Students simply aren't getting enough sleep, and it's become an important public health issue. Interview with Dr. Rafael Pelayo, sleep specialist at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center. (1/20/20)

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Medical Monday: Stanford Doctor Talks Sleep, Stress and SchoolStudents simply aren't getting enough sleep, and it's become an important public health issue. Interview with Dr. Rafael Pelayo, sleep specialist at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center. (1/20/20)
Health Officials Screen SFO Passengers from China for Deadly New VirusFederal health officials will begin screening ill passengers on flights coming into San Francisco International Airport from China for any signs of a deadly new virus that has already claimed two lives. Andria Borba reports. (1-17-20)
Raw Video: Disease Expert On New Coronavirus Screenings At U.S. AirportsWilliam Schaffner, MD is a professor of Preventative Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He spoke to KPIX 5 about the new strain of coronavirus from China and how and why three major U.S. international airports began to screen for the novel virus in passengers from Wuhan, an interior Chinese province.
Bay Area Researchers Key on Blood Plasma to Fight Age-Related DiseasesAt Alkahest, in San Carlos, scientists are working on innovative therapies for diseases that are linked to aging. Juliette Goodrich reports. (1-16-20)
Modern San Francisco Fertility Clinic Aims To Reinvent Women's Health CareKindbody is a modern, full-service women's health and fertility clinic on Sutter Street in San Francisco that wants to reinvent the experience, making gynecological care and fertility treatments more affordable and accessible. Betty Yu reports. (1-14-2020)
Health Insurance Deadline For Californians LoomCovered California Executive Director, Peter V. Lee, on the upcoming deadline for Californians to sign up for health insurance, and the financial assistance available. Interview with Michelle Griego and Anne Makovec. (1/14/20)
San Francisco Neighborhood Health Clinics Begin Rare Renovation ProcessThree years after the approval of Measure A, a major renovation project is underway for three of San Francisco’s neighborhood health clinics and officials say the benefits will be felt by the entire city. John Ramos reports. (1-12-2020)
Stanford Blood Center Asks For Donations During Critical Supply ShortageBlood supply at the Stanford Blood Center is at a critically low level, prompting an "immediate need" for all blood types and products, officials said. (1-12-20)
UCSF Study: Electric Scooter Injuries Jump 222 Percent In Four YearsThe flood of electric scooters on city streets is also producing a wave of injuries in emergency rooms, many of them serious head injuries. Wilson Walker reports. (1-8-2020)
Float Celebrating Organ Donation Featured In Tournament Of Roses ParadeOn New Years Day, the annual Tournament of Roses Parade features beautiful floats, representing various businesses and service organizations. But one float may actually mean the difference between life and death. John Ramos reports. (12-30-2019)
Santa Clara Co. Considers Adopting 'Laura's Law' For Mentally Ill HomelessSanta Clara County officials are considering adopting "Laura's Law," a conservatorship program for the severely mentally ill. Kiet Do reports. (12-17-2019)
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Strike Across CAThousands of Kaiser Permanente mental health workers across California are staging a five-day walkout, calling on the healthcare giant to improve working conditions. (12/16/19)
Study: E-Cigarettes Increase Risk Of Lung Disease; Vaping Combined With Smoking Triples RiskA new study on the health effects of e-cigarettes shows vaping significantly increases the risk of developing chronic lung diseases. Devin Fehely reports. (12/16/19)
Napa Woman's Medical Supply Donation Center Gives Much-Needed Equipment AccessFor helping others gain access to the care and medical equipment they might otherwise have to do without, this week's Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Yvonne Baginski. (12-11-2019)
Growing Homeless Population In Santa Rosa Puts Strain On Emergency RoomsWith two massive wildfires, skyrocketing housing costs and, now, a growing homeless problem in Sonoma County, some people are reaching their breaking point. When they do, many of them end up in hospital emergency rooms. John Ramos reports. (12-11-2019)
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
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)

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