Health

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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Carrie Hodousek
June 26, 2019 - 3:56 pm
The e-cigarette fight is making its way to the voting booth. San Francisco-based vaping giant Juul is pushing to get on the November ballot to block the city’s recent ban of its products.
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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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Margie Shafer
June 24, 2019 - 12:57 pm
Fentanyl is now the leading cause of opioid overdoses in San Francisco, surpassing prescription pills and heroin, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
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aniela Chavarriaga holds her daughter, Emma Chavarriaga, as pediatrician Jose Rosa-Olivares, M.D. administers a measles vaccination during a visit to the Miami Children's Hospital on June 02, 2014 in Miami, Florida.
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Holly Quan
June 21, 2019 - 11:36 am
Hundreds of people, including sobbing parents, jammed a Sacramento hearing room as a controversial bill to revise the state's rules for vaccinating children cleared a key legislative hurdle on Thursday.
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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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Bob Butler
June 18, 2019 - 11:04 pm
San Francisco Supervisors voted on Tuesday to ban the distribution, sale and manufacturing of e-cigarettes, an unprecedented move in this country that was motivated by the rise in underage vaping . But business owners who sell electronic cigarettes have vowed to put a measure on November’s ballot...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, an opponent of a measure to toughen the rules for vaccination exemptions gives a thumbs down as the bill's author, state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, makes his closing statements in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Pan have agreed to limit the role of public health officials in approving doctors' vaccine decisions. But the health officials will increase their oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions. Sen. Richard Pan announced the changes Tuesday, June 18 after Newsom said he had doubts about giving state public health officials instead of local doctors the authority to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 18, 2019 - 11:32 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public health officials would have more oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the bill's author disclosed the deal aimed at cracking down...
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In this Monday, June 17, 2019, photo, Joshua Ni, 24, and Fritz Ramirez, 23, vape from electronic cigarettes in San Francisco. San Francisco supervisors are considering whether to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes in an effort to crack down on youth vaping. The plan would ban the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes, as well as prohibit e-cigarette manufacturing on city property. (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado)
June 17, 2019 - 10:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors are considering Tuesday whether to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes as part of an effort to crack down on youth vaping. Supervisors will weigh a ban on the sale and distribution of e...
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A beach in Santa Cruz.
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Jennifer Hodges
June 14, 2019 - 5:21 pm
Santa Cruz county officials are doing what they can to get the upper hand on discarded syringes from drug users.
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Calstar responders handle a medical emergency on the Mendocino County coast.
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Jeffrey Schaub
June 12, 2019 - 11:10 pm
Operators who fly helicopters to remote parts of Sonoma and Mendocino counties and other parts of California for medical emergencies warn that they may have to cut services if the state doesn't continue providing Medi-Cal reimbursments.
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The documentary "5B" covers the creation of the first hospital ward for AIDS patients in San Francisco.
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Jenna Lane
June 10, 2019 - 12:05 pm
The story of a pioneering group of nurses is being told on the big screen nearly 40 years after they set up the first ward for AIDS patients at San Francisco General Hospital.
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