Prescription Painkiller Tracking System To Be Mandatory For California DoctorsBeginning in July, a new system to track prescription painkillers becomes mandatory for doctors in California.
California No Longer Golden State For Young Doctors Who Want To Practice MedicineCalifornia was once one of the best places in the country for doctors to live and practice medicine, but those days seem long gone.
UC Student Health Center Doctors Launch Rare 4-Day StrikeDoctors who work at University of California student health centers are staging a rare four-day strike to protest what they claim is the university’s failure to negotiate a labor contract in good faith.
Stanford Study Finds Many LGBT Medical Students Fear DiscriminationA newly-released study from Stanford University researchers found many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students in medical school chose not to disclose their sexual identity or orientation and many feared being discriminated against.
Patient Says Popular Bone Drug May Have Dangerous Side AffectA patient wants millions of people taking a bone drug to know about a possibly dangerous side effect.
California Pharmacies Rationing Prescription Strength Cough Syrup In Busy Flu SeasonPharmacies in the Bay Area are rationing the cough syrup that doctors prescribe for upper respiratory infections due to the severe flu season.
Covered California Insurers Promoting Bogus Doctor Lists According To State InvestigationA new state investigation confirmed that health insurance companies have been promoting bogus lists of doctors available in their Covered California health plans for months.
Daylight Savings: Falling Forward Instead Of Back Could Lower Child Obesity Rate Researchers SayThis year Daylight Saving Time ends on November 2nd at 2:00 am and the clocks will turn back one hour, but some researchers say falling forward would lower children’s obesity rate.
CDC Using Twitter To Spread Information On EbolaEbola experts at the Centers for Disease Control are using Twitter to inoculate the public against ignorance.
California’s Medical Malpractice Measure Prop. 46 Gets Support From Sen. Barbara BoxerSenator Barbara Boxer came out swinging Wednesday on behalf of Proposition 46 in a new ad campaign. The 'Yes on 46' initiative would lift the cap on medical malpractice awards.
Skin Cancer Rate In Marin County Alarmingly Higher Than Rest Of CaliforniaMarin County is known for sun, but residents there may be paying for that exposure.
Medical Malpractice Initiative Led By Danville Father Qualifies For November BallotThe initiative was triggered by the tragic death of Bob Pack's two children, who were struck and killed by a drunk driver high on Vicodin in 2003.
Community Members Urge Supervisors To Keep San Pablo's Doctors Medical Center OpenDozens of community members and staff from San Pablo’s Doctors Medical Center urged the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors at its meeting in Martinez Tuesday to help keep the debt-plagued hospital open while county leaders said they are in no position to save it.
'Miracle Drug' That Reverses Heroin Overdoses Now Being Given To Patients Prescribed OpiatesDoctors call it a miracle drug that reverses heroin overdoses. Now drug prevention programs are giving it to families and friends of opiate users, just in case of an accidental overdose.
Obama Administration Reveals $3 Million Medicare Payouts To Doctors, 38 In CaliforniaAccording to the Medicare data, California had 38 doctors that were paid at least $3 million in 2012.