Chicken with salmonella can make you sick. So can romaine lettuce with E. coli and buffets with lurking norovirus. So why aren’t health officials warning people about eating food contaminated with the new coronavirus?
Healthcare workers at Highland Hospital in Oakland held a demonstration on Thursday morning, urging the county to take over Alameda Health System, which runs the hospital.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine has projected that 960,000 coronavirus patients in the U.S. may need to be put on ventilators at one point or another during the outbreak.
Professor Peter Piot, a world-leading virologist and the director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, answered 100 questions about the coronavirus during an interview with TEDMED Foundation Director Jay Walker.
Contra Costa County is enforcing a new order in hopes of limiting the spread of the coronavirus.
As worries over the ever-expanding COVID-19 virus multiply, a growing list of nations are bracing for the illness to breach their borders.
Doctors said this patient had minimal community exposure between returning from the cruise and arriving at the hospital by ambulance on Feb. 27.
State attorneys general are finding a national settlement over the toll of opioids to be elusive, as some lawyers for state and local governments are renewing public criticism of the proposed deal with a group of companies led by the nation's largest drug distributors.
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.