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A wireless heart implant. (CBS)

Wireless Implant Allows Doctors To Monitor UCSF Heart Patient At Home

More than 5 million people had heart failure last year. A new implant lets doctors get medical data wirelessly, straight from their patient’s hearts.

10/06/2014

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

UCSF Ebola Expert: Ebola Is Not As Infectious As Influenza, Tuberculosis, Measles And Other Airborne Diseases

Amid questions and concerns over the recent cases of the Ebola virus in the United States, KPIX 5 talked to an expert on infectious diseases at University of California at San Francisco.

10/02/2014

Medical marijuana. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Fewer Overdose Deaths From Other Drugs

A new study of states which have implemented medical marijuana laws shows those states also have lower rates of drug overdose deaths.

08/27/2014

A lab technician works on a blood sample at a hospital. (FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Finds $10 To $10,000 Price Range For Same Blood Test At Different California Hospitals

A study of prices for common blood tests in California has discovered patients are along an extreme range of price differences, some as little as $10 all the way up to more than $10,000 for the same test.

08/15/2014

An Ebola virus virion. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

UC San Francisco Researchers To Analyze Deadly Ebola Virus; Experimental Vaccine In The Works

Bay Area researchers are being put on call to help analyze a deadly Ebola virus that has killed hundreds in Western Africa, while the government says an experimental vaccine is in the works.

08/01/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Announces Kids’ Education Campaign At UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stopped by an Oakland hospital Wednesday morning to help announce a new campaign to educate low-income children from birth, organizers said. The “Talking is Teaching: […]

07/23/2014

Camp Fun

Overweight Kids Learn New Ways Of Nutrition At UCSF Summer Camp

Bay Area kids who have found themselves tipping the scales have been referred to a special six-week summer camp to lose weight.

07/11/2014

Josh Osborn is healthy today because of the hard work of Bay Area scientists because of DNA research at UCSF.

Bay Area Scientists Use DNA Tests To Save Wisconsin Teen With ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease

A 15-year-old boy from Wisconsin is healthy today because of the hard work of UCSF researchers who worked round the clock for 48 hours to save him and produced results that have the potential to save many more.

06/11/2014

Mission Creek houseboats (photo by Chris Carlsson courtesy foundsf.org)

San Francisco’s Mission Creek: A Community Of Houseboat Dwellers Dating Back 50 Years

San Francisco’s community of houseboat dwellers on Mission Creek, which dates back over 50 years, has some security for their unique homes with a lease through the Port of San Francisco through 2040.

06/09/2014

1-week-old infant West Lande. (CBS)

Comatose Woman Showing Improvement After Giving Birth In SF; Baby Gets Clean Bill Of Health

A baby born in San Francisco a week ago to a Fresno woman in a coma is getting a clean bill of health, while her mother is at times briefly regaining consciousness and showing signs of improvement, according to the woman’s husband.

05/29/2014

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