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Workers in red shirts holding signs that say 'NUHW on strike' march on a picket line in front of a large building, with one person talking into a bull horn

Kaiser Mental Health Workers in Northern California Begin 'Open-Ended' Strike Over Staffing Shortages

A person cleans a table with a rag in an indoor space and holds a spray nozzle with their other hand.

Monkeypox Spreads on Surfaces Only in Certain Cases — Here's What to Know

Aerial view of the Laguna Honda Hospital

San Francisco Sues Feds Over Forced Closure of Laguna Honda Hospital

White House Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

A long line of men wait in line in front of a Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Newsom Declares Statewide Emergency Amid Rapid Spread of Monkeypox Virus

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Can Kids Get Monkeypox? What We Know Right Now, for Parents and Caregivers

Someone holds an insulin kit.

To Make Insulin Affordable, California Aims to Create Its Own Brand

Demonstrators standing outside a large building holds signs that say 'Nurses demand action' and 'Monkeypox is not just a gay thing'.

Monkeypox in San Francisco: City Declares State of Emergency As 'Epicenter for the Country'

Monkeypox in the San Francisco Bay Area: What We Know About Symptoms, Cases and Spread