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Stockton Hospital Prison Inmates Healthcare

$1 Billion Stockton Prison Medical Complex Reopens After Numerous Problems

A billion dollar prison medical clinic that’s sitting half empty will start readmitting the state’s sickest inmates, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Monday.

07/22/2014

Digital Hospital, Electronic Health Records, Medical Records

U.S. Sen. Boxer Seeks Solutions For Preventable Medical Errors In California Hospitals

Heart disease and cancer rank as the number one and two, leading causes of death in America, but few people know that medical errors ranks third, killing up to 440,000 people a year.

07/02/2014

Medical marijuana at a dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Berkeley To Force Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients

The city of Berkeley now requires medical marijuana dispensaries to give away 2 percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.

07/02/2014

Dave Armstrong's cannabis operation MediMart is able to stay open because of Sam Jose's "closed loop collective" rule. (CBS SF)

San Jose Man Protects Cannabis Collective During City-Wide Crackdown

MediMarts owner Dave Armstrong will be the last man standing in what might be the only legal outdoor marijuana farm in Santa Clara County thanks to the closed collective system.

06/24/2014

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Oakland Medical Supply Company Owners Sentenced For Medicare Wheelchair Scam

Two medical equipment supply company owners and an associate were sentenced in federal court in Oakland earlier this week to prison terms for their roles in a $1.6 million Medicare fraud concerning phony prescriptions for power wheelchairs.

06/20/2014

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

Medical marijuana strains at Harborside Health Center in Oakland (photo credit: Doug Sovern)

KCBS Cover Story: A Touch Of Grey At Bay Area Medical Marijuana Clubs

Seniors make up about 30 percent of Harborside Health Center’s current clientele of patients seeking medicinal marijuana. The facility claims to be the largest medical cannabis outfit in America.

05/27/2014

(photo courtesy Bryman College's website)

School’s Out For San Jose Medical School After Being Served Eviction Notice

There were no classes Tuesday at a Bryman College in San Jose after the medical school was served with an eviction notice. Students who paid hefty tuition appear to have been left in the lurch by the sudden development.

05/20/2014

People emerge from a medical building at Southgate Ave. and Cerro Dr. with their hands on their heads as police direct them across the street, April 23, 2014. (CBS)

Elderly Man Accused Of Shooting In Daly City Medical Center Pleads Not Guilty

An elderly man accused of shooting at a doctor at a Daly City medical center last month pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, according to prosecutors.

05/15/2014

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

San Pablo Hospital That Serves Thousands Likely To Close After Parcel Tax Fails

A hospital that serves tens of thousands of people every year in the East Bay will likely close.

05/06/2014

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