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A man receives a flu shot. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

San Mateo, Sonoma Counties See 1st Flu-Related Deaths Of Season

Two more Bay Area counties reported their first flu-related deaths of the season on Thursday — San Mateo County and Sonoma County.

01/09/2014

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Stanford University Receives Huge Grant To Study Cancer Cells

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.

01/06/2014

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Nearly 1 Million Californians Could Lose Health Care Plans Under Obamacare

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.

10/29/2013

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5 Things You Need To Know About The ACA

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…

09/30/2013

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Eliminating Copays Helps Reduce Blood Pressure In Kaiser Permanente Study

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.

08/21/2013

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Type 1 Diabetes Drug Developed By UCSF Researcher Strikingly Effective In Clinical Trial

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.

08/12/2013

Dave Parker as an Oakland Athletic in 1989.  (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/ Getty Images)

Former A’s Slugger Dave Parker Coping With Parkinson’s Disease

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.

08/09/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Do Your Research Before You Have A Pet Emergency

The worst time to find a vet is when your pet suddenly falls sick – that’s why it’s important for pet owners to do some research ahead of time.

05/08/2013

7-year-old heart patient and 49ers fan Jacob Murphy of Rio Linda. (Photo courtesy: Packard Children’s Hospital)

7-Year-Old Heart Patient Turns Hospital Room Into 49ers Fan Zone

7-year-old patient Jacob Murphy of Rio Linda is a nuts-about-the-Niners fan who has turned his room at Packard Children’s Hospital into a 49ers Fan Zone.

01/30/2013

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