Town Of Clearlake Takes Center Stage In Emotional Battle Over Medical Marijuana Cultivation BanThe town of Clearlake in Lake County is now center stage in an emotional legal battle over medical marijuana, and patients say a complete ban on all cultivation is putting lives at risk, and are filing a suit to stop it.
Bay Area Medical Marijuana Clinics Allegedly Run By Organized Criminal Enterprise Still RunningSeven suspects, including two doctors, have been charged so far. Despite the serious criminal allegations, we found the operation hasn't slowed down.
Cases Of Ocular Syphilis In San Francisco And Other West Coast Cities IncreasingHealth officials in California are warning primary care and eye doctors to be on the lookout for ocular syphilis, as clusters of the disease hit San Francisco and other West Coast cities.
'Superbug' Infects Patients From 2nd Los Angeles HospitalA second hospital in Los Angeles says several patients have been infected with a “superbug” tied to a medical scope similar to a recent outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Jahi McMath's Family Sues Oakland Hospital Over Surgery That Left Her Brain-DeadThe family of an Oakland teenager who was declared brain-dead plans to file a lawsuit Tuesday against UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland with new details about the allegedly botched surgery.
BART Measles Scare Raises More Vaccination Concerns And Questions About Who's Most SusceptibleThis week’s warning sent out to BART riders that they may have been exposed to measles is raising more questions about vaccinations and who is most susceptible to the highly-contagious disease.
Ebola, Bat Meat And Tracking Patient Zero— Global Stories Of 2014Health officials believe that the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa began with a young boy (patient zero)— the first human to contract the disease who played with a hollowed out tree inhabited by bats.
CDC: Circumcision Benefits Trump Risks And Health Insurers Should Pay For ItU.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.
‘Vape’ Becomes Oxford Dictionary Word Of The YearAccording to Oxford, the use of the word “vape”, which can be used as both a word or a noun, has doubled in 2014 (from the previous year), and its rampant use could no longer be ignored.
Santa Clara County Pushes Flu Shots For More Than 700 Homeless VeteransSanta Clara County is pushing to give flu shots to the estimated 700 homeless veterans out on the streets as the weather turns colder.
San Francisco-Based Website Helping Patients Solve Mystery Medical IllnessesA San Francisco-based website is helping people solve mystery medical illnesses without the help of a doctor.
San Francisco Embarcadero BART Station Reopens After Person Reportedly Hit By TrainAll service in and out of San Francisco's Embarcadero BART station was shut down after a person was reportedly hit by a Richmond-bound train Wednesday afternoon.
KCBS Cover Story: Bay Area Survivor Of Historic Heart Transplant Runs Half Marathons; Lives Life To The Fullest 30 years ago Lucille Packard Children's Hospital performed an historic heart transplant on Lizzy Craze, she's 33 now and the longest living pediatric heart-transplant recipient in the U.S. to survive with an original donor heart.
About The Bay: Harvest Time Is Here For California's Marijuana GrowersIt's harvest season for the massive California marijuana industry but the quasi-legal status of the drug means the safety of those who grow and process it is always in question.
Patients Racking Up Medical Bills Despite Affordable Care ActEven people with health insurance can still rack up significant medical debt, particularly if they get a serious illness. Now, a new service from Nerdwallet is helping steer individuals with outstanding medical debt to medical billing experts, who can help reduce those bills.