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McNerney on Ebola in the U.S.

U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, issued the following statement over the weekend on the recent cases of Ebola in the U.S.: “I am monitoring the situation with regards to the current Ebola outbreak. My primary concern is the health and safety of our families and health care workers. I will be meeting with officials from [...]

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CDC, Frontier Airlines Issue Ebola Notifications

The following statements were issued this morning by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Frontier Airlines after a second Dallas-area health care worker tested positive for Ebola: CDC and Frontier Airlines Announce Passenger Notification Underway On the morning of Oct. 14, the second healthcare worker reported to the hospital with a low-grade [...]

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VOTE for Emergency Food Bank today!

The Emergency Food Bank and Family Services of Stockton and San Joaquin County submitted a cause with State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist Program 2014 and were accepted for the Growing Green, Eating Lean program. The first 4,000 causes were accepted. A panel of youth reviewed all of the causes and narrowed them down to the top [...]

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ER Wait Watcher: Which ER will see you the fastest?

Heading to the emergency room? ProPublica provides a great tool to help. You may wait a while before a doctor or other treating professional sees you — and the hospital nearest to you might not be the one that sees you the fastest. Click here to look up average ER wait times, as reported by hospitals [...]

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Fraud alert for health insurance consumers

California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued the following alert regarding the removal of 10 private health insurance websites that may have misled Californians by imitating Covered California, the state’s official online health insurance marketplace: “These websites fraudulently imitated Covered California in order to lure consumers away from plans that provide the benefits of the Affordable [...]

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