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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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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, JUUL Labs co-founder and Chief Product Officer James Monsees testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 02, 2019 - 8:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry. The donations from Juul's political action...
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San Franciscans spend more money on alcohol than residents of any American city, according to government research.
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Rebecca Corral
July 31, 2019 - 4:53 pm
The problem of heavy drinking, long associated with younger generations, is becoming more common among senior citizens, according to new research. “No American who is older should be drinking more than three drinks a day,” CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula said. A new study published in...
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Chef Dominique Crenn
Liam Mayclem
July 31, 2019 - 3:26 pm
Chef Dominique Crenn is on a mission, a "WAKE UP" mission and is inspiring people around the world to partake.
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Pedalfest Oakland, KCBS Radio To-Do List
Pedalfest
Melissa Culross
July 31, 2019 - 1:06 pm
Explore art, history or science in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend. The KCBS Radio To-Do List has plenty of suggestions for ways to expand your mind.
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Kelly Fisher, USA TODAY NETWORK Tennessee
KCBS Radio Afternoon News
July 31, 2019 - 12:31 pm
San Francisco-based Juul Labs is under investigation in Connecticut over claims that vaping helps smokers quit.
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July 30, 2019 - 1:00 am
PHILADELPHIA ( KYW Newsradio ) — Having trouble falling asleep? Showering at the right time and temperature can help. A nice warm shower or bath about an hour or two before bed will help your body temperature regulate to the ideal range for sleep, according to Dr. Rich Friedenheim, the medical...
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