Health Care

Could An Insulin Pill Prevent Diabetes? New Study Seeks To Answer That QuestionMore than 400 children and adults are participating in U.S. government-funded international research to find out whether insulin capsules can prevent or delay Type 1 diabetes.
Aetna To Buy Humana For $35 BillionAetna will spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.
6 Unsubtle Tweets Celebrating Obamacare VictoryIn a historic moment Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld Obamacare subsidies in a 6-3 decision.
How The Affordable Healthcare Act Affects Tax FilingLearn how the Affordable Healthcare Act, and whether or not you have insurance, will impact the way you do taxes this year.
Apple Security Guards Get Hired As Full-Time EmployeesApple is agreeing to hire many of its security guards as full-time employees, giving them many of the same benefits that other Apple workers enjoy, like health insurance and retirement benefits.
MRI Machines Get A Makeover In New UCSF Medical Scanning Center Designed To Calm KidsUCSF Mission Bay hospital staff are polishing their skills on the newest and most attractive magnetic resonance imaging machines (MRI) in the country in an effort to make it easier for young patients to stay still during an intimidating procedure.
Website Problems, Phone Delays Reported In 2nd Year Of Covered California EnrollmentCovered California officials say the first weekend of open enrollment for the second round of state subsidized health insurance was busy, but some shoppers found out, not all the bugs have been worked out with the website.
Californians Signing Up For Health Care Insurance In Person, Or Online As Open Enrollment Begins AgainAcross the Bay Area and around the country, hundreds of thousands of people began signing up for health care, as day one of the second open enrollment cycle under the Affordable Care Act got underway.
Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment Begins SaturdayResidents who want health insurance through Covered California can start signing up for the service on Saturday, San Mateo County officials said Thursday.
New Ebola Guidelines For Health Care Workers Include Buddy System, Protective Gear With 'No Skin Showing'Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said.
UCSF Ebola Expert: Ebola Is Not As Infectious As Influenza, Tuberculosis, Measles And Other Airborne DiseasesAmid questions and concerns over the recent cases of the Ebola virus in the United States, KPIX 5 talked to an expert on infectious diseases at University of California at San Francisco.
Patients Racking Up Medical Bills Despite Affordable Care ActEven people with health insurance can still rack up significant medical debt, particularly if they get a serious illness. Now, a new service from Nerdwallet is helping steer individuals with outstanding medical debt to medical billing experts, who can help reduce those bills.