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Smoke rises above the Chevron refinery in Richmond, August 6, 2012. (Brandon Knight)

Chevron Claims Office Opens In Richmond After Refinery Fire

Bay Area residents who were planning to file a liability claim against Chevron related to the oil company’s refinery fire Monday may do so in person at an office in Richmond starting Friday, a company spokesman said.

08/10/2012

(CBS)

Doctors Say California To Face Care Shortage Following Reform

Millions of Californians who don’t have medical insurance will within two years, now that the Supreme Court has upheld President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.

06/29/2012

tuberculosis, chest x-ray

Bay Area Health Officials Call Attention To High TB Rates

Bay Area health leaders held a joint news conference in San Jose Thursday to raise awareness about tuberculosis, and the fact that we have one of the highest TB rates of any metropolitan area in the country.

03/22/2012

The PulsePoint website (PulsePoint)

Silicon Valley App Alerts CPR Providers Of Nearby Emergencies

There are many CPR apps out there, but not like the one unveiled in Silicon Valley Tuesday. It can alert a nearby person with CPR training that someone is in need of assistance.

02/15/2012

(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Martinez Hospital Bucks Trends, Reduces C-Sections

The county hospital in Martinez is going against a national trend by significantly reducing repeat C-section deliveries, and this has led to widespread recognition for its perinatal program.

02/08/2012

Cindy Campbell (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Families Deal With Health Emergencies

When faced with serious health issues, families often struggle financially. But one Peninsula mom left the high tech industry and started an organization that helps take some of the stress out these families’ lives.

12/07/2011

Red Vines being pepared at the American Licorice Factory (CBS)

Workers Strike At Union City Factory Making Red Vines Licorice

More than 100 workers at the American Licorice Plant in Union City were out on strike Monday.

12/05/2011

Tech Report: Medical Hackers Could Wreak Havoc On Healthcare

A security researcher who is diabetic has identified flaws that could allow an attacker to remotely control insulin pumps and alter the readouts of blood-sugar monitors. As a result, diabetics could get too much or too little insulin, a hormone they need for proper metabolism.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/04/2011

stock options

San Francisco Considers Dropping Stock Option Tax

San Francisco would no longer tax stock options under a proposal introduced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/20/2011

Doctors and patients at a free medical health care clinic (photo by Nick Ut/Associated Press)

Thousands Line Up In Oakland For Free Health Clinic

Thousands of people looking for health services made their way to the Oakland Coliseum for a free four-day health clinic.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/12/2011

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