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Travelers wait in line to go through security at San Francisco International Airport. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Faster Pre-Screening Program Coming To SFO Security

The head of the Transportation Security Administration said more travelers around the country will be eligible to enroll in a test program so that they can get through airport security with less hassle by the end of this year.

02/09/2012

The planned parenthood logo (CBS)

California Backlash Grows Over Planned Parenthood-Komen Split

The local chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation is joining six other California affiliates to request an exemption from the organization’s decision to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.

02/02/2012

Medical Generic, caduces

HealthWatch: Bone Density Tests Need Not Be As Frequent

A new study on osteoporosis screening published in The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that for older women with normal bone mineral density (BMD) or mild osteopenia, a screening interval of 15 years will miss few new cases of osteoporosis.

01/24/2012

Prostate Cancer. (AP)

HealthWatch: UCSF Expert At Odds With New Prostate Screening Recommendations

An influential government task force has issued a controversial new recommendation on cancer screening using the prostate specific antigen, or PSA test.

10/07/2011

SFoSecurity

Pilot Defends Video Critical Of San Francisco Airport Security

A pilot who posted YouTube videos criticizing security at San Francisco International Airport said Tuesday he is shocked at the uproar they’ve created.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/28/2010

A doctor performing a colonoscopy. (CBS)

HealthWatch: Some Colon Cancer Screenings May Not Find Disease

One Bay Area family said their mother’s colon cancer screening gave her a false sense of security – with deadly results.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/01/2010

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Parents Question Access To Mandatory Baby Blood Test

Every baby born in the U.S. is supposed to have it – A blood test that screens for genetic diseases.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/28/2010

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