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Title CBS Sacramento Health News
- Measles Test Comes Back Negative For Placer County Patient A Sacramento County man who was recently treated at an urgent care center and hospital in Placer County and suspected of having measles has tested negative for the illness.
- Two New Measles Cases Reported In Marin County Two new cases of measles popped up overnight in Marin County. Health officials say the patients are siblings and were not vaccinated.
- California Declares Electronic Cigarettes A Health Threat California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be strictly regulated like tobacco products.
- Frequently Asked Questions About Measles With the recent measles outbreak at Disneyland, many people have had questions about the spread of measles in the U.S. Here are some the most frequently asked questions the CDC has received about the disease.
- People Not Vaccinated For Measles Urged To Avoid Disneyland California health officials issue the warning after measles outbreaks reported at Disney's Southern California theme parks.
- High Concentrations Of Unvaccinated Kids In Sacramento Area A new study shows that there are extremely high concentrations of unvaccinated children in northern California, with three of the top five clusters of unvaccinated kids in our area.
- Measles Scare Closes San Diego Clinic Several people showed up at the clinic with fevers and rashes, prompting health officials to shut down in case it turns out to be a measles outbreak.
- Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.
- Uncommon Diseases Making Comeback As Parents Don't Vaccinate Children On Wednesday, at least nine measles cases were tied to Disneyland visits. Health officials say in that outbreak, one person came to the park and infected others. But doctors say in many cases, the spread could have been prevented.
- Officials: 9 People Got Measles On Trips To Disney's California Parks State health officials say seven Californians and two people in Utah have confirmed cases of measles likely contracted on a trip to Disney theme parks in California in December.
- US Moves To End Ban On Blood Donations By Gay Men Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.
- Group Collecting Healthy Food For Kids Over Holiday Break A local holiday food drive is helping families stay away from junk food by serving more fresh produce.
- How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.
- Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.
- Health Insurance Sign-Ups Coming To Shopping Malls The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people...