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Credit cards. (DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: Medical Credit Cards Can Cause Financial Headaches

Can’t pay your vet, dentist or doctor bill? More and more health care providers are now offering patients third-party financing in the form of a medical credit card. But consumer advocates warn the cards can have painful consequences.

06/21/2013

The University of California at San Francisco Parnassus campus (UCSF)

UC Medical Workers Begin 2-Day Strike

University of California medical center workers in San Francisco and several other cities statewide began a two-day strike Tuesday.

05/21/2013

San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chickenpox Outbreak Locks Down San Quentin

San Quentin State Prison is on a medical lockdown following an outbreak of chickenpox, according to published reports.

10/30/2012

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

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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

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