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Coordinated Care for Those Nearing Life’s End — But Does It Really Save Money?

June 25, 2014 | 9:39 am

Coordinated Care for Those Nearing Life’s End — But Does It Really Save Money?

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Medicare funded the program with a $13 million grant, but hopes for savings of $29 million. Read more …

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What Does Your Health Care Cost? KQED Project Aims to Shed Light on Prices

June 23, 2014 | 8:47 am

What Does Your Health Care Cost? KQED Project Aims to Shed Light on Prices

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Charges for treatment are utterly lacking in transparency and wildly variable. Help KQED change that.

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California ‘Death with Dignity’ Advocates Launch New Campaign

April 7, 2014 | 10:11 am

California ‘Death with Dignity’ Advocates Launch New Campaign

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Group trying for passage of law — in Legislature or via ballot — to permit physician-assisted suicide. Read more …

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Desmond-Hellmann Steps Down as UCSF Chancellor Today

March 31, 2014 | 3:27 pm

Desmond-Hellmann Steps Down as UCSF Chancellor Today

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She is leaving her post of five years to become CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Epilepsy Research Aided by Sea Lions With Seizures

March 20, 2014 | 12:31 pm

Epilepsy Research Aided by Sea Lions With Seizures

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Researchers say a form of epilepsy in sea lions provides insights that could help humans. Read more …

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Bay Area Obamacare Enrollment Fairs Offer Signup Help as Deadline Approaches

March 18, 2014 | 3:13 pm

Bay Area Obamacare Enrollment Fairs Offer Signup Help as Deadline Approaches

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Five health care enrollment fairs in the Bay Area this week are planned, as deadline approaches.

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Contra Costa County Maps Schools by Vaccination Rates; Find Yours

March 4, 2014 | 5:09 pm

Contra Costa County Maps Schools by Vaccination Rates; Find Yours

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27 schools and child-care facilities have opt-out rates of 9.9 percent or higher, a risk for disease outbreaks. Read more. …

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Jahi McMath Update: Teen Doing ‘Much Better Physically,’ Mom Says

February 20, 2014 | 8:02 am

Jahi McMath Update: Teen Doing ‘Much Better Physically,’ Mom Says

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Online message says brain-dead Oakland teenager has improved since being moved from hospital.

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Jahi McMath Lawyer: ‘There’s Always Hope’

January 15, 2014 | 12:59 pm

Jahi McMath Lawyer: ‘There’s Always Hope’

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Attorney says main issue in brain-death case is respecting the rights and beliefs of family.

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Jahi McMath Update: Teen in New Facility, in ‘Very Bad Shape’

January 7, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Jahi McMath Update: Teen in New Facility, in ‘Very Bad Shape’

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The brain-dead teen was taken to an undisclosed location after weeks of legal maneuvering.

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