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Bay Area Hospitals Confirm Uptick in Flu Symptoms, Warn of Another Virus

Local Bay Area hospitals are reporting an uptick in people complaining of flu-like symptoms, but doctors warn that other bugs are floating around too that might make you think it’s the flu.

01/09/2013

Examination in a doctor's office. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Health Insurance Providers Propose Double-Digit Rate Hike For Californians

Many Anthem Blue Cross customers could see their rates jump an average of 18 percent in February, under a proposal by the state’s largest for-profit health insurer. Other insurers are also proposing rate hikes.

11/30/2012

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HealthWatch: Study Raises Effectiveness Concerns For Whooping Cough Vaccine

As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main reason: The safer vaccine that has been in use since the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.

09/12/2012

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Bay Area Hospitals Fined Over Non-Compliance, Errors

Four Bay Area hospitals were issued a total of $275,000 in penalties by the California Department of Public Health for noncompliance with policies and administrative errors that could have resulted in serious injury or death, the state agency announced Friday.

06/01/2012

Striking healthcare workers walk a picket line outside Kaiser Permanente hospital in Oakland, January 31, 2012. (CBS)

Kaiser Permanente Workers Launch 1-Day Strike

Workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities throughout California have gone on strike over contract disputes involving Kaiser’s mental health and optical employees.

01/31/2012

Nurses prepare pickets during a previous strike action. (CBS)

Northern California Kaiser Workers To Strike Tuesday

Kaiser Permanente workers throughout Northern California said Monday that they will stage a one-day strike on Tuesday in a dispute over a new contract for mental health and optical employees.

01/30/2012

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Kaiser Plays Key Role In Nationwide AIDS Treatment Challenge

Kaiser is considered the national model because its HIV mortality rates are half the average across the country, and because the program has enrolled – and kept – people in its programs at a rate of 90%, more than double the rest of the country.

01/27/2012

Nurses prepare pickets during a previous strike action. (CBS)

Nurses Strike At Dozens Of Bay Area Hospitals

Nurses are picketing outside dozens of Northern and Central California hospitals as part of a one-day strike over benefit cuts and other concessions sought by hospital management.

09/22/2011

(AP)

Thousands Of Northern California Nurses To Strike On Thursday

Thousands of nurses plan to walk off the job Thursday in what’s being called the nation’s largest nurse strike ever.

09/20/2011

Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo. (CBS)

Parcel Tax Crucial To Survival Of Doctors Medical Center San Pablo

Doctors Medical Center San Pablo, the largest emergency facility in their area, is cash strapped and depending on a parcel tax to survive from closing.

09/10/2011

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