Latest SF Bay Area Healthwatch
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.
A drug designed to block the advance of type 1 diabetes in its earliest stages is strikingly effective in the phase 2 clinical trial, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.
Seven-time major-league All-Star Dave Parker is dealing with Parkinson’s disease. The 62-year-old Parker, who played with the Oakland A’s in 1988 and 1989, said he is able to get by without medication at this point and relies on a healthy diet and plenty of exercise.