Latest SF Bay Area Healthwatch
A cancer patient often has another concern: how to get to all those medical appointments. But that’s where this week’s Jefferson Award winner steps in. Sherry Higgs knows firsthand what it’s like to battle cancer. And she’s devoting her life to make sure patients get a ride.. and a friend.
Artificial trans fats can raise levels of “bad” cholesterol and lower “good” cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
Call it the most literal “beach bum” study ever. Occasionally in science, the topic of your research and the perfect subjects in which to study it correlate in unique ways, case in point — surfers and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. More specifically, surfer’s colons.
Another San Francisco hospital plans to stop offering sugar sweetened beverages, saying that the drinks are unhealthy.
Since humans first gazed at the heavens, birth months have been examined for clues about our lives. Now, scientists have discovered our birth months may actually determine the risk of developing certain diseases.
Animal bites are already more common during summer because everyone spends more time outside, but the drought exacerbates the rabies risk.
Scientists have discovered how nerve cells stabilize visual images…
While covering a story on cell phone radiation, reporter Julie Watts asks a personal aside: “How dangerous is it that I keep two cellphones and a wireless baby monitor in our bedroom where my child sleeps? ” The response prompted her to declare her bedroom wireless-free.
We’d all love to feed our little angels an all-organic diet, but who can afford it when organic produce can cost almost 50% more? This is a great resource to help parents narrow down when you should go out of your way to buy organic, and when you can get away with running by the corner store to grab an avocado on the way home from work.