Life can change in an instant for any of us. For 16-year-old Louie Vaccaro of Fairfax, it happened on Christmas Eve last year. The Marin County teenager was with a group of friends when the SUV they were in overturned on Lucas Valley Road and rolled two-and-a-half times.
New research from the Bay Area has raised the possibility that individuals who are paralyzed, or victims of health conditions such as strokes and Lou Gehrig’s disease may be able to speak in the future.
Eight young people suffered minor to major injuries Monday morning when a van allegedly ran a red light in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood and slammed broadside into an SUV full of passengers who weren’t wearing seatbelts, according to police.
A Menlo Park company has marked a milestone in stem cell research, taking a revolutionary first step involving human trials.
Jockey Michael Martinez was recovering in the Intensive Care Unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland. A fund has been established to help Martinez and his family.
A 24-year-old jockey is in critical but stable condition at Highland Hospital after severing his spinal cord in a fall during a race at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley on Sunday, track physician Dr. David Seftel said Tuesday.