Health

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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 Christopher Chin blows vapor from an e-cigarette at Gone With the Smoke Vapor Lounge on May 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.
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All News KCBS Radio
September 24, 2019 - 2:27 pm
California health officials on Tuesday urged consumers to stop vaping of any kind until investigators determine why hundreds of people nationwide have been sickened after using the devices. Health officials in California have been alarmed by the hundreds of people in the U.S. who've been sickened...
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Woman Using Vaping Device
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Mike Colgan
September 24, 2019 - 10:27 am
Santa Clara County is looking into banning the sales of vaping products. .
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Veterinarians up to 3.5 times as likely to die by suicide as general population
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Rebecca Corral
September 22, 2019 - 7:00 am
Veterinarians are up to 3.5 times more likely than the general population to die by suicide.
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 file photo, a salesman at a vape shop exhales while using an e-cigarette in Maine. On Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 530 confirmed and probable cases have been reported from 38 states and one U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
AP News
September 19, 2019 - 4:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday. An eighth death was also reported. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its criminal investigations unit started...
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Tim Ryan
All News KCBS Radio
September 17, 2019 - 3:13 pm
The number of pedestrians who were critically injured in collisions is at an all-time high in San Francisco. There were 55 people on foot who were gravely hurt in crashes with cars in 2018, according to recently released figures from the Department of Public Health. It's the highest total since...
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