California Background Check System Snafus Delay Elder Care HiringA new portal from the California Department of Social Services is supposed to automate criminal background checks for home- and community-care providers but those trying to use it say they have been frustrated for months.
Gut Check Time: Founders of Bankrupt San Francisco Fecal-Test Biotech Firm IndictedTwo Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who founded a biotech company that tested fecal matter are accused of bilking their investors and health insurance providers, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Bay Area Seniors Seeking COVID-19 Vaccine Face 'Logistical Nightmare'Some Bay Area residents over age 65 got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday but others are finding out that -- just because they’re eligible -- it doesn’t mean the shot is easy to get.
Private Practice Medicos in Sonoma County Begin Administering COVID VaccineThe progress of administering vaccines has been slow. Now, private doctors in the North Bay are banding together to offer vaccinations to medical staff.
COVID Pandemic: Pfizer Vaccine Heads to FDA for Approval as Bay Area Awaits 1st ShipmentsThe FDA authorization of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine could come within the next couple days now that a government advisory panel has voted to approve its emergency use.
COVID: Jewish Doctor From Bay Area Talks About Treating COVID Patient With Nazi TattoosA Bay Area physician currently working an ER near Sacramento told KPIX 5 about a critically-ill patient who recently left him questioning his own compassion.
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.
COVID Health Care: Virus Taking Deadly Toll On Filipino American NursesAnyone who has spent time as a patient inside a San Francisco Bay Area hospital is well aware of the great care they received from Filipino American nurses. A new report reveals the devastating toll COVID has taken on their colleagues locally and across the country.
Health Officials Warn Virus Uptick May Overwhelm South Bay HospitalsSouth Bay health officials worry if the current coronavirus infectiontrend continues, the county could run out of hospital capacity in the next three weeks.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death Leaves Affordable Care Act In JeopardyRuth Bader Ginsberg was known as a stalwart supporter of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Now a coalition of red states is hoping to strike it down.
Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Attempt To Roll Back Health Care Protections For Transgender PeopleA federal judge blocked the Trump administration on Monday from enforcing a new regulation that would roll back health care protections for transgender people.
Researchers Turn to Pool Testing for Efficient Tracking of Coronavirus OutbreaksOn Friday, Gov. Newsom addressed a possible change in coronavirus testing strategy to group- or "pool" testing.
Some Nurses Concerned About Safety At Hayward Hospital Following COVID-19 OutbreakA small hospital in Hayward has implemented some new guidelines since the COVID-19 outbreak they think will reduce risk of infection, but some nurses at St. Rose Hospital believe it's not enough.
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Bay Area Dentists Preparing To Reopen Their OfficesBay Area dentists are ramping up preparations for a June reopening of their offices, which have been closed during the coronavirus shelter-in-place order except for emergency procedures since March.
Tech, Health Care Stocks 'Resilient' Amid Widespread Losses During COVID-19 PandemicEven with the coronavirus pandemic throwing the global economy into disarray, tech stocks in the S&P 500 have been remarkably resilient. They’re up 4.1% for 2020.