The main strain of the flu virus which is circulating currently doesn’t entirely match up with the flu vaccine that is being administered this year, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
All blood types are needed and the center reported Friday that type O positive and type O negative inventories are down to only a one-day supply.
Newsom wants California, home to nearly 40 million people, to contract with generic drug companies to make prescription medications on its behalf so it could then sell them to the public. The goal, according to the governor's office, is to lower prices by increasing competition in the generic market.
More than 8 million people have signed up for coverage next year under former President Barack Obama's health care law, the government said Friday, a sign of continued demand for the program amid persistent uncertainty over its future.
In addition to the financial compensation, Sutter will be required to change some of its business practices in how it sells services to insurance companies and consumers.
The centers for Disease Control and Prevent reported widespread flu activity across California with at least four deaths in the Bay Area.
Sunday was the original deadline to purchase insurance plans from Covered California that take effect Jan. 1. But state officials announced Monday that they have extended the deadline through Friday.
The new HealthCare.gov deadline is 3 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a statement. Coverage takes effect Jan. 1.
In the Bay Area, union psychologists, therapists, psychiatric nurses and other healthcare workers will strike at Kaiser facilities in Oakland, Walnut Creek, Redwood City, Santa Clara and San Jose following more than a year without a contract.
Since 2016, Adams had served as Kaiser's executive vice president and group president, with direct responsibility for health plan and hospital operations in all eight Kaiser Permanente regions.
The ruling marks the second time the Food and Drug Administration has granted preliminary approval for the disease based on early results and is likely to stoke questions about its standards for clearing largely unproven medications.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed and two supervisors announced Tuesday that they reached an agreement on how to reform the city's mental health care system.
Union officials representing mental health professionals at Kaiser Permanente postponed a planned five-day strike across California that was to set begin Monday in deference to today's passing of Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson.
Officials also say there has been decreasing reliance on condoms or prophylactics for protection against acquiring or spreading STDs.
A vaccine undergoing testing at the Mayo Clinic has reportedly removed cancer cells in a breast cancer patient.
Senate Republicans are preparing for another showdown over health care and have until September 30 to pass the Graham-Cassidy bill if they want to repeal Obamacare in yet another attempt.
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence hosted Republican senators at the White House to discuss flailing efforts to pass a new health care bill.
The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week.
Republican leaders in the Senate are expected to release their plan to replace Obamacare on Thursday.
The cast of super characters paid a visit to lift the spirits of several sick children at a local hospital. Rob Roth reports.