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7 Dead From Legionnaires' Disease at Ill. Veterans Home
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7 Dead From Legionnaires' Disease at Ill. Veterans Home

The death toll from a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home has climbed to seven, and the state's public health director has warned that more fatalities could occur. The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and the state Department of Public Health... Read »

Sep 2, 2015
Doctors Perform Strange Operation to Save Man's Hand

Doctors Perform Strange Operation to Save Man's Hand

Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the "sci-fi" surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old... Watch »

Sep 2, 2015
Too Little Sleep Increases Odds of Catching a Cold: UCSF Study

Too Little Sleep Increases Odds of Catching a Cold: UCSF Study

A new study spearheaded by a UCSF sleep researcher suggests that people who sleep less than six hours per night are... Read »

Sep 1, 2015
Marin School District First in Nation to Go Organic, GMO Free

Marin School District First in Nation to Go Organic, GMO Free

Sausalito Marin City School District has started serving only organic and GMO-free meals to students. Read »

Aug 28, 2015
Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain: FDA

Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain: FDA

Certain diabetes drugs can cause severe and disabling joint pain, the Food and Drug Administration warned patients... Read »

Aug 28, 2015
Your Heart May Be Older Than You Think: Report

Your Heart May Be Older Than You Think: Report

Nearly three out of four U.S. adults have a heart that's older than the rest of their body, according to government... Read »

Sep 1, 2015
SJ, SF Voted Top Cities for Raising Kids

SJ, SF Voted Top Cities for Raising Kids

Healthline gives top marks to San Jose and San Francisco when it comes to raising healthy children. Read »

Aug 31, 2015
3 Generations Linked by Single Womb After Transplant

3 Generations Linked by Single Womb After Transplant

For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his... Watch »

Aug 28, 2015
SFPD Now Equipped to Help Overdose Victims

SFPD Now Equipped to Help Overdose Victims

San Francisco police officers are being equipped with a new trauma kit to help overdose victims. Watch »

Aug 27, 2015
Clothes Carry Germs Into Newborn ICU: Study

Clothes Carry Germs Into Newborn ICU: Study

Parents and other people who come to visit babies in the newborn intensive care unit are sometimes carrying a... Read »

Aug 25, 2015
FDA: Eggless Spread Doesn't Cut It as Mayo

FDA: Eggless Spread Doesn't Cut It as Mayo

A vegan spread called Just Mayo isn't actually mayonnaise, according to U.S. regulators, because it doesn't actually... Read »

Aug 25, 2015
High Risk of Tick-Borne Diseases on Trails

High Risk of Tick-Borne Diseases on Trails

San Francisco Bay Area's trails and open space hold a higher risk of tick-borne disease than previously thought. Read »

Aug 24, 2015
Souping: Hollywood's Latest Health Craze

Souping: Hollywood's Latest Health Craze

Health conscious Californians are abandoning their juice makers for the humble soup, which has been reinvented into... Watch »

Aug 18, 2015
Coffee Aids Colon Cancer Recovery, Study Finds

Coffee Aids Colon Cancer Recovery, Study Finds

Colon cancer patients who enjoy a few cups of coffee a day appear to survive their cancer better and are less likely... Read »

Aug 17, 2015
Judge Upholds Law Prohibiting Physician-Assisted Suicide

Judge Upholds Law Prohibiting Physician-Assisted Suicide

A San Francisco Superior Court judge on Friday upheld the enforcement of California laws dating back 141 years... Watch »

Aug 14, 2015
Right to Die Debate Heads to San Francisco Court

Right to Die Debate Heads to San Francisco Court

California's right to die debate heads to court in San Francisco on Friday, where a number of terminally ill... Watch »

Aug 13, 2015
Former Cal Football Player Sues UC Berkeley Over Concussions

Former Cal Football Player Sues UC Berkeley Over Concussions

A former University of California, Berkeley football player is suing the university for medical malpractice. Watch »

Aug 13, 2015
FDA Approves OxyContin for Children 11 and Older

FDA Approves OxyContin for Children 11 and Older

Under the new approval for children who are suffering from severe, long-term pain, doctors are directed to only... Read »

Aug 14, 2015
Blue Bell Begins 1st Ice Cream Shipments After Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell Begins 1st Ice Cream Shipments After Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed ice cream shipments four months after voluntarily pulling all products from store... Watch »

Aug 11, 2015
FDA Warns Kim Kardashian About Drug Endorsement

FDA Warns Kim Kardashian About Drug Endorsement

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in the... Read »

Aug 12, 2015

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