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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

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

Alzheimer's

HealthWatch: Study Reveals Cost Of Alzheimer’s On Caregivers

Far more people than previously thought are providing billions of hours of unpaid care to Alzheimer’s patients.

KPIX 5–03/23/2011

(AP)

Bay Area Doctors Polled On Patient Care

Many patients have had a gripe or two about their doctor in the past, but according to a new survey, that goes both ways.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/13/2011