyone contracting the disease locally.

10/09/2014

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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New Nail Polish Detects Presence of Date Rape Drugs in Drinks

The future of preventing date rape may soon be at the tip of your finger—literally…

08/26/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$2 Million Grant To Go Towards Oakland Police Gun Tracking And Criminal Rehab Efforts

Oakland police announced a $2 million grant to bolster what they say are proven violence reduction strategies since crime is down this year compared to last.

08/11/2014

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KCBS In Depth: UC Berkeley Student Draws From Own Experience To Improve Campus Safety, Prevent Sexual Assaults

California’s public universities will begin a new academic year in a matter of weeks, with a new focus on campus-related sexual assaults; how to prevent them and how to respond to them.
One Cal student is closely involved in the UC process for improving this aspect of campus safety.

07/28/2014

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U.S. Sen. Boxer Seeks Solutions For Preventable Medical Errors In California Hospitals

Heart disease and cancer rank as the number one and two, leading causes of death in America, but few people know that medical errors ranks third, killing up to 440,000 people a year.

07/02/2014

A man holds a crack pipe. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Free Crack Pipe Program In San Francisco Hopes To Build On Initial Effort

Despite opposition from San Francisco officials, a program to provide free crack pipes to drug users has now distributed some 200 pipes since it began in March.

05/15/2014

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Jefferson Award Winner Talks People Down From Desperate Situations

Law enforcement officers are duty-bound to protect and serve, but it takes special dediction to calm a highly emotional situation. This week’s Jefferson Award winner has spent more than 20 years finding the right words to say to those in despair.

10/30/2013

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Richmond Police Create Anti-Crime Program To End Youth Violence

This comes after two teens were gunned down last week.

04/23/2013

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