Latest SF Bay Area Healthwatch
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.”
The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.
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.
San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar planned to introduce legislation to regulate the use and sale of electronic-cigarettes in the city.
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.