Temporary Bother or New Normal? Opinions Vary at COVID Test Site in BerkeleyWith the distractions of Christmas behind us, the fight against the coronavirus continues and, for those being tested Saturday, there were concerns about another surge in infections.
Bay Area Hospitals, Near Capacity, Prepare for Post-Holiday COVID SurgeIn a year defined by the pandemic, Christmas Day arrives as a significant milestone. As December draws to a close, Bay Area hospitals are near-capacity.
Bay Area Rain Dampens Parishioners but Not Spirits at Outdoor Christmas ServicesSome outdoor Christmas Day masses were canceled because of the rain but those that held services said it's a reflection of one thing the coronavirus pandemic has taught them: flexibility.
'We're At A Breaking Point;' COVID Ambulance Diversons Becoming Common In Santa Clara CountyThere is more evidence of the growing strain on hospitals in Santa Clara County as multiple hospitals intermittently divert ambulance calls because of capacity concerns.
CDC to Require Negative COVID-19 Test for All UK-to-US TravelersPassengers arriving in the United States from the United Kingdom must test negative for COVID-19 before departure, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Thursday night.
COVID: Restaurants’ Lawsuit Against Contra Costa County on HoldA lawsuit against Contra Costa County over its early adoption of a health order banning outdoor dining at restaurants is on hold since a state order went into full effect, making the county's earlier restrictions a moot point.
State Supreme Court Moves Forward With Murder Charge Over Stillborn BabyThe California Supreme Court denied a request to stop the prosecution of a woman charged with murder for using methamphetamine before her fetus was stillborn.
COVID Surge: California Poised To Top 2 Million Virus Cases 6 Weeks After Reaching 1 Million MarkJohns Hopkins University was expected to report Thursday that the state reached the mark, barely six weeks since hitting 1 million cases.
COVID: 'Dr. Anthony Fauci Day' Declared In Lafayette Thursday As Renowned Physician Marks 80th BirthdayFriday may be Christmas Day, but in Lafayette, Thursday has taken on a new significance, at least this year, beyond being the Night Before Christmas.
Berkeley Activist Fools Fox's Maria Bartiromo, Poses As Smithfield Foods CEO While Criticizing FirmA local animal rights activist deceived Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo and her producers on by giving an interview while posing as the head of a major food processing company Wednesday.
Juul Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit From Family Of 'Intensely Addicted' TeenA lawsuit has been filed against San Francisco-based Juul Labs by the family of an 18-year-old who died last year claiming the company's vaping products played a significant role in his death.
Travel Fueling California's Measles Outbreak; UCLA Students QuarantinedMeasles cases are on the rise in 11 California counties including San Francisco and are being fueled by exposure to the disease during overseas travel among other factors, state health officials announced Thursday.
Eating Several Eggs Per Week Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart DiseaseResearch from Northwestern Medicine finds that adults who ate several eggs per week and high amounts of dietary cholesterol had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death from any cause.
New Treatment Shows Promise For Triple-Negative Breast Cancer PatientsA clinical trial has discovered a first-of-its-kind treatment for one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer which has proven to extend survival rates.
CDC: Alzheimer's Rate To Double By 2060
Fed Court in S.F. Orders Pesticide Ban, Says EPA Violated LawThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the EPA to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days.
'Holy Grail' Blood Test May Detect Cancer Before Tumors FormA new type of blood screening is being called the "holy grail of cancer research" by scientists who say the test can detect the disease before tumors even form in the body.
Tips On How To Get Kids To Wear Face MasksBy now, we all know that the novel coronavirus spreads when an infected person speaks, sneezes, or coughs within six feet of others and that wearing a mask or cloth face covering can slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting the release of virus into the air.
Sleeping Well During The COVID-19 PandemicA lack of routine during the pandemic has made it difficult for kids to maintain a healthy sleep schedule. Now is the time for kids to get back on track.
The Dangers Of Skipping Routine Vaccinations During COVID-19Across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a decline in vaccination rates as some families are choosing to forgo or delay their children’s routine pediatric well-visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heart Monitoring Device Brings Comfort To Newborn Bronte's ParentsMarvin and Amanda Benedict are self-described techies. They both work at Google, so they naturally love automation, and they joke that it’s fitting that their daughter now has an automated device.
Groundbreaking Minimally Invasive Brain SurgeryThe name Ari means “lion” in Hebrew, and Ari Ellman’s first day back at preschool this September was a roaring success. Ari is small for his three years, but his vocabulary and charm are big enough to more than compensate. He’s excited, energetic, curious, and fully engaged with his friends and teachers.
Pioneering Immunotherapy Targeting Elusive Cancer Cells In ChildrenThe “remarkably successful” CAR-T cell therapy is giving new hope to the sickest cancer patients. Now, Stanford experts are focusing on advancing its use and broadening its benefits.
New Hope for Children With Aortic Valve DisordersWhen Claudia and Tom Yore discussed having a third child, the clincher came from Claudia, who said, “Let’s do it. He’s going to be our easy third.”
Mom Braves New Territory To Give Daughter With Spina Bifida Her Best ShotHelisabed Romano turned to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to perform in utero surgery to possibly save her baby from serious limitations later in life.
Cleft And Craniofacial Center Fosters Patient’s Dream To Entertain Mathias Dizon practiced for weeks to fulfill a promise he had made to his doctors and nurses at the Stanford Children’s Health Cleft and Craniofacial Center: to sing the national anthem at the center’s annual patient and family picnic every year until he goes to college.
Heart Transplant Allows Justin Wang To Experience His Bucket ListAt just 15-years-old, Justin Wang has already built a bucket list of the things he wants to see and do in his lifetime.