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Title CBS Sacramento Health News
- Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
- Pres. Obama Authorizes National Guard, Reserve Call-up For Ebola In West Africa President Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
- Expert: People Are Much More Likely To Die From The Flu Rather Than Ebola He points out the kind of equipment medical professionals need working directly with Ebola patients is not the same as what is being offered online and not necessary for the public to own.
- Construction Workers Doused With Pesticide From Helicopter On Sutter County Levee Nearly a dozen construction workers were sprayed with pesticide from a helicopter in Sutter County, sending some of them to the hospital with chemical pneumonia.
- Sacramento State Biomedical Team's Breakthrough Could Change The Way You Heal The device is called an autologous thrombin device, and it uses the patients’ own plasma to create a seal so wounds are less likely to get infected.
- What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later? With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?
- Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.
- FDA Approves Weight-Loss Drug Contrave U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments.
- Experimental UC Davis Therapy Treats Depression With Magnets To Head Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation sends magnetic waves through your brain, targeting areas that cause problems such as obesity, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.
- Income Checks Knocking Californians From Health Care Plans To Medi-Cal Some Californians who purchased individual health coverage through the state's insurance exchange are suddenly being dropped or transferred to Medi-Cal, the state Medicaid program for the poor that fewer doctors and providers accept.
- Income Verification Throwing Some Californians Off Health Plans Some Californians who purchased individual health coverage through the state's insurance exchange are suddenly being dropped or transferred to Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program for the poor.
- CVS Changes Name, Stops Tobacco Sales Early As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.
- Algae Taking Over San Joaquin County Delta Waterways Could Pose Health Risk It's green and smelly, and now health officials say it's also toxic. San Joaquin County's algae problem is so bad the health department issued a warning today.
- California's Mentally Ill Inmates To Get Special Units State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift...
- Dogs Get The Blues When Youngsters Go Back To School Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.