Health

Elderly residents of the Riverside Heights Healthcare Center in Jurupa Valley, Calif., are evacuated from their care facility as flames and smoke from the Hill Fire approach Wednesday Oct 30, 2019. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register via AP)
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October 30, 2019 - 7:00 pm
JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire pushed by gale-force winds moved with terrifying speed toward a psychiatric nursing care facility Wednesday, leaving caregivers just 15 minutes to evacuate more than five dozen residents, many of them elderly and confined to wheelchairs and beds. They copied...
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Attorney Mark Lanier gets a hug outside the U.S. Federal courthouse, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Cleveland. The nation's three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the opioid crisis just as the first federal trial over the crisis was due to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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October 21, 2019 - 2:22 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis. The trial, involving Cleveland's Cuyahoga County...
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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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SFO International Terminal
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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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