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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

BART passengers board a train. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Riders Warned About Measles Infection From Contagious Passenger

Bay Area Rapid Transit and East Bay health authorities warned BART passengers on Thursday to seek medical attention if they begin exhibiting any symptoms of measles after authorities learned that an infected and contagious person rode BART in the East Bay last week.

02/13/2014

Three year-old Hannah Rood receives an H1N1 vaccination during a drive thru H1N1 vaccination. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Marin County Swine Flu Cases Prompt Push For Vaccinations

Health officials in Marin County report they are seeing an increase in the number of people contracting the swine flu virus which killed thousands of people worldwide in 2009.

01/03/2014

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Hundreds Of SF Teachers Skip School Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday

The San Francisco Unified School District was forced to scramble for substitutes Tuesday as 432 teachers either called in sick or took a personal day ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

11/27/2013

Caroline Hjelt & Aino Jawo of "Icona Pop" (credit: Last.FM)

Icona Pop Postpones Fillmore Date

Due to artist illness, the Icona Pop concert scheduled for Friday at the Fillmore has been postponed…

08/29/2013

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SF Issues Warning After Mall Food Handler Diagnosed With Typhoid Fever

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is warning residents about potential exposure to typhoid fever.

05/03/2013

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ConsumerWatch: How To Pick A Pet Food

The F.D.A. has been looking into scores of complaints from dog owners who say their animals got sick after eating Beneful dog food. The agency said, while it generally does not comment on an open investigation, it has seen a spike in complaints since January after several media reports about the dog food.

04/29/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Investigation Uncovers ‘Superbugs’ In Store-Bought Meats

In a recent study, the Environment Working Group discovered that store-bought meat contained antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as superbugs, which can cause consumers to become ill.

04/16/2013

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Norovirus Suspected In Dozens Of Lafayette Student Illnesses

On Friday, more than 100 students were absent from Burton Valley Elementary School—more than four times the normal absence rate, Lafayette School District Superintendent Fred Brill said.

01/17/2013

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2 Die From Flu In Sacramento Area

Health officials say there have been two flu deaths in the Sacramento area and influenza cases are increasing throughout the region.

01/10/2013

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