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Closure of Alta Bates Hospital endangers community health

Sutter Health plans to shut down Berkeley’s only acute-care hospital, Alta Bates Medical Center, one mile from the UC Berkeley campus and the beloved birthplace of thousands of area residents, including many in the UC Berkeley community. If you are a UC Berkeley student, your health and wellbeing are at risk
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Berkeley physician opens end-of-life practice in city

On Thursday, Berkeley physician Lonny Shavelson opened a health practice that specializes in end-of-life care for terminally ill patients, the same day that the End of Life Bill — which legalizes assisted suicide for terminally ill patients — went into effect.
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