Medical

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

(CBS)

Good Question: Where Can I Donate Or Purchase Used Medical Supplies?

Medical equipment can be expensive, especially for those on fixed incomes. Eric Montgomery asked this Good Question: Is there anywhere in the Bay Area where I can donate or purchase used medical equipment?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/14/2010

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

Prop. 19: Pot Legalization Rejected By Californians

California voters said no thanks to a ballot initiative that would have made it the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use and sales.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/02/2010

(AP)

Report Pins Higher Health Care Costs On Prestigious Bay Area Hospitals

A review of state records revealed that Bay Area hospitals charged some of the highest rates for medical procedures in California.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/18/2010

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

South Bay ERs Go High-Tech

Two hospitals in Silicon Valley are the first in Northern California to publicly post their ER wait times.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/23/2010

Back to School Causes New Push for Whooping Cough Vaccine

Health officials are urging parents to get their children caught up on vaccines before students head back to school this year as the whooping cough epidemic approaches its peak in California.

08/25/2010

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