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San Francisco City Hall (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Laura’s Law

The measure proposed by Supervisor Mark Farrell was approved by a 9-2 vote and will allow court-ordered treatment for the severely mentally ill.

07/09/2014

Medical marijuana at a dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Berkeley To Force Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients

The city of Berkeley now requires medical marijuana dispensaries to give away 2 percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.

07/02/2014

Digital Hospital, Electronic Health Records, Medical Records

Thousands Of Electronic Health Records Stolen From Santa Rosa Medical Office

Officials in Sonoma County say a thumb drive containing health records of nearly 34,000 patients was stolen from a Santa Rosa medical office last week.

06/12/2014

Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol

Sonoma County Hospital Closing Despite Doctors’ Efforts To Keep Open

Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol, the only hospital in west Sonoma County, is scheduled to close Monday because of declining patient admissions and low reimbursement for treating most of its patients.

04/28/2014

Medical Generic, caduces

UCSF Study Could Change How Eating Disorders Are Treated

Calling it a giant step forward, researchers at UC San Francisco urged the medical community to reconsider how they treat patients hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, following the study of 56 anorexic patients who were treated with a higher than normal caloric diet during the recovery process.

09/20/2013

Surgery

New Report Finds Bay Area Hospitals Most Expensive For Surgeries

The report looked at price differences for different areas of the state, with some hospitals charging 250 percent more than others.

07/12/2012

(CBS)

Supervisors Consider Closure Of Aging Burlingame Long-Term Care Facility

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will decide whether to close a long-term care facility in Burlingame, a move that could cost as many as 200 jobs and force the transfer of 230 patients who live there.

02/13/2012

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland

Nurses Locked Out After Strike At 8 Bay Area Hospitals

Thousands of nurses walked out on Thursday and will not be allowed to return until Saturday.

12/23/2011

(CBS)

Potentially Fatal Bacterial Outbreak At San Francisco Hospital

Two floors of California Pacific Medical Center on California Street in San Francisco were infected two weeks ago with clostridium difficile, more commonly known as “C Diff”.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/07/2011

Alameda County Officials Working To Save San Leandro Hospital

The future of San Leandro Hospital remains unclear as Alameda County officials trying to prevent it from closing.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/09/2011

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