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Sacramento Patient Does Not Have Ebola, Officials Say

August 21, 2014 | 9:22 pm

Sacramento Patient Does Not Have Ebola, Officials Say

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The state’s Department of Public Health reiterates that chances of an Ebola outbreak here are low.

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Sacramento Patient Being Tested for Possible Exposure to Ebola

August 20, 2014 | 11:28 am

Sacramento Patient Being Tested for Possible Exposure to Ebola

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If the tests prove positive, this would become the first case of the Ebola virus in California.

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Old Muni Buses Are Reborn as Mobile Showers for the Homeless

August 15, 2014 | 8:30 am

Old Muni Buses Are Reborn as Mobile Showers for the Homeless

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A straightforward solution to one of the biggest hardships of living on the street.

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UC Berkeley Study: Sports, Energy Drinks Are as Unhealthy as Soda

August 6, 2014 | 9:04 am

UC Berkeley Study: Sports, Energy Drinks Are as Unhealthy as Soda

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Gatorade was one of the 21 beverages analyzed in the study.

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How Much for a Back MRI in the Bay Area: $255 or $3,700?

August 4, 2014 | 8:30 am

How Much for a Back MRI in the Bay Area: $255 or $3,700?

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People can save $1,000 or more just by going to another facility, sometimes only a short drive away.

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California’s 2015 Obamacare Premiums Will Increase Modestly

August 1, 2014 | 8:00 am

California’s 2015 Obamacare Premiums Will Increase Modestly

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Officials with Covered California say premiums will go up an average 4.2 percent statewide in 2015.

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Insurance Czar: Health Insurers Fear Ballot Measure, Will Restrain Rate Hikes

July 30, 2014 | 8:52 am

Insurance Czar: Health Insurers Fear Ballot Measure, Will Restrain Rate Hikes

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Prop. 45 on November ballot allows insurance commissioner to reject excessive rate hikes. Read More …

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Sonoma County Has Highest Whooping Cough Rate in Statewide Epidemic

July 16, 2014 | 2:06 pm

Sonoma County Has Highest Whooping Cough Rate in Statewide Epidemic

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But a county health official says incidence of disease appears to have peaked after cyclical spike.

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Stanford Study: Inactivity, More Than Diet, Linked to Obesity Increase

July 8, 2014 | 12:38 pm

Stanford Study: Inactivity, More Than Diet, Linked to Obesity Increase

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Long-term health study finds jump in number of people who report no leisure-time physical activity.

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Welfare Advocates Urge Repeal of ‘Maximum Family Grant’

July 3, 2014 | 9:38 am

Welfare Advocates Urge Repeal of ‘Maximum Family Grant’

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Critics say 20-year-old state welfare reform policy penalizes poor children and their mothers.

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