Medical

October 2014  Photo of Jahi McMath taken by her family (Photo Credit: The Dolan Law Firm)

Jahi McMath’s Family Sues Oakland Hospital Over Surgery That Left Her Brain-Dead

The family of an Oakland teenager who was declared brain-dead plans to file a lawsuit Tuesday against UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland with new details about the allegedly botched surgery.

03/03/2015

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BART Measles Scare Raises More Vaccination Concerns And Questions About Who’s Most Susceptible

This week’s warning sent out to BART riders that they may have been exposed to measles is raising more questions about vaccinations and who is most susceptible to the highly-contagious disease.

02/12/2015

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola, Bat Meat And Tracking Patient Zero— Global Stories Of 2014

Health officials believe that the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa began with a young boy (patient zero)— the first human to contract the disease who played with a hollowed out tree inhabited by bats.

12/31/2014

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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Trump Risks And Health Insurers Should Pay For It

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.

12/02/2014

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

‘Vape’ Becomes Oxford Dictionary Word Of The Year

According to Oxford, the use of the word “vape”, which can be used as both a word or a noun, has doubled in 2014 (from the previous year), and its rampant use could no longer be ignored.

11/18/2014

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Santa Clara County Pushes Flu Shots For More Than 700 Homeless Veterans

Santa Clara County is pushing to give flu shots to the estimated 700 homeless veterans out on the streets as the weather turns colder.

11/11/2014

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San Francisco-Based Website Helping Patients Solve Mystery Medical Illnesses

A San Francisco-based website is helping people solve mystery medical illnesses without the help of a doctor.

11/09/2014

San Francisco's BART Embarcadero station was closed due to a medical emergency Wednesday. (Courtesy: Nicole Jones)

San Francisco Embarcadero BART Station Reopens After Person Reportedly Hit By Train

All service in and out of San Francisco’s Embarcadero BART station was shut down after a person was reportedly hit by a Richmond-bound train Wednesday afternoon.

10/22/2014

Lizzy Craze was the first pediatric heart transplant patient at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital 30 years ago when she was 3 years old. (photo credit: Mike Colgan)

KCBS Cover Story: Bay Area Survivor Of Historic Heart Transplant Runs Half Marathons; Lives Life To The Fullest

30 years ago Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital performed an historic heart transplant on Lizzy Craze, she’s 33 now and the longest living pediatric heart-transplant recipient in the U.S. to survive with an original donor heart.

10/08/2014

A man shows a type of marijuana at a farm near Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on October 3 , 2012. A bicycle ride against drug trafficking and in favour of the legalization of self-cultivation of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes took place in Medellin on October 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/GettyImages)

About The Bay: Harvest Time Is Here For California’s Marijuana Growers

It’s harvest season for the massive California marijuana industry but the quasi-legal status of the drug means the safety of those who grow and process it is always in question.

09/22/2014

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