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microship, birth, control, contraception, technology

Remote-Controlled Contraceptive Chip Can Deliver Birth Control For Up To 16 Years

A Massachusetts company is rethinking the future of contraception with a tiny chip that can be implanted under a woman’s skin.

07/08/2014

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

soda, soft drinks

Berkeley City Council To Vote On Whether To Put Soda Tax On November Ballot

The Berkeley City Council will vote tonight on whether to place a one-cent-per-ounce soda tax measure on the November ballot.

07/01/2014

Digital Hospital, Electronic Health Records, Medical Records

Records Of More Than 33,000 Patients Stolen From Santa Rosa Radiology Facility

St. Joseph Health of Sonoma County officials Thursday said a thumb drive containing the X-ray records of more than 33,700 patients was stolen during a burglary at an outpatient radiology facility in Santa Rosa earlier this month.

06/12/2014

The PulsePoint app as viewed on an iPhone. CPR (CBS)

East Bay Firefighters’ Life-Saving Smartphone App Works As Designed When Man Needed CPR

A smartphone app pioneered by an East Bay fire department is being credited with saving a life by alerting an off-duty firefighter of someone nearby who needed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

06/02/2014

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Navy Tests Will Determine If Radiation Is Lurking In The Soil On Treasure Island

For years, people living on Treasure Island have been concerned the ground beneath their feet is radioactive and dangerous. A final test slated for this summer doesn’t make some residents feel any more at ease.

05/31/2014

Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has been denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross for his cancer treatments. (CBS)

Anthem Blue Cross To Cover Sonoma County Cancer Patient After KPIX 5 Report

Anthem Blue Cross told the family of a Sonoma County man that they will cover his cancer treatment, after KPIX 5 reported that they received a letter denying coverage.

05/30/2014

Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has been denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross for his cancer treatments. (CBS)

Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross After Paying $100K In Premiums

A Sonoma County man battling more than a dozen tumors in his body is fighting a new battle with his insurance carrier, who has denied coverage for his treatments.

05/28/2014

Double Down still sold in some places, like the Taco Bell-KFC on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco

KFC Double-Down Takes On Bay Area Organic, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Fare

The national promotion may be over, but secret San Francisco locations still serve it.

05/27/2014

Owners and employees at a popular San Jose spa are facing fraud charges in 'operation nail polish'. (CBS)

San Jose Spa Owners, Employees Facing Insurance Fraud Charges In ‘Operation Nail Polish’ Investigation

Prosecutors say a popular San Francisco Bay Area spa cost insurance companies and employers more than $7 million by falsely billing manicures and pedicures as chiropractic treatments.

05/22/2014

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