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Report Finds Violations at UC Davis Medical Center

Posted: 12/23/2012 - An analysis of a federal investigation of the UC Davis Medical Center -that was conducted after the deaths of three brain surgery patients at the facility - found that hospital policies and federal regulations were violated.

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Doctors Could Face 27 Percent Medicare Cut

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Medicare is warning doctors - and millions of elderly patients - that payments will be slashed next year unless Congress acts soon.

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EU to Move Toward Tougher Smoking Laws

Posted: 12/19/2012 - The European Union's health chief is calling for bigger warnings covering cigarette packs and bans on certain flavorings like menthol, strawberry and vanilla, which can draw youngsters to smoking.

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Authorities Say Pair Of Crooks Ran After-Hour Dental Care

Posted: 12/18/2012 - Authorities say a pair of crooked dental office employees ran an after-hours, word-of-mouth operation where they performed root canals, pulled teeth and installed braces without proper training.

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Nurses to Strike on Day Before Christmas

Posted: 12/15/2012 - Union officials say thousands of registered nurses at nine San Francisco Bay area hospitals will be walking off the job on the day before Christmas.

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LA Schools Get Awards for Promoting Nutrition

Posted: 12/15/2012 - Los Angeles schools will receive more than a quarter million dollars in federal prize money for winning "Healthier US Schools Challenge" awards for promoting nutrition and physical activities.

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President's Pot Comment Prompts Call for Policy

Updated: 12/15/2012 - Medical marijuana advocates are taking some solace from President Obama's statement that prosecuting individual users in Colorado and Washington is not a priority.

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Helping Children Cope With Loss

Posted: 12/15/2012 - For the last nine years a non-profit group called the Solace Tree has been helping area children and teens cope with death. Executive Director Emilio Parga says events like the Connecticut shooting will have a lasting effect on kids all over the country.

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Ocean Beauty Recalls 2 Types of Smoked Salmon

Posted: 12/14/2012 - Ocean Beauty Seafoods has announced a precautionary recall of two cold-smoked salmon products distributed in 12 states because of possible Listeria contamination.

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Senate Moves Bill Covering Fertility Care for Vets

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Wounded veterans and their spouses wanting to have children could get treatments such as in vitro fertilization through the government under legislation beginning to move through Congress in its waning days.

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Dozens Sue Pharmacy Over Meningitis Outbreak

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Dennis O'Brien rubs his head as he details ailments triggered by the fungal meningitis he developed after a series of steroid shots in his neck: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, exhaustion and trouble with his speech and attention.

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Democrats: Don't Cut Medicaid in Fiscal Cliff Deal

Updated: 12/11/2012 - Liberal Democratic members of Congress are warning President Barack Obama to not cut the Medicaid health care program as part of negotiations with Republicans over avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff.

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Lucasfilm Pregnancy Verdict Overturned

Posted: 12/11/2012 - A California appeals court has overturned a Lucasfilm pregnancy case verdict, saying jurors should have been told the entertainment company was entitled to withdraw its job offer.

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