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Report: State Improved Covered California Enrollment As Process Moved Along

A new report on Covered California’s first enrollment period points out some of the much publicized problems, but also gave the state’s healthcare exchange some positive grades.

04/16/2014

A doctor and patient at the UCSF Women's Health Center in San Francisco, CA. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Reveals $3 Million Medicare Payouts To Doctors, 38 In California

According to the Medicare data, California had 38 doctors that were paid at least $3 million in 2012.

04/09/2014

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Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

Vegetarians may have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts.

04/03/2014

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Animal Update: Dealing With Pets’ Eye Problems

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the SF SPCA talks about pets’ eye-care and how elderly animals can be treated for diseases like glaucoma that can lead to blindness.

03/31/2014

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Marin Ranked As Healthiest County In California For 5th Year Running

For the fifth consecutive year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has ranked Marin the healthiest county in California.

03/26/2014

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Study Finds Soda Taxes Have Little To No Benefit For Overall Health

A study released in the journal Health Economics casts doubt on claims that soda taxes are an effective way to combat obesity.

03/25/2014

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Santa Clara County Drops Universal Student Testing For TB As Positive Tests Rise

Santa Clara County, which has more cases of tuberculosis that most U.S. states, will shift from testing public school students for TB to requiring a “risk assessment” for the disease, officials said.

03/25/2014

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

California Legislature Considers Paid Sick Days For All

A controversial proposal to provide all workers in California with at least three paid sick days has passed its first legislative test in Sacramento.

03/20/2014

Rodger Saffold #76 of the St. Louis Rams blocks against the Washington Redskins at the Edward Jones Dome on October 2, 2011. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Free Agent Signee Saffold Fails Physical, Won’t Play For Raiders

The Oakland Raiders were dealt a setback on Wednesday in their plans to rebuild the struggling franchise when offensive lineman Rodger Saffold failed a physical one day after agreeing to a $42.5 million, five-year contract.

03/13/2014

The Science Building at San Francisco State University. (SFSU)

San Francisco State To Reopen Science Building After Toxin Removal

San Francisco State University plans to reopen part of its Science Building in early May after it was closed when unacceptable levels of toxins were discovered last fall.

03/11/2014

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