Isabel Bueso, an East Bay woman with a rare genetic disorder who is facing deportation, won a major victory in her fight to stay in the county. Betty Yu reports. (12-10-2019)
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Facing Deportation, East Bay Woman With Rare Genetic Disease Allowed To Stay In U.S.Isabel Bueso, an East Bay woman with a rare genetic disorder who is facing deportation, won a major victory in her fight to stay in the county. Betty Yu reports. (12-10-2019)
Sexual Misconduct Complaints About Doctors Skyrocketing In CaliforniaSexual misconduct complaints against California doctors are up 61% since 2017 according to the state medical board. But that may be just the tip of the iceberg. KPIX 5 spoke with some patients who say their complaints went unheard for years. Andria Borba reports. (11-26-2019)
Little Boy Gets His Voice Thanks To Life-Changing SurgeryA little boy, who, since birth, was unable to make any noise or breathe on his own, has undergone life-changing surgery Rachel Kim tells us he is finally getting a chance to say his first words.
31st Annual Kidney Foundation Author's Luncheon Happening In San FranciscoJulia Flynn Siler, author of 'The White Devil's Daughters' talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the upcoming 31st Annual Kidney Foundation Author's Luncheon, happening November 2, in San Francisco. For more information go to authorsluncheonsf.org.
Student Inspires Others By Speaking Out On Loved One's Mental Health Struggles17-year-old Lupe Barron made the decision to speak about her family member's journey. Her efforts inspired classmates and teachers. Michelle Griego reports. (11-19-2019)
San Francisco Nonprofit Aims To Eliminate Stigma Of Mental Illness1 in 4 Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness in their life, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. This week's Jefferson Awards winner is helping raise awareness and empathy toward mental health problems. Sharon Chin reports. (11-20-2019)
Groundbreaking Canine Cancer Vaccine Trial Underway At UC DavisOne of the world's top veterinary hospitals is testing out a new strategy to stop multiple types of cancer in dogs with a groundbreaking vaccine study. Juliette Goodrich reports. (11-19-2019)
AIDS Memorial Grove Volunteer Jack Porter DiesJack Porter, who worked tirelessly to establish and maintain the AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park, has died. (11/17/19)
New Stanford Hospital Opens Doors, Begins Moving In PatientsAfter years of planning and building, Stanford Hospital has opened the doors to a new state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar building. Devin Fehely reports. (11-17-2019)
Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson's Legacy, Compassion Remembered In OaklandLast week, the medical community was stunned by the news that Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson died in his sleep at 60 years of age. Family and friends gathered in Oakland Sunday to reflect on his legacy. John Ramos reports. (11-17-2019)
East Bay City Leaders Join Forces To Save Alta Bates HospitalCity leaders in Contra Costa and Alameda counties joined forces to try and save Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley. Da Lin reports that closing the hospital could pose health risks for nearby residents.
Vape Shops Feel the Heat from Rise in Vaping-Related IllnessesHaight Street is home to many vape shops that say they are seeing sales drop significantly amid confusion and concern over vaping-related deaths and illnesses. Betty Yu reports. (11-15-19)
Surgeons Test New Wearable Tech to Improve Operating SkillsA Stanford scientist and her team are using smart, wearable technology to help physicians improve the art of surgery. Juliette Goodrich reports. (11-14-19)
Mother And Son Kicked Out Of Homeless Shelter For Mental Health OutburstA mother and her son were on a waitlist for a homeless shelter for 18 months and once they got in, they were kicked out eight months later due to a mental health outburst. Susie Steimle reports. (11-13-2019)
Google Reportedly Collecting Health Data On Millions Of AmericansA report in the Wall Street Journal says Google has gathered health data on millions of Americans without their knowledge. (11/12/19)
Instagram To Test Hiding Likes For Some U.S. Users To Improve Mental HealthLike it or not, Instagram will start a slow roll out of removing likes for some users in the U.S. in an effort create a healthier environment for its users. Betty Yu reports. (11-11-2019)
Thousands Of Patients Rely On Doctors Medical Center In San PabloOriginal airdate 2014
West Contra Costa Co. Still Needs Emergency Room After 2015 Shutdown Of Doctors Medical CenterThere are new demands to bring a hospital to West Contra Costa County. Wilson Walker explains the area has been without an emergency room since Doctors Medical Center was shut down in 2015.
Officials Identify Vitamin E Compound as 'Strong Culprit' in Vaping IllnessesU.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a "very strong culprit." Andria Borba reports. (11-8-19)
Juul Halts Sales of Mint, Top-Selling E-Cigarette FlavorSan Francisco-based Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping. Maria Medina reports. (11-7-19)
Bay Area Supermarkets Included In Major Vegetable Recall Over Listeria ConcernsMann Packing Co., a subsidiary of Fresh Del Monte Produce, is recalling more than 140 vegetable products sold at supermarkets across the U.S. and Canada over potential listeria contamination. (11-5-2019)
UCSF Researchers Focus On 'Aging Into Homelessness' In Bay AreaMore people than ever before are "aging into homelessness." Right now, more than half of the Bay Area homeless population is over the age of 50. Susie Steimle reports. (11-4-2019)
Advances in Creating Capillaries Bring 3-D Bio Printing of Organs Closer to RealityOrgan donation for patients who need transplants saves lives but there are simply not enough donors. That worldwide shortage of organ donors is leading scientists to look toward other options. Juliette Goodrich reports. (10-31-19)
Joe Montana Undergoes High Tech Stimwave Knee Procedure In San JoseSan Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana, who's been living for years with chronic pain, underwent a state of the art procedure on Wednesday in San Jose. Kiet Do reports. (10-30-2019)