Cost To Care For California's Prisoners SkyrocketsStockton's billion dollar prison medical complex is the crown jewel of California's correctional system, designed to save money by consolidating the sickest inmates in one place - but so far it hasn’t worked out that way.
Four Killed In Crash Of Oakland-Bound Medical Transport PlaneAll four of the people on board a medical flight that crashed in Humboldt County Friday morning while headed from Crescent City to Oakland have been confirmed dead.
Charcoal May Be Hottest Trend In Beauty ProductsCharcoal has been replaced by gas as the darling of the backyard barbecue, but it may have a future as the newest and hottest beauty trend.
1 Arrested, 1 Sought After Medical Equipment Stolen From Vehicle Parked In San FranciscoPolice arrested a man and are seeking information on the whereabouts of a female accomplice who is suspected of stealing an expensive piece of medical equipment from a vehicle in San Francisco’s Marina District last month, police said Monday.
How Safe Is Your Hospital? Survey Finds More Than A Third Of California Hospitals Earn 'C' Grade Or WorseIf you've been afraid of needles since you were a child then the idea of surgery is probably downright terrifying. Fortunately for Bay Area residents, many of California's best scoring hospitals for avoiding preventable medical errors among patients are right here in the Bay Area.
Hackers Can Take Over That Robot Performing Your SurgeryA team of researchers successfully hacked a robot designed to carry out surgical procedures, prompting fears the devices could be taken over by hackers with malicious intent.
Vote Could Shutter Oakland Youth Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center After 30 Years Of ServiceAfter 30 years, Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Center for youth is threatened with closure by Sutter Health, its subsidizer, and one of the largest nonprofit health care corporations in the state.
Using Polio To Kill Cancer: A Producers' NotebookEvery once in a while, a story comes through 60 Minutes that has the potential to change lives. This week, Scott Pelley's report on a new medical treatment using the polio virus to kill cancer is that kind of story.
Town Of Clearlake Takes Center Stage In Emotional Battle Over Medical Marijuana Cultivation BanThe town of Clearlake in Lake County is now center stage in an emotional legal battle over medical marijuana, and patients say a complete ban on all cultivation is putting lives at risk, and are filing a suit to stop it.
Bay Area Medical Marijuana Clinics Allegedly Run By Organized Criminal Enterprise Still RunningSeven suspects, including two doctors, have been charged so far. Despite the serious criminal allegations, we found the operation hasn't slowed down.
Cases Of Ocular Syphilis In San Francisco And Other West Coast Cities IncreasingHealth officials in California are warning primary care and eye doctors to be on the lookout for ocular syphilis, as clusters of the disease hit San Francisco and other West Coast cities.
'Superbug' Infects Patients From 2nd Los Angeles HospitalA second hospital in Los Angeles says several patients have been infected with a “superbug” tied to a medical scope similar to a recent outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.