Health

aroline Oliveira (L) and Rachel Scherdin help unveil one of 50 sunscreen dispensers that are being setup along the beach on March 13, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Kim Wonderley
August 29, 2019 - 11:02 am
If your next trip includes Hawaii, Mexico or maybe even the Florida Keys, choose your sunscreen wisely. Kim Wonderley takes a look at their environmental impact in this week's Road Report.
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. State attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, they are in active negotiations with Purdue Pharma, maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, as they attempt to reach a landmark settlement over the nation's opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
AP News
August 28, 2019 - 6:10 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — States and local governments are in talks to settle lawsuits with the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin that is facing billions of dollars in potential liability for its role in the nation's opioid crisis. Suits filed by more than 2,000 state, local and tribal...
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Judge Thad Balkman arrives to give his decision in the Opioid Lawsuit in Norman, Okla., Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Balkman found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid drug crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to help abate the problem in the coming years. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool)
AP News
August 26, 2019 - 11:06 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million, more than twice the amount another drug manufacturer agreed to pay in a settlement. Cleveland County...
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Motorcyclist on California Freeway
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Jeffrey Schaub
August 26, 2019 - 4:06 pm
The California Highway Patrol has urged both drivers of cars and trucks, and motorcyclists to take great care when sharing the road.
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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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