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Norovirus Outbreak Sickens 50 at Hotel

Posted: 11/10/2014 - San Mateo County health officials have determined a norovirus outbreak caused more than 50 people at a Redwood City hotel to fall ill last month.

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Almonds Sold at Reno Whole Foods Recalled

Updated: 11/10/2014 - Almonds sold at the Whole Foods on South Virginia Street in Reno are being recalled because they may contain elevated levels of naturally occurring hydrogen cyanide.

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Google Donating to Ebola Fight

Posted: 11/10/2014 - Google is launching a campaign to help fight Ebola by contributing $2 for every dollar people donate to a slew of nonprofits such as Save the Children and the Doctors Without Borders.

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Washoe Health District Monitoring Person Who Traveled to Ebola Area

Updated: 11/07/2014 - A traveler who visited one of three West African nations experiencing an Ebola outbreak and returned to the Reno area is being actively monitored by the Washoe County Health District for appearance of any symptoms of the Ebola virus.

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Berkeley Voters Pass Tax on Sugary Drinks

Posted: 11/05/2014 - Berkeley voters became the first in the country to approve taxing sodas to curb consumption, after costly campaigns by the soda industry helped defeat similar taxes in more than 30 other cities and states in recent years.

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UNICEF Doubles Staff to Fight Ebola

Posted: 11/03/2014 - UNICEF says it is doubling its staff to fight Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and in Sierra Leone, where children make up 20 percent of all cases of the deadly virus.

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Government Argues for Fed Insurance Changes

Posted: 11/03/2014 - The Obama administration is defending its health care law in court, arguing that the text of the law and Congress' intent allow Americans to receive insurance subsidies regardless of whether they're enrolled through insurance markets run by the states or by the government.

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Canada Restricts Visas Amid Ebola Scare

Posted: 10/31/2014 - Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep out the disease.

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Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine for Nurse

Updated: 10/31/2014 - A Maine judge has given nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat in their bid to isolate her.

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5,000 Nevadans Impacted By Healthlink Payment LImbo

Updated: 10/29/2014 - Nevada's beleaguered health insurance exchange, soon run by the feds instead of Xerox, has open enrollment beginning November 15th. But one Reno woman needs her problems solved now before a health emergency hits her or her family.

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Top UN Ebola Official Says New Cases Are Poorly Tracked

Posted: 10/28/2014 - The U.N.'s top Ebola official in West Africa says authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting Ebola in Liberia and in Sierra Leone -- and pinpointing the hot spots in those countries.

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CDC: Voluntary Quarantine Fine for High Ebola Risk

Posted: 10/27/2014 - U.S. health officials on Monday recommended little more than voluntary, at-home quarantine for travelers from West Africa who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola, and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk.

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