COVID Contact Tracers Using Texts, Calls, Visits To Reach More People In SFContact tracers at the San Francisco Department of Public Health are adjusting their strategy to match the rising caseloads, making phone calls and in-person visits to text messages.
COVID-19 Travel: Airlines Hope New Digital Health Passport App Will Revive International TravelThere will soon be an app for international travelers that stores all their COVID-19 testing results and other important data to enable swifter, safer border crossings during the pandemic.
COVID: Santa Clara County Increasing Testing Sites as Cases SurgeReckoning with a surge in COVID-19 cases, Santa Clara County announced Friday that it’s providing more testing sites.
4-Year-Old Girl Drowns at Point Reyes National Seashore on ThanksgivingTragedy struck on Thanksgiving when a crashing wave swept a 4-year-old girl out to sea from McClures Beach at Point Reyes, causing her to drown, according to local fire officials.
Fremont Apartment Fire Displaces 17 PeopleSeventeen people were without shelter on Thanksgiving after a two-alarm fire burned up a Fremont apartment building.
Hospitals Brace for Post-Thanksgiving Surge in COVID-19 CasesThe U.S. death toll from COVID-19 could hit 321,000 by mid-December and hospitals might be overflowing with patients in many parts of the country.
Bay Area Small Business Group Says Shop Small, Think Big on Black FridayA group of activists and store owners is asking shoppers to help them reclaim Black Friday by foregoing discounts and paying a percentage of sales to Black and Indigenous organizations.
Pandemic Presses Bay Area Families to Find New Ways to Observe Thanksgiving HolidayWith the pandemic grinding on, Thanksgiving was always going to be the holiday where the realities of social distancing and safety collided with cherished family traditions.
Better Together: South City Seniors Facility Builds Outdoor Living Room for Family VisitsThe Aegis Living home for seniors in South San Francisco has come up with a way to safely bring families together this Thanksgiving: an outdoor living room.

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Sleeping Well During The COVID-19 PandemicA lack of routine during the pandemic has made it difficult for kids to maintain a healthy sleep schedule. Now is the time for kids to get back on track.
The Dangers Of Skipping Routine Vaccinations During COVID-19Across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a decline in vaccination rates as some families are choosing to forgo or delay their children’s routine pediatric well-visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heart Monitoring Device Brings Comfort To Newborn Bronte's ParentsMarvin and Amanda Benedict are self-described techies. They both work at Google, so they naturally love automation, and they joke that it’s fitting that their daughter now has an automated device.
Groundbreaking Minimally Invasive Brain SurgeryThe name Ari means “lion” in Hebrew, and Ari Ellman’s first day back at preschool this September was a roaring success. Ari is small for his three years, but his vocabulary and charm are big enough to more than compensate. He’s excited, energetic, curious, and fully engaged with his friends and teachers.
Pioneering Immunotherapy Targeting Elusive Cancer Cells In ChildrenThe “remarkably successful” CAR-T cell therapy is giving new hope to the sickest cancer patients. Now, Stanford experts are focusing on advancing its use and broadening its benefits.
New Hope for Children With Aortic Valve DisordersWhen Claudia and Tom Yore discussed having a third child, the clincher came from Claudia, who said, “Let’s do it. He’s going to be our easy third.”
Mom Braves New Territory To Give Daughter With Spina Bifida Her Best ShotHelisabed Romano turned to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to perform in utero surgery to possibly save her baby from serious limitations later in life.
Cleft And Craniofacial Center Fosters Patient’s Dream To Entertain Mathias Dizon practiced for weeks to fulfill a promise he had made to his doctors and nurses at the Stanford Children’s Health Cleft and Craniofacial Center: to sing the national anthem at the center’s annual patient and family picnic every year until he goes to college.
Heart Transplant Allows Justin Wang To Experience His Bucket ListAt just 15-years-old, Justin Wang has already built a bucket list of the things he wants to see and do in his lifetime.