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New California Law Allows Women To Obtain Birth Control Without Doctor’s Visit

Soon, it will be much easier for women in the Bay Area and California to obtain birth control. A new law allows women to skip the doctor and go right to the pharmacy.

06/05/2015

420 MD medical marijuana clinic. (CBS)

Bay Area Medical Marijuana Clinics Allegedly Run By Organized Criminal Enterprise Still Running

Seven suspects, including two doctors, have been charged so far. Despite the serious criminal allegations, we found the operation hasn’t slowed down.

03/17/2015

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Lesbian Mothers Humiliated After Michigan Doctor Refuses To See Newborn Baby

A Detroit-area same-sex couple is raising awareness about discrimination against LGBT parents after a pediatrician refused to treat their newborn baby last October.

02/19/2015

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Flu Vaccine Only 23 Percent Effective, Doesn’t Cover Bug Making Most People Sick

As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn’t include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.

01/15/2015

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9 Sickened With Measles After December Disneyland Visits, Including Alameda Co. Resident

An Alameda County resident contracted measles after visiting a theme park in Southern California last month, public health officials announced on Wednesday.

01/07/2015

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Doctor Finds 7-Inch-Long Turn Signal Lever In Man’s Arm 51 Years After Violent Car Crash

A Missouri man discovered he had a 7-inch-long turn signal lever stuck in his arm 50 years after he survived a car crash.

01/02/2015

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SoCal Surgeon Removes Wrong Kidney From Prisoner; Receives 3 Years Probation

A California surgeon has been disciplined for removing a prisoner’s healthy kidney and leaving the diseased one intact.

12/03/2014

Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose is treating some cancer patients with something they call Hyperthermia. (CBS)

San Jose Hospital Pioneering New Treatment That Heats, Kills Cancer Cells

A new cancer-fighting strategy that kills deadly cells by raising body temperatures is heating up in the Bay Area.

11/23/2014

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San Francisco-Based Website Helping Patients Solve Mystery Medical Illnesses

A San Francisco-based website is helping people solve mystery medical illnesses without the help of a doctor.

11/09/2014

A syringe filled with influenza vaccination is seen at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 14, 2014 in Concord, California. Public health officials are encouraging residents to get flu shots as an aggressive strain of the H1N1 'swine flu' has killed 15 people in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fear Of Ebola Dominates While Influenza Kills Thousands A Year In U.S.; Only Half Of Population Gets Flu Shot

There are plenty of fears floating around surrounding the Ebola virus, but flu season is coming up and many people don’t seem to be all that worried and often do not take precautions against it that are available.

11/03/2014

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