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Family Saved At Sea Asks Critics To Hold Judgment

A family lifted from a disabled sailboat hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast with their sick 1-year-old is thanking rescuers and defending their “maritime life.”

04/11/2014

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Tuberculosis, Measles And Rare Polio-like Disease Outbreaks In California Not Linked

Small but unusual outbreaks of tuberculosis, measles and an extremely rare polio-like disease in several regions across California have set off concerns about the risks of exposure. All the infectious disease reports are actively being investigated, and California health officials say it is sheer coincidence that they arose at the same time.

02/28/2014

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Sen. Boxer Asking CDC To Investigate Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Affecting Kids

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.

02/27/2014

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Flu Claims First Calaveras And Plumas Counties This Season

The flu has claimed the life of its first victim in Plumas County. Health officials say the senior passed away last week after being hospitalized from influenza.

02/10/2014

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Flu Now Widespread In California; 5 Deaths Reported

California health officials say flu activity is now widespread throughout the state, and one new death in people under 65 has been reported, bringing this season’s death toll to five people.

01/18/2013

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Calif. 1 Of 3 States In US Without Widespread Flu

Health officials say California is seeing more cases of the flu, but the increase is not unexpected.

01/11/2013

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Drug Shortages Send Hospitals Scrambling For Replacements

A growing shortage of medications for a host of illnesses — from cancer to cystic fibrosis to cardiac arrest — has hospitals scrambling for substitutes to avoid patient harm, and sometimes even delaying treatment.

05/31/2011