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A  homeless man begs for change on December 10, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Homeless Getting Older, Sicker As Population Remains Steady

A survey shows the number of homeless people on San Francisco’s streets has stubbornly remained nearly the same over the past two years — and that population is now sicker and older.

07/16/2015

A child is loaded onto an ambulance outside the Antioch Water Park, June 18, 2015. (CBS)

40 People, Mostly Children Sickened After Possible Chemical Exposure At Antioch Water Park

About 40 people, mostly children, fell ill Thursday afternoon due to a possible chemical exposure at an East Bay water park.

06/18/2015

Fruit bat. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Fourth Rabid Bat Found In Alameda County

A fourth bat found in Alameda County this month has tested positive for rabies, county health officials said Thursday.

03/19/2015

A sick sea lion pup at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California on February 19, 2015. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

Rising Ocean Temperatures The Likely Cause For More Than 100 Sea Lions Pups Needing Care At Marine Mammal Center In Sausalito

Ocean temperatures are 2-5 degrees above normal near the Channel Islands, meaning fish are moving to warmer waters and adult sea lions are having to travel further for food.

02/19/2015

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‘I Give A Damn!’ – Leukemic Marin 1st Grader Pleads For Ban On Unvaccinated Children In Schools

A first grader with Leukemia plead with school board members in Tiburon Tuesday night to get all children vaccinated against the measles.

02/11/2015

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84% Of Kindergartners Not Up-To-Date On Vaccines At A Marin School, Majority Of Students Unprotected At Many Private Schools

The Bay Area is home to pockets of unvaccinated school children numbering in the thousands, according to data from the California Department of Public Health, and Marin public schools showed some of the lowest vaccination rates in the state with many private religious and Waldorf schools reporting a majority of students not up to date on vaccines.

01/30/2015

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Should Your Office Have Flu Etiquette? How One Silicon Valley Tech Company Is Keeping Its Workers Healthy

With flu season at epidemic levels in California, many companies are adopting a flu etiquette that includes no shaking hands and having sanitary face masks available.

01/28/2015

Rescuers clean a mystery substance off of birds found in the East Bay. (CBS SF)

Mystery Goo Now Blamed For Killing At Least 80 East Bay Shorebirds

Wildlife experts are still tying to identify a mystery substance that has covered and killed at least 80 birds on the East Bay shoreline.

01/20/2015

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Flu Outbreak Forces Santa Clara Hospitals To Decide Who Can Visit Relatives

With flu cases spiking in Santa Clara County, hospitals are taking extra steps to keep the virus out by creating tough restrictions for people visiting loved ones in the hospital.

01/19/2015

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Flu Vaccine Only 23 Percent Effective, Doesn’t Cover Bug Making Most People Sick

As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn’t include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.

01/15/2015

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