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Kaiser Clinic Brings Cultural Sensitivity to Hypertension Treatment

In two years, 66 percent of more than 200 patients treated at the Specialty Blood Pressure Clinic have their high blood pressure under control.
October 18, 2017

Today’s Hep C Drugs Work Better

Hep C patients are being cured with fewer side effects, and researchers are working on a hep C vaccine.
October 17, 2017

My Two Total Hip Replacements

As scary as that sounds, these surgeries couldn’t have gone any smoother.
August 15, 2017

Laughing Gas Helps Moms Manage

An old drug is a new option for labor pain.
August 7, 2017

Children’s Hospital’s Uncertain Future

Three years ago, Children’s Hospital Oakland merged with UC San Francisco and received $50 million from Marc Benioff. Yet now it’s facing major budget cuts.
July 5, 2017

Tomorrow’s Doctors, Pharmacists, and Nurses

Two teen internship programs give high schoolers meaningful health care job experiences in working hospital settings.
June 8, 2017

The Power of Friends and Family

Social networks are key to fighting breast cancer.
April 4, 2017

Rubbed the Right Way

UC Berkeley students bring natural products into the skin-care world.
February 9, 2017

Spork for Your Sorrows?

Nikki Huiras practices professional cuddling.
February 7, 2017

Biohacking Your Way to a Better Brain

Are nootropics—the so-called smart drugs—really that smart?
January 30, 2017