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Title CBS Sacramento Health News
- California Drought Creates Worse Outlook For West Nile Virus Spread Luis Rodriguez with Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Control says since the drought took hold in 2012, the state has seen West Nile cases in people triple with nearly 800 in 2014. The last time numbers were this high was back in 2005.
- UC Davis Student Diagnosed With Meningococcal Disease A UC Davis student is being treated at a local hospital after being diagnosed with having meningococcal disease.
- Covered California Enrollment Deadline Extended Until April 30 California will offer a special extension to buy health insurance through the state exchange for people who say they weren't aware they would face a tax penalty for being uninsured.
- The Story Of Sharing America's Marrow Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.
- 1.4 Million Californians Sign Up Or Renew Obamacare Coverage A state official says more than 1.4 million Californians have either signed up or renewed their coverage for individual private insurance in the second year of the federal health expansion.
- States' Insurance Departments Investigating Anthem Data Breach Insurance departments in several states plan to lead an investigation into the recent data breach at Anthem.
- Patients Say Popular Antibiotic Caused Devastating Side Effects Fluoroquinolones are among the most widely prescribed type of antibiotics. Many patients say instead of helping them heal, however, these powerful drugs have made them sicker.
- Kraft's Capri Sun To Drop High-Fructose Corn Syrup Kraft Foods says it will start sweetening its Capri Sun drinks with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.
- State Of Georgia Has First Confirmed Case Of Measles Since 2012 State health officials say they've confirmed Georgia's first reported case of measles since 2012.
- Hackers Gain Access To Anthem Insurance Database Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information.
- Study: Many Mental Disorders Affect Same Brain Regions Many different mental disorders stem from the same brain regions, a new study finds.
- Measles Outbreak Draws Politicians Into Vaccination Debate Passion is clearly evident on both sides of the debate, as more than 100 measles cases in the U.S. have come to light in an outbreak linked to Disneyland.
- Walt Disney Co. Reports Strong Growth; Not Impacted By Measles Outbreak The Walt Disney Co. reported another quarter of strong growth on Tuesday, helped by higher revenue from its parks and resorts despite an outbreak of measles at Disneyland in December.
- 5 Helpful Tips For A Long Life Want to live a healthy and happy life for decades to come? David B. Angus, MD, author of "A Short Guide To A Long Life," has five tips to have you living well for years to come.
- 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.