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Oakland Kaiser Permanente

Oakland-Based Kaiser Agrees To Pay $4M Fine Over Access To Mental Health Services

Health care giant Kaiser Permanente has agreed to pay a $4 million fine over allegations it denied some patients timely access to mental health services.

09/11/2014

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New California Law Requires Most Employers To Provide Sick Days For Workers

California will require most employers to provide millions of workers with up to three sickdays each year.

09/10/2014

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Smoke Advisory Issued To Bay Area Residents Over Air Quality Due To Wildfires

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory to alert Bay Area residents to the potential for poor air quality due to Northern California wildfires through Monday.

09/07/2014

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CVS Changes Name, Announces Plan To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

09/03/2014

Buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco. (CBS)

CA Insurance Officials: Insurers Must Cover Elective Abortions

Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.

08/23/2014

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In Depth: Addiction And Depression Are More Common Than You May Think

In the wake of actor Robin Williams untimely death, Dr. Alex Zaphiris, who specializes in treatment for addiction, examines how common addiction and depression are and what resources are available to treat these diseases.

08/18/2014

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What Robin Williams’ Death Tells Us About Parkinson’s Disease

Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.

08/14/2014

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

Contra Costa County Pushes To Sign Up Inmates Now Eligible For Medi-Cal Coverage

Contra Costa County is joining a long list of Bay Area counties to sign up one of the toughest populations for health care— jail inmates.

08/12/2014

'Your Health Today,' the controversial sex-education textbook for freshmen students in Fremont Unified School District.

Fremont Schools’ Controversial Sex-Ed Textbook Shelved For Now

A controversial book intended for 9th grade sex-education at Fremont Unified Schools has been shelved by the superintendent, at least for now.

08/11/2014

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Cash-Strapped Doctors Medical Center Ends Its Emergency Ambulance Service

After 60 years, emergency ambulance service came to an abrupt stop at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo Thursday morning as the financially embattled hospital struggles to staff its emergency room.

08/07/2014

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