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Health Lung expert explains how air quality could get worse Lung expert explains how air quality could get worse (Video)
Morning weather forecaster Aaron Perlman talks with the American Lung Association's Heather Dumais as she explains how the San Joaquin Valley's air may get worse. Plus, what the particulate matter in the atmosphere is doing to our lungs, and who's most susceptible.
Health Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates
Dr. Robert Fuller didn't hesitate to go to Indonesia to treat survivors of the 2004 tsunami, to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake or to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon last year. But he's given up on going to West Africa to care for Ebola patients this winter.
Health Students in KRV sick with flu-like symptoms Students in KRV sick with flu-like symptoms (Video)
“We had several students that went home and several parents that had called in at the elementary school,” said Shive. “Mainly in the kindergarten and first grade classes.”
Health Prop 45 fails: Voters defeat health insurance rate initiative
California voters on Tuesday shot down a ballot initiative that sought to expand the state insurance commissioner's authority after health insurance companies poured millions of dollars into advertising to fight it.
Health Prop 46 fails: Attempt to raise medical malpractice cap defeated
Voters on Tuesday soundly defeated a proposal to lift a decades-old cap on courtroom damages for medical negligence, after a multimillion-dollar political duel pitting trial lawyers against doctors and insurers.
Health Ebola: Scientists try to predict how bad it can get Ebola: Scientists try to predict how bad it can get
Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.
Health Starbucks to baristas: Don't put a ring on it Starbucks to baristas: Don't put a ring on it (Video)
Seattle-based Starbucks is telling baristas and other retail employees to refrain from wearing almost all jewelry, including engagement rings, while at work. The coffee giant says it is adhering to federal food safety guidelines, as it amps up food offerings at thousands of stores over the next five years.
Health Questions, answers about California's Ebola policy
The California Department of Public Health has issued a 21-day quarantine order for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients, but the restrictions will be determined by county health officers depending on the individual's level of risk exposure.
Health California orders risk-based Ebola quarantine
California health officials announced Wednesday that the state is requiring a 21-day quarantine for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients.