Californians Fight Surprise Medical Bills From Out-of-Network PhysiciansA growing number of Californians are getting clobbered by surprise medical bills from doctors they don't know and have never even met.
Prescription Painkiller Tracking System To Be Mandatory For California DoctorsBeginning in July, a new system to track prescription painkillers becomes mandatory for doctors in California.
California No Longer Golden State For Young Doctors Who Want To Practice MedicineCalifornia was once one of the best places in the country for doctors to live and practice medicine, but those days seem long gone.
UC Student Health Center Doctors Launch Rare 4-Day StrikeDoctors who work at University of California student health centers are staging a rare four-day strike to protest what they claim is the university’s failure to negotiate a labor contract in good faith.
Stanford Study Finds Many LGBT Medical Students Fear DiscriminationA newly-released study from Stanford University researchers found many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students in medical school chose not to disclose their sexual identity or orientation and many feared being discriminated against.
Patient Says Popular Bone Drug May Have Dangerous Side AffectA patient wants millions of people taking a bone drug to know about a possibly dangerous side effect.
California Pharmacies Rationing Prescription Strength Cough Syrup In Busy Flu SeasonPharmacies in the Bay Area are rationing the cough syrup that doctors prescribe for upper respiratory infections due to the severe flu season.
Covered California Insurers Promoting Bogus Doctor Lists According To State InvestigationA new state investigation confirmed that health insurance companies have been promoting bogus lists of doctors available in their Covered California health plans for months.
Daylight Savings: Falling Forward Instead Of Back Could Lower Child Obesity Rate Researchers SayThis year Daylight Saving Time ends on November 2nd at 2:00 am and the clocks will turn back one hour, but some researchers say falling forward would lower children’s obesity rate.
CDC Using Twitter To Spread Information On EbolaEbola experts at the Centers for Disease Control are using Twitter to inoculate the public against ignorance.
California’s Medical Malpractice Measure Prop. 46 Gets Support From Sen. Barbara BoxerSenator Barbara Boxer came out swinging Wednesday on behalf of Proposition 46 in a new ad campaign. The 'Yes on 46' initiative would lift the cap on medical malpractice awards.
Skin Cancer Rate In Marin County Alarmingly Higher Than Rest Of CaliforniaMarin County is known for sun, but residents there may be paying for that exposure.