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The San Francisco Department of Public Health launched a

SF Health Department campaign aims to lower HIV transmission rate among black men

The San Francisco Department of Public Health launched a new campaign Wednesday…

 

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California Department of Public Health encourages caution around wild mushrooms

In the wake of recent wet weather, Dr. Karen Smith, the Director…

 

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Flu fatality in LA County marks first of the year for those under age 65

An influenza-associated fatality in Los Angeles County marks the first such death…

 

SFPD Officer Leroy Thomas uses a radar gun near Howard and 6th streets in San Francisco on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F Examiner)

Police to target speedsters on 12 streets in San Francisco

Speedsters be warned: Starting next week, the cops are coming for you.…

SFPD Officer Leroy Thomas uses a radar gun near Howard and 6th streets in San Francisco on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F Examiner)
Blood samples from pregnant women are analyzed for the presence of the Zika virus, at Guatemalan Social Security maternity hospital in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

SF confirms three more cases of Zika virus

Three new cases of Zika virus were diagnosed in San Francisco in…

Blood samples from pregnant women are analyzed for the presence of the Zika virus, at Guatemalan Social Security maternity hospital in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
A man sits on the sidewalk along Eddy Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Decade of tracking homeless deaths in SF sheds light on imperfect system

Note to Readers: This story is part of a package investigating the…

A man sits on the sidewalk along Eddy Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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San Francisco’s $9 billion question

Working for the president of the Board of Supervisors, I spend my…

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Dr. Paul Volberding, who treated The City's first HIV and AIDS patients at San Francisco General Hospital in the early 1980s, has been named director of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research that seeks to cure HIV in the next five years. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

New $20 million SF institute bolsters effort to cure HIV

When Dr. Paul Volberding began treating San Francisco’s first HIV and AIDS…

Dr. Paul Volberding, who treated The City's first HIV and AIDS patients at San Francisco General Hospital in the early 1980s, has been named director of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research that seeks to cure HIV in the next five years. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The new San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center on Potrero Avenue will house the emergency department, acute inpatient beds and operating room. (Courtesy Perretti and Parks Pictures)

New SFGH building on pace for May opening

Eight years in the making, the new San Francisco General Hospital and…

The new San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center on Potrero Avenue will house the emergency department, acute inpatient beds and operating room. (Courtesy Perretti and Parks Pictures)

High levels of tooth decay reported among Mission's Latino youth

Health officials Tuesday expressed concerns over the dental health of Latino youth…

SF public health department sees record $2 billion budget

Mayor Ed Lee’s proposed $8.9 billion city budget announced Monday set aside…

Mike KoozminThe City's Compliance Education Program for restaurants guides businesses through compliance rather than flagging problems and just expecting them to be fixed.

SF health department program helps bring restaurants up to code

When James Sheh bought 848 Washington St. from the owner of the…

Mike KoozminThe City's Compliance Education Program for restaurants guides businesses through compliance rather than flagging problems and just expecting them to be fixed.
Courtesy UC San FranciscoThis rendering shows the proposed UCSF research facility at S.F. General Hospital.

New UCSF research facility navigating red tape

Two decades in the making, a new $160 million UC San Francisco…

Courtesy UC San FranciscoThis rendering shows the proposed UCSF research facility at S.F. General Hospital.

Body found in debris-filled Inner Richmond home

San Francisco firefighters equipped with oxygen tanks recovered a body from a…

SF Examiner file photoSF General Hospital

SFGH formalizing security management plans following 2013 patient death

Officials are formalizing security protocols for the Department of Public Health and,…

SF Examiner file photoSF General Hospital
Rich Pedroncelli/AP file photoWith measles cases popping up in Southern California and the Bay Area

SFUSD board may update vaccination policy

The San Francisco Unified School District is considering updating its vaccination policy…

Rich Pedroncelli/AP file photoWith measles cases popping up in Southern California and the Bay Area

SFUSD urging students to get measles vaccinations amid statewide outbreak

The San Francisco Unified School District is urging measles vaccinations for all…

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Skilled-nursing facilities must meet minimum level of staffing

This week's question comes from Felicity H., who asks: Q: "Over the…

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SF hospitals working quickly to obtain gear to battle Ebola

San Francisco hospitals are scrambling to equip themselves with the appropriate gear…

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Healthy San Francisco may be extended until the end of 2015

Healthy San Francisco participants may be able to stay covered under The…