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(CBS)

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

School Lunch

Bill To Require EpiPens In Public Schools Faces Opposition From Teachers Union

A California Senate bill would require public schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors on campus in the event a student experiences a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, but those in the medical field are getting push back from the teachers union.

04/28/2014

Ambulance Generic

Two 10-Year-Olds Honored For Saving Mothers In Medical Emergencies

Two San Francisco 10-year-olds were honored Wednesday for their bravery while making 911 calls in two situations where their mothers had medical emergencies.

04/09/2014

(CBS)

Suspected Medical Clinic Burglar Arrested In Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa police arrested a man suspected of burglary of a medical clinic late Wednesday night.

03/14/2014

(CBS)

Commission Finds ‘No Compelling Medical Reason’ To Exclude Transgender Americans From Military

An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday.

03/13/2014

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