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Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Legs

Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Legs

Four men paralyzed after severe spinal cord injuries can all move their legs again after treatments with... Watch »

Apr 7, 2014
Woman Helping to Change the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Woman Helping to Change the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is not jut a smoker's disease. NBC Bay Area's Stephanie Chuang profiles a Menlo Park woman who... Watch »

6 hours ago
Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra may be a boon for men with erectile dysfunction, but it may come with a trade-off: A new preliminary... Read »

Apr 7, 2014
Spring Heat Bad News for Allergy Sufferers

Spring Heat Bad News for Allergy Sufferers

Summer-like temperatures across the Bay Area are creating some problems for allergy sufferers. Watch »

Apr 7, 2014
Measles Warning After 2nd UC Berkeley Student Gets Infected

Measles Warning After 2nd UC Berkeley Student Gets Infected

Health officials at the University of California, Berkeley say another student has been diagnosed with measles, and... Read »

Apr 6, 2014
3 People Die of Meningitis in Los Angeles Outbreak

3 People Die of Meningitis in Los Angeles Outbreak

A day after health officials said at least eight cases of the most dangerous form of meningitis hit Los... Watch »

Apr 4, 2014
Fertility Drugs Do Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Fertility Drugs Do Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Women who took a fertility drug called Clomid don’t have any higher risk of breast cancer, even 30 years later, than... Watch »

Apr 3, 2014
San Francisco Is Nation's Second-Densest City

San Francisco Is Nation's Second-Densest City

Better health, cheaper mobility and even a better shot at making moeny are the benefits of living in... Read »

Apr 3, 2014
Popular Kids Get Bullied Too: Study

Popular Kids Get Bullied Too: Study

In fact, the effects of bullying may be even more traumatic on popular students than their... Read »

Apr 3, 2014
Liquid Therapy? Experts Warn of Alcohol Abuse by Moms

Liquid Therapy? Experts Warn of Alcohol Abuse by Moms

For many moms looking to relieve stress, wine and cocktails are part of their weekly routine, even on play dates. Watch »

Apr 2, 2014
8,730 Pounds of Chicken Recalled Due to Misprinting

8,730 Pounds of Chicken Recalled Due to Misprinting

AdvancePierre Foods is recalling approximately 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misprinting and... Read »

Apr 2, 2014
Duke Scientists Create Self-Healing Muscles in Lab

Duke Scientists Create Self-Healing Muscles in Lab

Biomedical engineers have developed lab-grown skeletal muscles able to flex as just like biologically grown ones and... Read »

Apr 1, 2014
Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know

Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know

Monday was the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan on the federal and state Obamacare Read »

Apr 1, 2014
California Makes Final Drive For Health Coverage

California Makes Final Drive For Health Coverage

Whether it's a chance for a government subsidy or to avoid a tax penalty, Californians were making a... Watch »

Mar 31, 2014
Covered California Confirms Monday Enrollment Deadline

Covered California Confirms Monday Enrollment Deadline

Covered California has confirmed the Monday deadline for Californians who have not signed up for health... Watch »

Mar 31, 2014
Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: Study

Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: Study

A new study published Saturday suggests that women who drink a lot of diet soda may be at a greater risk of... Read »

Mar 30, 2014
Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

Joan Milne was born deaf and was overcome with emotion when she heard a nurse reciting the days of the week for the... Watch »

Mar 29, 2014
SF General Adds Security Features After Patient Death

SF General Adds Security Features After Patient Death

SF General revamps security after missing patient Lynne Spalding was found dead in a hospital stairwell. Read »

Mar 28, 2014
Many Preteens Have High Cholesterol: Study

Many Preteens Have High Cholesterol: Study

A news study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
Marriage Healthy for the Heart?

Marriage Healthy for the Heart?

A study of more than 3.5 million Americans found that married people were less likely than single, divorced... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
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