Latest SF Bay Area Healthwatch
Bay Area Rapid Transit and East Bay health authorities warned BART passengers on Thursday to seek medical attention if they begin exhibiting any symptoms of measles after authorities learned that an infected and contagious person rode BART in the East Bay last week.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland is using a cutting edge, robot-aided surgical procedure by that is less invasive than traditional surgeries and causes less scarring.
A San Francisco health sub-committee recommends the city hand out free crack pipes as a means of slowing the spread of AIDS. They say the controversial idea is not new, and is already successful in other countries. No surprise that not everyone agrees.
As flu season continues this winter, Santa Clara County reported two more flu-related deaths Friday, bringing the Bay Area total to 23.
Two more Bay Area counties reported their first flu-related deaths of the season on Thursday — San Mateo County and Sonoma County.
Cancer research at Stanford University received a major boost in the form of a multi-million dollar grant that will be used to study the recurrence of the disease.
The head of California’s new health insurance exchange estimates that nearly one million Californians may see their health insurance plans disappear when the Affordable Care Act kicks in.
The Affordable Care Act is a nationwide effort to cover millions more people with health insurance. There are five key things to know about your options…
Giving patients easier-to-take medicine and no-copay medical visits may help drive down high blood pressure, a major contributor to poor health and untimely deaths nationwide, a new study by Kaiser Permanente in Northern California suggests.