A Medical Miracle -- 1958 KPIX 5 Live Broadcast Of Open Heart SurgeryTommy Hunter was an 8-year-old Oakland boy who simply wanted to play with his friends, but his ailing heart would not allow it.
Stanford Cardiac Specialists Amazed By 1958 Open Heart BroadcastAs they watched a replay of the historic KPIX 5 1958 live broadcast of an open heart surgery, two of Stanford's leading cardiologists were stunned by how primitive it all looked.
Campaign 2018 -- Big Money Stream Into Battle Over Dialysis TreatmentYou can't miss the television ads over Proposition 8 as millions are spent by both sides of the issue heading into election day.
Bay Area Biotech's New Flu Treatment Gets FDA ApprovalA new drug developed by Bay Area-based Genentech has received federal approval -- the first new treatment for influenza approved in nearly two decades.
Flea-Borne Typhus Spreads Across Los Angeles AreaA rise in typhus, a bacterial disease spread by lice or fleas, has hit the Los Angeles area, and public health officials are sounding the alarm.
UC Berkeley Research Leads To Nobel Prize For MedicineA former University of California cancer researcher has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his groundbreaking work that began on the Berkeley campus.
CDC: Flu Season Deaths Topped 80,000 Last YearAn estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CDC: Alzheimer's Rate To Double By 2060
State Health Officials Announce First West Nile Deaths In 2018California health officials confirmed two deaths in state due to West Nile virus -- one each in Glenn County and Yuba County.
Suicide Survivor Gets 'Ultimate Second Chance' After Historic Face TransplantA young woman has been given a new lease on life one year after becoming the youngest person to undergo a face transplant in the U.S.
Boy Who Had Chunk Of Brain Removed Has Almost Fully RecoveredDoctors in Pennsylvania say a young boy has almost fully recovered after having a large portion of his brain removed.
Old Penguin Gets New Life After Aquarium Uses Acupuncture TreatmentAcupuncture has been a common practice among humans for centuries, but now humans are using acupuncture to give a penguin a new lease on life.