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SF Startup Uses 3D Printers to Create Prosthetic Legs

SF Startup Uses 3D Printers to Create Prosthetic Legs

Is it the next Industrial Revolution? 3D printing may one day revolutionize businesses, but it’s already having... Watch »

May 14, 2015
3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

In 2014, more than half a million Americans each took $50,000 or more worth of prescription drugs and for the... Read »

May 13, 2015
Berkeley Approves Cell Phone Radiation Warning Ordinance

Berkeley Approves Cell Phone Radiation Warning Ordinance

The Berkeley City Council late Tuesday voted unanimously to require retailers to warn customers of possible... Watch »

May 12, 2015
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Issues Vaccination Warning

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Issues Vaccination Warning

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation is warning parents that their children may need to repeat their vaccinations. Watch »

May 12, 2015
NY Nail Salon Investigation Shines Light on CA Salons

NY Nail Salon Investigation Shines Light on CA Salons

The New York Times released an investigative piece on Thursday revealing the deplorable conditions under which New... Read »

May 11, 2015

"Bras for the Cause" Walk a Fundraising Success

Over 400 people decorated bras and took to the streets of Pleasanton in the name of supporting those with breast... Read »

May 11, 2015
Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

The feds gave insurance companies a stern reminder on their duties on women's health Monday: They must pay for birth... Read »

May 11, 2015
Parents Debate on Children's Vaccination Requirements

Parents Debate on Children's Vaccination Requirements

The battle over vaccination is heating up with some last minute political wrangling. Watch »

May 11, 2015
FDA Unaware of Listeria in Blue Bell Before Outbreak

FDA Unaware of Listeria in Blue Bell Before Outbreak

Federal health officials said Friday that they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell... Read »

May 9, 2015

"Pollen Tsunami" Causing Misery in the Northeast

Move over, pollen vortex, the pollen tsunami is here. A ferocious winter, delayed spring and even the beginnings of... Read »

May 7, 2015
CA's Carbon Emissions Goals Attainable?

CA's Carbon Emissions Goals Attainable?

California Governor Jerry Brown announced last week a new plan for reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Watch »

May 4, 2015
What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?

What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?

Summer is coming! To get ready for more time in the sun, dermatologists offer advice on skin cancer prevention. Watch »

May 4, 2015
Feds Probe Safety of Hospital Hand Cleaners

Feds Probe Safety of Hospital Hand Cleaners

Federal health officials say more information is needed to establish the safety and effectiveness of common hand... Read »

Apr 30, 2015
Warriors Secret Weapon? Team Gets Sleep Advice From UCSF Researcher

Warriors Secret Weapon? Team Gets Sleep Advice From UCSF Researcher

The keys to success for the Warriors: the Splash Brothers, an energetic coach, and the fans in Oracle, right? Watch »

Apr 29, 2015
Project Open Hand Leads Food as Medicine Study

Project Open Hand Leads Food as Medicine Study

Project Open Hand and UCSF are studying the effects of feeding critically ill patients three healthy meals per day. Read »

Apr 29, 2015
These Are America's Cities With the Worst Air Pollution

These Are America's Cities With the Worst Air Pollution

Air pollution is still a "pervasive public health threat" in the U.S. — and while many of the nation's most polluted... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
German Measles Eliminated From Americas: Officials

German Measles Eliminated From Americas: Officials

German measles has officially been eradicated from North and South America, the first region of the world to... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Report Ranks Bay Area Air Quality Among Nation's Worst

Report Ranks Bay Area Air Quality Among Nation's Worst

The American Lung Association released a report Wednesday on the nation's air quality, showing that although Bay... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Doctors Save 3 Babies With

Doctors Save 3 Babies With "4-D-Printed" Airway Splints

Three small children who were born with a rare and often deadly defect to their windpipes are now healthy and... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
State of the Air 2015: SoCal Breathing Dangerous Pollutants

State of the Air 2015: SoCal Breathing Dangerous Pollutants

Air pollution remains a "pervasive public health threat" in the U.S., with almost half of Americans —... Read »

Apr 28, 2015

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