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The Studio Dental truck in San Francisco. (CBS)

Mobile Dentist’s Office Keeping Bay Area Tech Workers’ Teeth Clean

Bay Area tech companies offer perks like free lunches, on site dry cleaning and car washes as incentives to keep up employee productivity, and now they’re bringing the dentist to the office.

07/16/2014

Crop Duster sprays field (AP)

Link Between Pregnant Women Exposed To Agricultural Pesticides And Autism Found, Study Says

A new study from UC Davis released on Monday found that pregnant women living nearby fields where agricultural pesticides are used, have a higher risk of having a child with developmental delays.

06/23/2014

Hadi Alkhadra 'before' and 'after' surgery at  Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Palestinian Boy Walks For First Time After Stanford Surgeon Fixes His Feet

Hadi Alkhadra suffered from a condition known as ‘stuck joints’ and other orthopedic deformities that prevented him from walking. His feet were so deformed, they were upside down.

06/03/2014

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Salmonella Warning Issued For Products From Novato Natural Foods Company

The California Department of Public Health is warning the public not to eat three products from a Novato-based company that may be
contaminated with salmonella.

05/29/2014

Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has been denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross for his cancer treatments. (CBS)

Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross After Paying $100K In Premiums

A Sonoma County man battling more than a dozen tumors in his body is fighting a new battle with his insurance carrier, who has denied coverage for his treatments.

05/28/2014

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New HPV Test To Screen For Cervical Cancer Not Doing Away With Pap Smears Just Yet

A new method to screen for cervical cancer that would allow women to skip the much-dreaded Pap smear has not yet gained universal acceptance and has instead created a debate over which screening method is preferable.

05/21/2014

Oakland officers at the scene of a manhunt near Roosevelt Middle School  (CBS)

Inner-City Oakland Youth Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

In the inner city, a health problem is making it harder for young people to learn. The Centers for Disease Control said 30 percent of inner-city kids suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a medical condition that some observers outside the urban core have taken to calling “hood disease.”

05/16/2014

(Photo Credit: Fabrice Coffrini/ Getty Images)

The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Covered California Makes Push For Health Care Enrollment Before Deadline

Enrollment fairs will be held across the Bay Area this upcoming weekend as Covered California makes an all-out push to get as many people as possible signed up for health insurance before the March 31 deadline.

03/04/2014

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