Dr. Kim

CBS 5 HealthWatch

HealthWatch: Do Grandmother’s Home Remedies Really Work?

From chicken soup to an apple a day, home remedies have been around for ages. But do they really work?

07/19/2012

Qsymia, a weight loss pill made by Vivus of Mountain View. (CBS)

HealthWatch: FDA Approves Mountain View Firm’s Weight-Loss Pill

The pill Qsymia from Mountain View-based Vivus Inc. was cleared for adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol.

07/17/2012

Sea Otter

HealthWatch: Scientists Investigate Mysterious Decline Of California Sea Otters

A group of scientists are keeping a close eye at the health of sea otters off the California coast. They may be cute and furry, but California sea otters are facing a mystery threat.

06/20/2012

Surgery

California Pacific Medical Center Performs 4-Way Kidney Transplant

Until Thursday, when all eight people were formally introduced at the hospital on Buchanan Street, the individuals involved did not know for sure who donated to whom.

06/07/2012

Amanda Sechrest (left), William Wylie-Modro, and James Spencer received heart transplants in a three-day span at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. (CBS)

HealthWatch: 3 Heart Transplants In 3 Days At Packard Children’s Hospital

Three people have a new chance at life after they received heart transplants at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. The transplants took place over a three-day span earlier this month.

05/26/2012

CBS 5 HealthWatch

HealthWatch: New Autism Test Claims Quick Results

If you suspect your child might have autism, getting answers as fast as possible can be crucial. A researcher may have found a way to unlock the mysteries of the puzzling disorder in just minutes.

05/23/2012

Greek yogurt. (CBS)

HealthWatch: Is Greek Yogurt Really Better For You?

It seems like everyone is eating Greek yogurt these days. While it’s thicker and creamier than regular yogurt, is it healthier?

05/22/2012

Yoga (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: Don’t Count Weight Loss Among Yoga’s Benefits

A growing number of Americans are choosing to unplug from stressed-out, buzzed-up lives with the help of Yoga – but new research suggests that there are limits to the benefits of the ancient practice.

05/01/2012

St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco. (CBS)

HealthWatch: Cancer Patient Says SF Hospital Denied Insurer-Approved Care

A college professor and mother of two with a serious illness said a Bay Area hospital denied potentially life-prolonging treatment, despite approval from her insurance company.

04/26/2012

A device similar to this one could soon be injected into the bloodstream to diagnose, medicate or perform surgical procedures. (Stanford University)

HealthWatch: Stanford Researching Microscopic Medical Devices

From cochlear implants to pacemakers, implantable medical devices are becoming smaller and smaller. Researchers are working on a class of medical devices that are so small they can travel through the bloodstream.

03/06/2012

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