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Robin Williams (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

In Depth: Addiction And Depression Are More Common Than You May Think

In the wake of actor Robin Williams untimely death, Dr. Alex Zaphiris, who specializes in treatment for addiction, examines how common addiction and depression are and what resources are available to treat these diseases.

08/18/2014

(CBS SF)

Lawsuit Filed To Stop Service Cuts At Troubled Doctors Medical Center In San Pablo

Health care providers and community members filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday to stop the downsizing and potential closure of Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo, which is seeing major cuts to staff and services amid longtime financial struggles.

08/13/2014

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Oregon, Illinois Medicaid Programs Place Tight Restrictions On Gilead $1,000-Per-Pill Hepatitis C Drug Sovaldi

An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected Thursday to significantly scale back access to an effective—but expensive—new drug used to treat hepatitis C, the second state to retrict access to the drug in two days.

07/31/2014

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

Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has been denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross for his cancer treatments. (CBS)

Anthem Blue Cross To Cover Sonoma County Cancer Patient After KPIX 5 Report

Anthem Blue Cross told the family of a Sonoma County man that they will cover his cancer treatment, after KPIX 5 reported that they received a letter denying coverage.

05/30/2014

Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has been denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross for his cancer treatments. (CBS)

Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross After Paying $100K In Premiums

A Sonoma County man battling more than a dozen tumors in his body is fighting a new battle with his insurance carrier, who has denied coverage for his treatments.

05/28/2014

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

‘Toilet-To-Tap’ Water Purification Coming To South Bay

The source for Santa Clara County’s newest, cleanest and virtually limitless water is the new $68 million sewage treatment plant near Alviso, but the ultra clean water won’t be going into homes due to the stigma regarding recycled water.

07/22/2013

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: End Of Life Decisions For Your Pet

End of life decisions can be costly and also very emotional for pet guardians.

05/27/2013

(CBS)

SF Supervisor Calls For Restoration Of HIV/AIDS Funding After Sequester

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener called for a restoration in cuts to critical health programs that identify and treat people with HIV and AIDS.

03/18/2013

A sign announcing the planned opening of Tata Massage. (credit: Rochelle Del Rosario)

San Francisco’s New ‘Tata Massage’ Parlor Offers $350 Face Slaps

A new San Francisco massage parlor promises to improve your completion using the “ancient Thai art of face slapping.”

10/24/2012

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