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  • Yosemite hantavirus warning expands to 39 countries

     
    U.S. health officials have notified 39 other countries whose citizens they say may be at risk for hantavirus after recently traveling to Yosemite National Park, where a deadly outbreak of the rare, rodent-borne disease has been traced....
  • Yosemite hantavirus: More cases, new worries

     
    Concerns over the hantavirus at Yosemite National Park heightened on Thursday. Two more cases of hantavirus infection were reported, one fatal and the other believed to have originated in the park's high country, marking the first time the outbreak has...
  • Hantavirus in Yosemite: Ninth case reported in another visitor

     
    Another person was sickened by hantavirus traced to Yosemite National Park, the latest in a now nine-case outbreak that has killed three visitors since mid-June....
  • Smoking, obesity rates high among Pacific Islanders

     
    Nearly half of Pacific Islanders reported being smokers, a rate that was three to four times higher than for other Californians, according to research released Monday by the University of Michigan. About 46% of Pacific Islander adults said they were......
  • Hantavirus in Yosemite: 230,000 more visitors notified

     
    Yosemite National Park has again broadened its outreach regarding a recent outbreak of hantavirus, sending notifications to an additional 230,000 people who stayed in the park since early June....
  • Healthcare reform: Mandate or incentive? [Most commented]

     
    In his Op-Ed on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, former professor of public policy William D. Leach dismisses the hype surrounding the measure: There is nothing novel or coercive about linking taxes to the purchase of specific types......
  • UCLA medical officials say patient information data stolen

     
    Officials said Friday that more than 16,000 patients of the UCLA Health System had their personal information stolen and are at risk of possible identity theft....
  • Tom Harkin: Investigate S.C. Gov. Haley about healthcare panel

     
    Harkin blasts Haley: Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is asking for a federal investigation of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, over allegations that she wasted federal dollars by convening a healthcare reform study panel while dictating a...
  • Sebelius in L.A. to announce $9.1 million in aid to med students

     
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited a clinic in downtown Los Angeles on Monday and announced more than $9 million in funding to help medical students repay school loans if they agree to work in underserved areas....
  • State Senate leader backs Medi-Cal expansion

     
    Sen. Darrell Steinberg, the Democratic leader of the state Senate, urged Gov. Jerry Brown to expand the state's public health system as part of the implementation of the federal healthcare overhaul....
  • The Ames Republican debate transcript: Everything they said that you missed

     
    Full text of the Ames Republican Debate on Fox News Channel....