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Santa Cruz Sentinel
Federal disaster loans offered to commercial Dungeness crab fishermenCrab pots sit idle at the Moss Landing Harbor. High levels of the naturally occ
Federal disaster loans offered to commercial Dungeness crab fishermen
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 10 hours ago
Crab pots sit idle at the Moss Landing Harbor. High levels of the naturally occurring toxin were found in crab caught along the California coastline and pose a significant risk to the public if consumed, according to the California Department of... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Federal disaster loans offered to commercial Dungeness crab fishermenCrab pots sit idle at the Moss Landing Harbor. High levels of the naturally occ
Federal disaster loans offered to commercial Dungeness crab fishermen
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 11 hours ago
Crab pots sit idle at the Moss Landing Harbor. High levels of the naturally occurring toxin were found in crab caught along the California coastline and pose a significant risk to the public if consumed, according to the California Department of... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento County schools may allow special needs students to avoid vaccinesA fiercely contested state law eliminates personal belief exemptions for parent
Sacramento County schools may allow special needs students to avoid vaccines
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 11 hours ago
A fiercely contested state law eliminates personal belief exemptions for parents who oppose vaccines, but California’s new rules may not apply to special education students at some Sacramento County school districts. School leaders say state law... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Health alert: California baby blood stored in genetic warehouseSAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — This may come as a surprise to California natives in t
Health alert: California baby blood stored in genetic warehouse
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 22 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — This may come as a surprise to California natives in their 20s and early 30s: The state owns your DNA. Every year about four million newborns in the U.S. get a heel prick at birth, to screen for congenital disorders, that if... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Heath alert: California baby blood stored in genetic warehouseSAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — This may come as a surprise to California natives in t
Heath alert: California baby blood stored in genetic warehouse
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted yesterday
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — This may come as a surprise to California natives in their 20s and early 30s: The state owns your DNA. Every year about four million newborns in the U.S. get a heel prick at birth, to screen for congenital disorders, that if... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
Stanford develops more accurate test for cystic fibrosisSTANFORD -- Stanford University scientists say they've devised a more accurate
Stanford develops more accurate test for cystic fibrosis
Inside Bay Area / Posted yesterday
STANFORD -- Stanford University scientists say they've devised a more accurate and comprehensive DNA test to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis, the most common fatal genetic disease in the United States. Affecting about one in 3,900 babies born in... Read more
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The Mercury News
Stanford develops more accurate test for cystic fibrosisSTANFORD -- Stanford University scientists say they've devised a more accurate
Stanford develops more accurate test for cystic fibrosis
The Mercury News / Posted yesterday
STANFORD -- Stanford University scientists say they've devised a more accurate and comprehensive DNA test to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis, the most common fatal genetic disease in the United States. Affecting about one in 3,900 babies born in... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Stanford develops more accurate test for cystic fibrosisSTANFORD -- Stanford University scientists say they've devised a more accurate
Stanford develops more accurate test for cystic fibrosis
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted yesterday
STANFORD -- Stanford University scientists say they've devised a more accurate and comprehensive DNA test to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis, the most common fatal genetic disease in the United States. Affecting about one in 3,900 babies born in... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Meningitis-linked bacteria hits 3rd Santa Clara University studentHealth officials said Thursday that a third student at Santa Clara University h
Meningitis-linked bacteria hits 3rd Santa Clara University student
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted yesterday
Health officials said Thursday that a third student at Santa Clara University has tested positive for a meningitis-causing bacteria, while authorities in Alameda County said an employee at Argosy University recently died from the disease in an... Read more
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Ventura County Star
VCMC nurses say wages, turnover compromises careLeaders of a nurses union at Ventura County Medical Center say noncompetitive w
VCMC nurses say wages, turnover compromises care
Ventura County Star / Posted yesterday
Leaders of a nurses union at Ventura County Medical Center say noncompetitive wages spawned high infection rates and other patient safety issues by pushing experienced nurses to private hospitals. They cited Medicare fines over infections and other... Read more
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KTLA-TV Los Angeles
Aggressive Mosquitoes That Can Transmit Zika Virus Are Present in SoCal: Public Health OfficialsThe type of aggressive mosquitoes that transmit the rapidly spreading Zika viru
Aggressive Mosquitoes That Can Transmit Zika Virus Are Present in SoCal: Public Health Officials
KTLA-TV Los Angeles / Posted 2 days ago
The type of aggressive mosquitoes that transmit the rapidly spreading Zika virus are present in Los Angeles County and elsewhere in California, officials said Wednesday. Aedes mosquitoes were identified in the San Gabriel Valley and in eastern part... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
Daughter Wants Answers After Mother with Dementia Disappears from ERSACRAMENTO -- A cut and a busted lip have Mirima Aleem making her second trip
Daughter Wants Answers After Mother with Dementia Disappears from ER
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 2 days ago
SACRAMENTO -- A cut and a busted lip have Mirima Aleem making her second trip to a Sacramento ER this week -- one her daughter says wouldn't have been needed if her first stop at Mercy General would have been handled properly Monday. "I just think... Read more
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The Mercury News
Meningitis FactsSource: National Meningitis Association WHO SHOULD GET THE MENINGOCOCCAL VACCI
Meningitis Facts
The Mercury News / Posted 2 days ago
Source: National Meningitis Association WHO SHOULD GET THE MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE AND WHEN? Two doses of MCV4 are recommended for adolescents 11 through 18 years of age: the first dose at 11 or 12 years of age, with a booster dose at age... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Doctors, activists push for new PrEP treatment to prevent HIV spreadUntil recently, George Raya couldn’t talk about the AIDS epidemic that killed h
Doctors, activists push for new PrEP treatment to prevent HIV spread
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 3 days ago
Until recently, George Raya couldn’t talk about the AIDS epidemic that killed hundreds of thousands of gay men in the 1980s and ’90s. He had lost half his address book to the virus during that time in San Francisco, he said, and thinking about it... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
Some Southern California blood donors asked to postpone giving amid Zika concernsA Sucre Municipality worker fumigates for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmi
Some Southern California blood donors asked to postpone giving amid Zika concerns
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
A Sucre Municipality worker fumigates for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Venezuela is reporting a jump in cases of a rare, sometimes paralyzing syndrome... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
What WHO’s Zika global health emergency declaration means for CaliforniaIn this Jan. 29, 2016 photo, Guadalupe Urquilla, who is pregnant, gives her dau
What WHO’s Zika global health emergency declaration means for California
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
In this Jan. 29, 2016 photo, Guadalupe Urquilla, who is pregnant, gives her daughter Alejandra, 2, a mosquito zapper in their home in San Salvador, El Salvador. As the Zika virus spreads through the hemisphere, authorities in El Salvador have urged... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Santa Clara University: Student may have meningococcal meningitisSANTA CLARA -- A Santa Clara University student is ill with what officials susp
Santa Clara University: Student may have meningococcal meningitis
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 4 days ago
SANTA CLARA -- A Santa Clara University student is ill with what officials suspect is a case of meningococcal meningitis, university officials confirmed on Monday. University spokeswoman Deepa Arora said school administrators have alerted faculty,... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
Santa Clara University: Student may have meningococcal meningitisSANTA CLARA -- A Santa Clara University student is ill with what officials susp
Santa Clara University: Student may have meningococcal meningitis
Inside Bay Area / Posted 4 days ago
SANTA CLARA -- A Santa Clara University student is ill with what officials suspect is a case of meningococcal meningitis, university officials confirmed on Monday. University spokeswoman Deepa Arora said school administrators have alerted faculty,... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
Global emergency declared for Zika virus, but impact on U.S., Southern California, looks minimalIn this Jan. 29, 2016 photo, Guadalupe Urquilla, who is pregnant, gives her dau
Global emergency declared for Zika virus, but impact on U.S., Southern California, looks minimal
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
In this Jan. 29, 2016 photo, Guadalupe Urquilla, who is pregnant, gives her daughter Alejandra, 2, a mosquito zapper in their home in San Salvador, El Salvador. As the Zika virus spreads through the hemisphere, authorities in El Salvador have urged... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Bill Monning: Bill aims to collect state gun death dataI was pleased to see Susan Meister’s piece encouraging support for a public hea
Bill Monning: Bill aims to collect state gun death data
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 6 days ago
I was pleased to see Susan Meister’s piece encouraging support for a public health data collection approach to document gun violence in California. Unfortunately, Susan was unaware that I had already signed on as a co-author of Senate Bill (SB)... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
Despite Zika virus, local travel agencies continue to book flights into affected countriesFILE - In this Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, a female Aedes aegypti mosquito acqui
Despite Zika virus, local travel agencies continue to book flights into affected countries
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, a female Aedes aegypti mosquito acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Aedes aegypti can spread the Zika... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
CA Department of Public Health Slaps Local Hospitals With Hefty FineTwo local hospitals were among eight California hospitals slapped with a hefty
CA Department of Public Health Slaps Local Hospitals With Hefty Fine
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 8 days ago
Two local hospitals were among eight California hospitals slapped with a hefty fine from the California Department of Public Health after investigations found the facilities' noncompliance with licensing requirements caused, or were likely to cause,... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Zika virus confirmed in California, but state’s climate likely to block spreadWhile a case of Zika virus was reported in California this week, health officia
Zika virus confirmed in California, but state’s climate likely to block spread
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 days ago
While a case of Zika virus was reported in California this week, health officials say the state’s dry Mediterranean climate and pest control efforts make it an unlikely home for the mosquitoes that carry the tropical disease. Two species of Aedes... Read more
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Ventura County Star
Surging Zika virus triggers assessments of local risksNeither the Zika virus nor the mosquitoes that can carry it have been found in
Surging Zika virus triggers assessments of local risks
Ventura County Star / Posted 9 days ago
Neither the Zika virus nor the mosquitoes that can carry it have been found in Ventura County, officials said Wednesday. But the virus that may cause brain damage in infants is being spread in more than 20 regions and countries, including Brazil,... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
Health warnings about Zika virus increase, five Californians infectedA health worker stands in the Sambadrome as he sprays insecticide to combat the
Health warnings about Zika virus increase, five Californians infected
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
A health worker stands in the Sambadrome as he sprays insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Inspectors begin to spray insecticide around Sambadrome, the... Read more
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The Mercury News
Bay Area: Opening of Dungeness crab season still not in sightPRINCETON-BY-THE-SEA -- Dungeness crab season has begun in Oregon and Washingto
Bay Area: Opening of Dungeness crab season still not in sight
The Mercury News / Posted 10 days ago
PRINCETON-BY-THE-SEA -- Dungeness crab season has begun in Oregon and Washington, but the delay of California's commercial season continues to drag on, with no end yet in sight. The most recent tests by the California Department of Public Health... Read more
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KCBA FOX 35 Salinas
Domoic acid levels in crab monitored closelyHas the ship sailed on the crab fishing season in Monterey Bay? "Keeps being p
Domoic acid levels in crab monitored closely
KCBA FOX 35 Salinas / Posted 11 days ago
Has the ship sailed on the crab fishing season in Monterey Bay? "Keeps being pushed off into the future, and we really don't know when it is going to open up," said Monterey Harbormaster Steve Scheiblauer. The lack of season has caused widespread... Read more
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Rocklin & Roseville Today
Kindergarten Vaccination Rate On the Rise in Placer CountyVaccination rates have increased for Placer County kindergartners while fewer p
Kindergarten Vaccination Rate On the Rise in Placer County
Rocklin & Roseville Today / Posted 14 days ago
Vaccination rates have increased for Placer County kindergartners while fewer parents are exempting their children from vaccines, according to new data from the California Department of Public Health. Placer's vaccination rate increased from 86.4... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Discovery of disease-carrying rodents prompts county health advisoryConfirmation that mice collected west of Beaumont tested positive for the poten
Discovery of disease-carrying rodents prompts county health advisory
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 15 days ago
Confirmation that mice collected west of Beaumont tested positive for the potentially deadly hantavirus prompted Riverside County health officials today to remind residents to take precautions in places inhabited by rodents. According to the... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Childhood Vaccination Rates Climb In CaliforniaMaybe it was last January's big measles outbreak at Disneyland that scared more
Childhood Vaccination Rates Climb In California
KPBS San Diego / Posted 15 days ago
Maybe it was last January's big measles outbreak at Disneyland that scared more California parents into getting their kids vaccinated. Or maybe health campaigns have become more persuasive. Or maybe schools getting stricter about requiring shots for... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Families sue Fresno psychiatric hospital for wrongful deathsFRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The families of two women who died while in the care of a
Families sue Fresno psychiatric hospital for wrongful deaths
KTVN Reno / Posted 15 days ago
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The families of two women who died while in the care of a Fresno psychiatric hospital are suing for wrongful death and medical malpractice. The Fresno Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1S6YdEP ) that in two separate lawsuits, the... Read more
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Orange County Register
Vaccination rate rises in O.C. schools, following last winter's measles outbreakMore Orange County kindergartners were fully vaccinated this school year, accor
Vaccination rate rises in O.C. schools, following last winter's measles outbreak
Orange County Register / Posted 16 days ago
More Orange County kindergartners were fully vaccinated this school year, according to figures released this week by the California Department of Public Health. Of the 42,007 children who enrolled in public and private kindergartens in the fall,... Read more
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Ventura County Star
Ebola monitoring ends for travelers from West AfricaCalifornia and Ventura County public health officials say they are no longer mo
Ebola monitoring ends for travelers from West Africa
Ventura County Star / Posted 24 days ago
California and Ventura County public health officials say they are no longer monitoring travelers returning from West Africa for Ebola. California Department of Public Health officials announced the end of the monitoring last week. Dr. Robert Levin... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
No Guns for Medical Marijuana UsersFederal law states it is illegal to possess a firearm if you use a controlled s
No Guns for Medical Marijuana Users
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 26 days ago
Federal law states it is illegal to possess a firearm if you use a controlled substance. Marijuana -- even medical marijuana -- is considered a controlled substance. In a response to multiple gun dealers, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Crab feed goes on in AndersonANDERSON — The Anderson Rotary Club kicked off its 41st annual crab feed Saturd
Crab feed goes on in Anderson
The Record Searchlight / Posted 27 days ago
ANDERSON — The Anderson Rotary Club kicked off its 41st annual crab feed Saturday evening at the Shasta District Fair grounds. And despite a bump in the road due to this year's crab supply, the club still managed to purchase 3,500 pounds of the... Read more

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