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First Flu-Related Death Reported in Napa County
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First Flu-Related Death Reported in Napa County

The first flu-related death in Napa County this season was reported Friday night, according to county public health officials. Read »

Jan 24, 2015
CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the... Read »

Jan 24, 2015
Measles Outbreak: Babies Placed in Isolation

Measles Outbreak: Babies Placed in Isolation

More than 30 babies in Alameda County have been placed in home isolation after possible exposure to measles. Watch »

Jan 24, 2015
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means... Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
Measles Cases Confirmed in 3 Bay Area Counties

Measles Cases Confirmed in 3 Bay Area Counties

The number of measles cases in California has grown to 63 since the end of December, and the disease has now shown... Watch »

Jan 22, 2015
E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

A new study suggests that formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes may be five to 15 times higher than in regular... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
Medical Bills Could Cost Family Their Home

Medical Bills Could Cost Family Their Home

Sell your house to pay for your healthcare. That's exactly the situation one East Bay family is facing. Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
Disneyland Employees Get Measles as Outbreak Spreads

Disneyland Employees Get Measles as Outbreak Spreads

Five Disneyland workers contracted measles at the Anaheim park, including two employees who had vaccinations, health... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
Teens Not Vaccinated for Measles Barred From SoCal School

Teens Not Vaccinated for Measles Barred From SoCal School

Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington... Watch »

Jan 20, 2015
Kaiser Study Shows Many Kids Not Vaccinated

Kaiser Study Shows Many Kids Not Vaccinated

Over an 11-year period, Kaiser researchers found there are five geographic clusters where kids are either not... Watch »

Jan 19, 2015
Mental Health Care Workers Strike For Patient Care

Mental Health Care Workers Strike For Patient Care

About 200 Kaiser Permanente mental health workers marched this morning through Oakland to Kaiser's corporate... Read »

Jan 17, 2015
4 Bay Area Flu Deaths Reported

4 Bay Area Flu Deaths Reported

The flu season has taken a turn for the worse in the Bay Area. New figures show the number of flu-related deaths in... Watch »

Jan 18, 2015
5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not... Read »

Jan 23, 2015
Listeria Detected in Apples From Bakersfield Grower

Listeria Detected in Apples From Bakersfield Grower

Granny smith and gala apples are being recalled nationwide after the presence of Listeria monocytogenes was... Read »

Jan 17, 2015
Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal

Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal

Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's... Read »

Jan 16, 2015
7th Suspected Measles Case: Officials

7th Suspected Measles Case: Officials

The person is "closely connected" to the six cases reported Wednesday. Watch »

Jan 15, 2015
Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says

Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says

This year's flu vaccine is less effective at protecting people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said... Read »

Jan 16, 2015
Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries

Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries

After 4 years and 65 surgeries, a boy in Peoria, Arizona, is finally able to talk and breathe on his own after... Watch »

Jan 16, 2015
FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite

FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite

Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that... Read »

Jan 14, 2015

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