Tesla CEO Elon Musk is developing an AI-connected brain implant device that may help quadriplegics, cancer patients and stroke victims who suffer from memory loss or lack of motor function. Maria Medina reports. (7-17-2019)
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Elon Musk Developing AI-Connected Brain Implant To 'Secure Humanity's Future'Tesla CEO Elon Musk is developing an AI-connected brain implant device that may help quadriplegics, cancer patients and stroke victims who suffer from memory loss or lack of motor function. Maria Medina reports. (7-17-2019)
SMART Board Meeting Packed As Agency Discusses Recent Deaths On TracksSMART Train officials met Wednesday to find a way to end the spate of pedestrian-related deaths, many of which came in the past month. John Ramos reports. (7-17-2019)
Firefighters At Tubbs Fire Risked Exposure To Dangerous ToxinsFirefighters who fought the Tubbs Fire may have been exposed to dangerous toxins. Wilson Walker reports on what early tests show.
SoCal Quakes Remind Bay Area Residents To Be PreparedHow prepared would you be if the Big One hit? Betty Yu tells us what you need to stay safe.
California Offers Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT) To Combat Opioid AddictionMarlies Perez from the CA Dept.of Health Care Services talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about a new program called MAT, which provides prevention, treatment and recovery services to help patients struggling with opioid addiction.
Deaths at California Rehab Centers Prompt Push for ReformAs a public safety advocate, Wendy McEntyre has been doing the work the state of California has failed to do for more than a decade. Susie Steimle reports. (6-27-19)
KPIX 5 Original Report: Hidden Risks Of RehabRehab is expensive and often risky. KPIX has learned hundreds of patients are dying in detox. Susie Steimle shows us the hidden risks of rehab.
New Rules Hit Medicinal Pot Users High Prices, Limited ProductsIn an odd twist, the new laws that govern recreational pot use is hurting people who need marijuana to survive. John Ramos talked to a medical cannabis store owner and a patient in Marin.
East Bay School District Bans Chemical Found In Roundup Weed KillerThe Mount Diablo Unified School District voted unanimously to ban the active ingredient found in the Roundup weed killer from school property Monday evening. Betty Yu reports. (6-24-2019)
Proposed Vaccine Law Would Tighten Rules On ExemptionsA bill that would tighten California's vaccine law just cleared a key committee in Sacramento. As Melissa Caen reports, the measure has provoked strongly held views on both sides.
Plasma Shortage Keeps Bay Area Woman from Receiving Essential TreatmentLisa Korstand, a chemotherapy patient in San Jose, says a widespread drop-off in blood donations is preventing her from receiving life-saving treatment. Mark Sayre reports. (6-20-19)
San Francisco Program Treats Opioid Addiction With CannabisOn average, 130 Americans die every day of an opioid overdose. An innovative San Francisco program aims to treat the addiction using marijuana. Sharon Chin reports. (6-20-19)
San Francisco Considers Banning All E-Cigarette Sales CitywideThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors is expected to consider a measure banning sales of all electronic cigarettes citywide. (6/18/19)
Kaiser's New National Headquarters Will Be Oakland's Biggest Skyscraper YetKaiser Permanente is building a new national headquarters in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood. Wilson Walker talked to Oakland city officials and residents who says they consider the new Thrive Center as a boon for the city.
Democratic Leaders Shine Spotlight on Health CareBay Area congresswoman Jackie Speier along with Rep. Mike Thompson and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took aim at Pres. Trump on Saturday while promoting their health care agenda. Melissa Caen reports. (6-15-19)
Is Your Sunscreen Safe? Toxicity Expert Offers Tips On What To Avoid This SummerWith the summertime activities upon us, the use of sunscreen is always a smart recommendation to help ward of skin cancer. However, consumers are also being urged to learn more about what's in their sunscreen and its shelf-life. Reporter Emily Turner interviews environmental toxicity specialist Tonya Harris.
East Bay Clinic's Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies, Marketing Practices Drawing ScrutinyA growing number of elderly and disabled Americans are looking for relief from pain in the promising new field of stem cell therapy. But many clinics are offering therapies that have not yet been shown to be safe or effective. Susie Steimle reports. (6/11/19)
Summer Wellness Trends With Lifestyle Guru Heather SmithLifestyle guru Heather Smith stopped by the studio to share some of the latest healthy snack and wellness trends with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego. Learn more on her website, TheHauteBar.com.
Oakland Councilmember Says Mushroom Move Will Help City's Other IssuesOakland city leaders have voted to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms. Melissa Caen reports on why one city councilmember says the move will help Oakland tackle other serious issues. (6-5-2019)
Meet Daniel Miller, Author Of 'Gifts Of Acceptance'Author Daniel Miller talks to host Michelle Griego about his latest book, 'Gifts of Acceptance, Embracing People and Things as They Are.'
LGBT Advocates Vow to Fight Trump's Proposed Transgender ACA RollbacksLGBT advocates are vowing to fight the Trump Administration proposal to roll back protections for transgender people in the Affordable Care Act. Devin Fehely reports. (5-24-19)
'Skin Of Color' Clinic For Darker-Skinned Patients Opens At UC San FranciscoUniversity of California, San Francisco has opened a new clinic called Skin of Color, and patients are traveling from as far away as Santa Cruz for its services for those with darker skin. Betty Yu reports. (5/20/19)
UCSF's New 'Skin Of Color' Clinic Focuses On Treating Darker-Skinned PatientsDr. Jenna Lester with UCSF, the sole black dermatologist in San Francisco, says black people are far less likely to develop skin cancer than white people, but they usually have later diagnoses and higher death rates. Betty Yu reports. (5-20-2019)
Measles Case Confirmed in Berkeley; Health Warning IssuedA case of measles has been confirmed for a Berkeley resident and a health warning issued for customers who shopped at the Berkeley Bowl on the afternoon May 7, health officials announced Friday. Andria Borba reports. (5-17-19)
Gov. Newsom Pushes for Lowered Prescription Drug PricesThree Bay Area counties joined the state of California to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. Governor Gavin Newsom says he's prepared to play hardball to lower the costs. Melissa Caen reports. (5-16-19)
Patients Seeking Fountain Of Youth Turn To Stem Cell BankingHundreds of people in the Bay Area have used Forever Labs to freeze their stem cells, with the hope that they'll one day be able to have them injected back into their bodies to fight disease and live longer. Betty Yu reports. (5-14-2019)
National Parkinson Foundation's Annual Moving Day Event Returns to S.F. Justin Herman Plaza on SundaySunday morning at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco you can help fight Parkinson disease and "keep moving." Vern Glenn reports. (5-3-19)
Low Vaccination Rates Found at Bay Area Private SchoolsKPIX found kindergartens in three Bay Area counties where fewer than 50 percent of students are immunized against measles -- all are small private schools or charters. Melissa Caen reports. (5-3-19)
UCSF Participates In Experimental Therapy Trial For Infants With Rare Genetic Disease SCIDIn the late 70's and early 80's, a small boy with a rare genetic disease was known as “David, the Bubble Boy." Now, there is cautious optimism that UCSF doctors may have found a safe cure for patients just like David. Juliette Goodrich reports. (4-30-2019)