Stanford Doctor's Last Letter Project Helping Dying Patients Get ClosureA Stanford doctor is helping her patients write a last letter to loved ones as a way of healing emotional pain and minimizing regret at the end of life in what’s known as the Stanford Friends and Family Letter project.
Pediatricians Dismissing Families Who Won't VaccinateA growing number of pediatricians are dismissing families who don’t want to vaccinate, and they’re now making that move with the blessing of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Berkeley Doctor Opening Clinic To Help Patients End Their LivesCalifornia’s Death with Dignity law takes effect later this week, and a physician in Berkeley has opened up a clinic to help people end their lives.
New California Law Allows Women To Obtain Birth Control Without Doctor’s VisitSoon, 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.
Bay Area Medical Marijuana Clinics Allegedly Run By Organized Criminal Enterprise Still RunningSeven suspects, including two doctors, have been charged so far. Despite the serious criminal allegations, we found the operation hasn't slowed down.
Lesbian Mothers Humiliated After Michigan Doctor Refuses To See Newborn BabyA Detroit-area same-sex couple is raising awareness about discrimination against LGBT parents after a pediatrician refused to treat their newborn baby last October.
Flu Vaccine Only 23 Percent Effective, Doesn't Cover Bug Making Most People SickAs 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.
9 Sickened With Measles After December Disneyland Visits, Including Alameda Co. ResidentAn Alameda County resident contracted measles after visiting a theme park in Southern California last month, public health officials announced on Wednesday.
Doctor Finds 7-Inch-Long Turn Signal Lever In Man's Arm 51 Years After Violent Car CrashA Missouri man discovered he had a 7-inch-long turn signal lever stuck in his arm 50 years after he survived a car crash.
SoCal Surgeon Removes Wrong Kidney From Prisoner; Receives 3 Years ProbationA California surgeon has been disciplined for removing a prisoner's healthy kidney and leaving the diseased one intact.
San Jose Hospital Pioneering New Treatment That Heats, Kills Cancer CellsA new cancer-fighting strategy that kills deadly cells by raising body temperatures is heating up in the Bay Area.
San Francisco-Based Website Helping Patients Solve Mystery Medical IllnessesA San Francisco-based website is helping people solve mystery medical illnesses without the help of a doctor.