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A donor gives blood. (CBS)

KCBS Interview: ‘Gay Blood Drive’ Calling For End Of FDA Donation Ban Underway On Friday

Blood drives will be held across the Bay Area and country on Friday in order to pressure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to lift the ban that prohibits gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

07/11/2014

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Five Healthy Foods For Your Brain

When it comes to maintaining and even enhancing brain health, choosing the right foods is critically important. These five foods will have your brain working in top gear.

07/11/2014

Bill Millard (left), who is suffering from kidney failure, is receiving a kidney from Janice McKinnon (right). McKinnon's son received a donated pancreas from Millard's son after his death in 2005. (CBS)

Man Who Donated Son’s Organs Now Needs Transplant, Mother Of Recipient Is A Match

A man who donated his deceased son’s organs years ago is getting paid back in kind from the mother of the transplant recipient who benefited from the organ donation.

07/10/2014

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Tips For Preventing Child Deaths In Hot Cars

Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.

07/09/2014

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

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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

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