'Skin Of Color' Clinic For Darker-Skinned Patients Opens At UC San Francisco
University 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)

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'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)
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