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An anaesthesiologist (C) and nurses take care of a patient in a recovery room after a surgery at the CHU Angers teaching hospital in Angers, western France, on October 24, 2013. (JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Medical Tourism To France, Other Countries Surges Due To Costly U.S. Health Care

France, the number one tourist destination in the world for its gastronomic pleasures, beautiful chateaux and sites such as the Eiffel Tower, is also getting a huge influx of tourists for another reason these days – to save a ton of money on their medical bills.

07/14/2014

Birth control pills. (Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

Pelosi Pushes Bill Prohibiting Employers From Denying Contraception Benefits Over Religious Beliefs

House Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi has offered her support for a bill introduced by two Democratic lawmakers that would prohibit for-profit employers from using religious beliefs to deny employees coverage of contraception.

07/09/2014

San Jose's largest homeless encampment, The Jungle (photo courtesy housing1000sv.org)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Bringing Medical Care To San Jose’s Largest Homeless Encampment

Residents of The Jungle, San Jose’s largest homeless encampment, have recently received on-site medical care after the county moved a mobile clinic to the site.

07/08/2014

In this 2008 photo former Stanford quarterback Trent Edwards suffers a concussion while playing for the Buffalo Bills. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Judge Approves New NFL Concussion Settlement

A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

07/07/2014

Birth control pills. (Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rules Corporations Aren’t Required To Cover Contraception

The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.

06/30/2014

A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

Closing Arguments This Week In Bryan Stow Beating Trial

Closing arguments are slated to begin Thursday morning in the trial over the lawsuit of the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow.

06/25/2014

Jean and Casey Kasem (credit: Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Casey Kasem’s Wife Served With Guardianship Papers

A court order temporarily suspends Jean Kasem’s powers to determine her husband’s medical care amid concerns…

05/24/2014

The jobless rate dipped below 8 percent -- the lowest it's been in six years. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

California Jobless Rate Hits New Low Since 2008

California’s unemployment rate has dipped below 8 percent for the first time in nearly six years, a sign that the state’s economy has rebounded from the depths of the recession.

05/16/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Bulk Of Gov. Brown’s Revised State Budget Would Go Towards Medi-Cal

California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised state budget on Tuesday, which is $1 billion more than the original he submitted in January. The majority of the funds would go to health-care costs for the poor.

05/13/2014

Casey Kasem (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Where Is Casey Kasem? Judge Demands To Know

Ailing entertainer’s children say their stepmother has moved him without their knowledge…

05/13/2014

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