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How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland

Oakland Hospital Pioneers ‘Scar-less’ Remote Control Surgery Through Navel

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland is using a cutting edge, robot-aided surgical procedure by that is less invasive than traditional surgeries and causes less scarring.

02/08/2014

Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks loses his helmet after a check during the first period against the Los Angeles Kings in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Sharks’ Couture To Undergo Surgery; Return Unknown

General manager Doug Wilson said Tuesday that Couture has been playing with the injury for several weeks and decided to have surgery when it did not respond as hoped.

01/07/2014

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Family Of Jahi McMath Seeks Transfer Of Girl To Nursing Home

A lawyer for the family of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy says Jahi McMath’s relatives want to transfer her to a nursing home that is willing to keep caring for her.

12/26/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Judge Says Oakland Girl Declared Brain Dead Can Be Taken Off Life Support

A judge on Tuesday ruled that a 13-year-old Bay Area girl declared brain dead after suffering complications following a tonsillectomy can be taken off life support.

12/24/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Outside Expert To Evaluate Oakland Girl Declared Brain Dead

With a family fighting a hospital to keep their daughter who has been declared brain dead on life support, a California judge on Monday ordered the hospital to keep treating 13-year-old Jahi McMath for another week as a second medical evaluation is conducted.

12/23/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Judge Orders Children’s Hospital Oakland To Keep Girl On Life Support

A judge has ordered a Bay Area hospital to keep a girl declared brain dead on life support following what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy.

12/20/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Family Will Seek Injunction To Keep Oakland Girl On Life Support

Christopher Dolan, the lawyer for the family of Jahi McMath, said he’s seeking the order because Children’s Hospital Oakland officials want to remove Jahi from life support soon but haven’t specified a specific time.

12/19/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Family Of Oakland Girl On Life Support Serves Hospital Cease And Desist Letter

The family of a girl who was declared brain dead at Children’s Hospital Oakland last week has stepped up their fight to keep her on life support.

12/17/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Oakland Girl May Be Taken Off Life Support After Tonsil Surgery Complications

A 13-year-old Oakland girl could be removed from life support because she’s been declared brain dead after she suffered complications following a routine tonsil-removal procedure, her uncle said Monday.

12/16/2013

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