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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. A teenage girl traveling from New Zealand to Southern California this month was infectious with highly contagious measles and may have exposed others at Disneyland and a nearby hotel, health officials said Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
AP News
August 24, 2019 - 12:05 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Public health officials say people who visited Disneyland and other Southern California tourist spots last week may have been exposed to measles. Officials say a teenage girl from New Zealand had the highly contagious disease and may have spread it during her visit —...
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FILE- In this June 4, 2019, file photo, a Planned Parenthood clinic is photographed in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 19, 2019 - 3:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood's acting president and CEO, said the...
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Mitchell Peterson of Oakland, the recipient of California Pacific Medical Center's 500th heart transplant.
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Matt Bigler
August 14, 2019 - 2:50 pm
The California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco is celebrating the completion of its 500th heart transplant. The recipient was an Oakland man who nearly died waiting for a transplant.
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Public Pit Stop toilet in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood
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Matt Bigler
August 13, 2019 - 2:04 pm
San Francisco has rolled out public bathrooms that will be open around the clock and staffed with an attendant in three neighborhoods.
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San Francisco and Oakland at sunset.
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August 13, 2019 - 7:29 am
The eighth "spare the air' day alert has been issued for Tuesday because of unhealthy levels of smog in the Bay Area.
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Juul e-cigarettes and pods for sale
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Melissa Culross
August 09, 2019 - 3:36 pm
An obscure step in San Francisco’s elections process became the center of a heated fight Friday over an upcoming ballot measure to overturn the city’s ban on e-cigarettes.
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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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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
August 09, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Fentanyl overdoses in San Francisco have reached a new high.
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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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KCBS Radio Midday News
August 06, 2019 - 1:19 pm
There's a war of words going on at San Francisco City Hall between proponents and opponents of an effort to overturn the city's ban on vaping products . The front for Tuesday's verbal skirmish is the little-known offices of the Ballot Simplification Committee at the Department of Elections. Juul...
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The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic closed in July 2019 after 52 years of service.
Health Right 360
August 06, 2019 - 10:50 am
A hippie-era landmark in the Haight has closed its doors. After 52 years of service, the Haight- Ashbury Free Clinic at Clayton and Ashbury streets closed in July. The clinic was started by Dr. David E. Smith in 1967 to offer San Francisco residents free, non-judgmental medical treatment at any...
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Kristy Dodge and her son Jasper at CPMC Van Ness Hospital in San Francisco
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Carrie Hodousek
August 02, 2019 - 10:53 am
Premature babies struggling to feed in the hospital are getting the help they need through a new music device.
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