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Oregon Officials Hope New Law Leads To More Child Vaccinations

Oregon leads the nation in the percentage of kids entering kindergarten with non-medical waivers for one or more vaccinations. State health officials hope a law taking effect March 1 changes that by requiring parents to get the facts before opting out.

02/23/2014

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Mom Of California Teen Called ‘Brain Dead’ Speaks

Nailah Winkfield says she believes her daughter, Jahi McMath, is “much better physically” since she was removed from Children’s Hospital Oakland last month.

02/19/2014

Bay Area Student May Have Exposed Thousands To Measles On Public Transit

San Francisco Bay Area health officials issued a public warning that a college student with measles could have exposed thousands of others when he attended classes and rode public transit.

02/14/2014

Babies' brain responds to frequent and sustained talking from either parent. (Getty Images)

Talking To Babies Helps Their Brains Develop More Quickly

Talking more often is good, using longer sentences is better.

02/14/2014

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Study: Fast Food Consumers’ BMIs Go Up By .03 Per Meal

A recent study suggests that a person’s body mass index, or BMI, increases by .03 every time he or she consumes a fast food meal.

02/03/2014

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SF Lawmakers Float 2 Cent-Per-Ounce Soda Tax

San Francisco officials again are trying to improve residents’ health and raise money for government coffers by taxing soda and other sweetened drinks, an effort that’s previously failed to gain traction locally and in other U.S. cities.

02/01/2014

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Study: Men Who Marry At Age 25 Or Older Have Better Bone Health

According to a recent study out of UCLA, getting married at the age of 25 or older is good for a man’s bones.

01/24/2014

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Chef Claims State Law Requiring Gloves For Food Handlers Will Negatively Affect His Work

Ken Uechi has been making sushi for 8 years and considers himself an artist. But he says a new law is adding an unwanted layer to his work.

01/24/2014

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Target Cuts Health Insurance Coverage To Part-Time Employees

Target Corp. says it will no longer be offering health care coverage for its part-time workers. The discounter is citing new options now available through health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

01/22/2014

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Number Of Flu-Related Deaths In Calif. This Season Jumps To 45

The number of confirmed deaths in California due to the flu this season has jumped to 45, an increase of 38 over last week, according to a statement by the California Department of Public Health.

01/17/2014

A judge ruled Jahi McMath can be moved to another facility as long as her mother accepts full responsibility for the consequences. (Credit: family photo)

Move Considered For Girl Declared Brain Dead

The family of 13-year-old Jahi McMath and a California hospital are in talks to move her to another facility.

01/04/2014

Thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath was declared brain dead after complications following a tonsillectomy. (Credit: Family Photo)

Talks Ordered In California Brain Dead Girl Case

A federal magistrate will oversee the mandatory talks between representatives of Children’s Hospital Oakland and the family of Jahi McMath,

01/03/2014

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