East Bay Non-Profit Recycles Discarded Crayons For Hospitalized ChildrenMost colorful crayons handed out at restaurants get used a few times, or in some cases, only once before they are discarded. One Bay Area man is making sure that crayons from all over the country don't just go to waste.
Californians Fight Surprise Medical Bills From Out-of-Network PhysiciansA growing number of Californians are getting clobbered by surprise medical bills from doctors they don't know and have never even met.
9,000 Santa Clara County Workers Threaten To Strike Over Labor Dispute, But Some BarredA court injunction filed by Santa Clara County Monday has barred about 500 employees from participating in a strike set for Tuesday by a union representing about 9,000 of its workers.
Bay Area Baby Boom Possibly Triggered By Improving EconomyBay Area hospital delivery rooms are keeping busy with a rise in births after a slowdown during the recession.
3 Bay Area Hospitals Fined For Errors That Could Have Killed PatientsThe California Department of Public Health Wednesday announced penalties against 12 California hospitals for errors with the potential to kill or injure patients including three in the Bay Area and one in Monterey County.
Attorney General Kamala Harris OKs Sale Of 6 Acute-Care Hospitals In Bay Area, SoCalCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris Friday conditionally approved a plan by the Daughters of Charity Health System to sell six non-profit acute care hospitals in the Bay Area and Southern California.
UC Medical Centers Declared Priority Hospitals For Ebola CareFive University of California medical centers, including one at University of California at San Francisco, are now considered priority hospitals to treat confirmed Ebola cases in California.
Bay Area Procedures Already In Place; CDC Urges U.S. Hospitals To Look For Ebola Symptoms The CDC urged all hospitals across the U.S. to be on the lookout for patients with Ebola-like symptoms after a Texas nurse contracted the deadly virus. UCSF said hospital workers are regularly trained in infection prevention.
Nurses Want More Protection From Ebola Exposure, Say CDC Guidelines Not Sufficient Nurses in the Bay Area, and all over the nation, are worried that if they have to help treat an Ebola patient, their lives would be in danger because they say the government does not require that they wear the highest level of protective gear.
Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.
How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.
Oakland Hospital Fined For Patient Death; Marin Hospital Also Fined For Patient Safety ViolationsAlta Bates Medical Center in Oakland has been fined for procedural errors the California Department of Public Health says led to a patient’s death.