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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, an American flag flutters in the breeze outside of the Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. Opening arguments begin Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in the antitrust case against Sutter Health, one of California's largest hospital systems, which is facing a trial over accusations that it has used its market dominance to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
AP News
October 10, 2019 - 12:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California's largest hospital systems is facing a trial over accusations that it has used its market dominance to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills. The antitrust lawsuit against Sutter Health, which operates 24 hospitals with 5,500 doctors...
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Bags of heroin, some laced with fentanyl, are displayed before a press conference regarding a major drug bust, at the office of the New York Attorney General, September 23, 2016 in New York City.
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October 09, 2019 - 9:39 am
Four inmates and eight San Francisco sheriff's deputies were hospitalized Tuesday after they were apparently exposed to fentanyl in the county jail. The discovery of an unresponsive inmate unleashed the chain of events that sickened the group. "The deputies who administered the CPR and were on the...
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Matt Bigler
October 08, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Passengers on a flight out of SFO may have recently been exposed to Hepatitis A. Health officials say a flight attendant was Patient Aero.
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KCBS Radio Weekend News
October 06, 2019 - 8:30 am
A monthly phone call can stave off depression and ER visits for people with dementia and their caregivers.
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E-cigarette vapor
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
October 03, 2019 - 2:56 pm
(KCBS Radio) – More than 1,000 people across the U.S. have now fallen ill from a vaping-related injury. The CDC and the FDA confirmed Thursday that 1,080 people in 48 states and one U.S. territory have come down with a respiratory illness that has been linked to use of a vaping product. 18 people...
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Jeremy Wong blows vapor from an e-cigarette at The Vaping Buddha on January 23, 2018 in South San Francisco, California.
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
October 03, 2019 - 1:49 pm
(KCBS Radio) - The outbreak of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. has surpassed 1,000 cases . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 1,080 confirmed and probable cases have been reported across 48 states and one U.S. territory, including 18 deaths. While public health...
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Tarrah Gibbons
October 03, 2019 - 10:56 am
Amid rising concerns over the EEE (eastern equine encephalitis) virus, RADIO.COM brought in an infectious diseases expert to explain how to best to protect yourself. Dr. Robert Glatter from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City said the virus is a rare, life-threatening virus that can cause...
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Woman Using Vaping Device
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KCBS Radio Morning News
September 30, 2019 - 10:23 am
The soaring popularity of vaping products, both legal and black market knock-offs, is fueling a public health crisis that has vexed the medical community.
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Christopher Chin blows puffs on an e-cigarette as he waits for customers at Gone With the Smoke Vapor Lounge on May 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.
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Matt Bigler
September 27, 2019 - 12:55 pm
Health experts are warning that the coming flu season could make it harder to diagnose the rising number of illness related to vaping. The symptoms of vaping-related illnesses and influenza are strikingly similar, said Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, a public health official in Seattle. Fever, weakness and a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students at the school in Massachusetts. On Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 805 confirmed and probable cases have been reported to have a vaping-related breathing illness, and the death toll has risen to 12. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
AP News
September 26, 2019 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds more Americans have been reported to have a vaping-related breathing illness, and the death toll has risen to 13, health officials said Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 805 confirmed and probable cases have been reported, up 52% from the 530...
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