SF Anti-Vaccine Doctor Accused Of Using At-Home DNA Tests To Get Kids ExemptionsA doctor in San Francisco is under investigation for allegedly providing medical exemptions to get kids out of receiving vaccinations with an at-home genetics test.
Travel Fueling California's Measles Outbreak; UCLA Students QuarantinedMeasles cases are on the rise in 11 California counties including San Francisco and are being fueled by exposure to the disease during overseas travel among other factors, state health officials announced Thursday.
Whistlestop Carepool Takes Seniors Where They Need To GoWhistlestop Carepool is a volunteer service in Marin County helping older adults and people with disabilities get where they need to go.
Lipoprotein(a) Foundation Is Spreading The Word About A Genetic Predisposition For Heart DiseaseSandra Revill Tremulis, president and founder of the Lipoprotein(a) Foundation talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about a genetic condition that can cause cardiovascular disease in young adults.
SF Health Officials Call For More STD Testing As Syphilis Re-EmergesSTDs are on the rise in San Francisco with the number of women infected with syphilis increasing by 144% between 2017 and 2018, the city's Department of Public Health announced.
Thera: New Virtual Reality Treatment Helps Kids Grappling With Mental IllnessThera is a new online virtual reality treatment is proving beneficial for kids grappling with mental illness.
Kale Placed 3rd On 'Dirty Dozen' Produce Pesticide ListA new report places kale, which is usually thought of as a healthy super food, third on a "Dirty Dozen" list of produce affected by pesticides.
Girl Trek Helps Foster Good Health For Women One Step At A TimeGood health begins one step at a time, Volunteer Katrina Lashea tells BAF's Michelle Griego how Girl Trek is helping women and girls get healthy and in shape.
Fertility Specialists Give Advice To Women Struggling With InfertilityFormer First Lady Michelle Obama talked about her own experience with in vitro fertilization in her book. Black Renaissance host Christin Ayers continues that conversation with naturopathic doctor Autmatma Shah and Yale/Harvard grad Dr. Collin Smikle, founder and director of Laurel Fertility Care in San Francisco.
FDA: 17 Dietary Supplement Sellers Warned To Stop Sale Of Illegal, 'Misbranded' Alzheimer's TreatmentsAmericans spend billions of dollars on dietary supplements that promise to treat, or stave off incurable memory destroying diseases like Azheimer's and dementia, but dozens of those products are being sold and marketed illegally, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Sing Out For Seva With Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt & MoreThe sight-saving Seva Foundation's 40th Anniversary 'Sing Out For Seva!' was happening January 12 at the Fox Theatre in Oakland with stars like Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Osborne, Wavy Gravy, and more.
Whooping Cough Outbreak Sweeps Marin CountyMarin County Health Department says there have been 241 confirmed cases of whooping cough this year, the highest number the county's seen in eight years.
Tobacco Giant Altria Buys $12.8 Billion Stake In San Francisco-Based JuulThe market value of San Francisco-based Juul, which sells more than 70% of the cartridge-based e-cigarettes in the United States, took a major jump Thursday after the nation's largest cigarette company bought a 35 percent share of the company.
UCSF Researchers: 'Fentanyl Is A Tsunami'; Want Drug Classified As A PoisonResearchers at the University of California in San Francisco want to change the way we think of Fentanyl. In a paper published Tuesday, they called it a “contaminant, and a poison in the heroin stream."
Unhealthy Air Forces Cal-Stanford Big Game Rescheduled To Dec. 1The last time the Big Game gridiron showdown between the University of California-Berkeley and Stanford was postponed, the nation was reeling from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.