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More Privacy Protection Sought for Feds' Health Care Website

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Jack Gillum | Jan 27
Privacy advocates say the Obama administration needs to make more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website.

Measles Outbreak Could Spread to New States

Jan 27
The number of measles cases from the outbreak that started in Disneyland in December has nearly doubled. At least 85 cases are now confirmed in seven states -- the latest in Nebraska. And as Carter Evans reports, the outbreak could spread even further.

SF General Announces Tenth Annual Heroes & Hearts Luncheon

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 26
On February 12, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation will debut the brand new artworks of the 'Hearts in San Francisco' series at their tenth annual Heroes & Hearts Luncheon and Hearts After Dark on the field at AT&T Park.

New Link Between Pneumonia and Other Serious Illnesses

Jan 23
Health Headlines: Patients hospitalized for pneumonia have a significantly higher risk for heart attack or stroke, according to a new study. Also, a new warning about products with BPA. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health stories.

Measles Outbreak Tied to Disneyland Grows to 70 Illnesses

By Alicia Chang | Jan 23
A measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in CA led to warnings against visiting the happiest place on Earth if tourists or their children have not been vaccinated against the highly contagious respiratory disease that has sickened 70 people.

Transgender Adolescents More Likely to Be Depressed

By EDGE | Jan 23
A new study based on data from the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center shows what a handful of local and regional studies on transgender youth have long suggested: Transgender youth have disparately negative mental health outcomes.

Evidence Shows Yoga Is Beneficial Therapy for Cardiovascular Health

By EDGE | Jan 23
A new study posted in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology shows that yoga is just as good as cardio in reducing risk factors.

Are Transgender Veterans at Greater Risk of Suicide?

By EDGE | Jan 22
Veterans of the U.S. armed forces who have received a diagnosis consistent with transgender status are more likely to have serious suicidal thoughts and plans to attempt suicide.

5 Acne Myths and Truths

By EDGE | Jan 22
The array of misinformation floating around about acne is astounding. From how eating greasy foods will lead to breakouts to home remedies and old wives' tales, when pimples start popping up, so does the advice. But how do you separate fact from fiction?

Gov. Health Care Website Quietly Sharing Personal Data

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Jack Gillum | Jan 21
The government's health insurance website is quietly sending consumers' personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing, The Associated Press has learned.

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