Cash-Strapped Doctors Medical Center Ends Its Emergency Ambulance Service

After 60 years, emergency ambulance service came to an abrupt stop at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo Thursday morning as the financially embattled hospital struggles to staff its emergency room.


Bath salts seized during a recent bust in Fremont. (Fremont Police Department)

Study: 1000s Of Drug Users Hospitalized After Doing ‘Bath Salts’

A government report finds that in just one year, the use of bath salts, a group of drugs containing amphetamine-type stimulants, resulted in thousands of visits to emergency rooms.



Energy Drink Fueled ER Visits Double Over 4-Year Period

A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide in a recent four-year span.



San Jose Anti-Gang Program Targets At-Risk Youth

San Jose’s Gang Prevention Task Force is partnering with Valley Medical Center on a new outreach program, which is poised to launch by mid-summer 2012.


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South Bay ERs Go High-Tech

Two hospitals in Silicon Valley are the first in Northern California to publicly post their ER wait times.