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.
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.
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.
Santa Clara County is pushing to give flu shots to the estimated 700 homeless veterans out on the streets as the weather turns colder.
A San Francisco-based website is helping people solve mystery medical illnesses without the help of a doctor.
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.
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.
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.
Even people with health insurance can still rack up significant medical debt, particularly if they get a serious illness. Now, a new service from Nerdwallet is helping steer individuals with outstanding medical debt to medical billing experts, who can help reduce those bills.
After 60 years, emergency ambulance service came to an abrupt stop at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo Thursday morning as the financially embattled hospital struggles to staff its emergency room.