At Eastmont Wellness, there are no actual welcome mats awaiting people escaping tyranny and oppression in other countries, but the staff there nonetheless maintains this nation’s legacy of welcoming those who seek a better life. Read more.
Pain is one of the most common complaints intensive care unit patients have, and acupuncture may be an inexpensive and drug-free way to ease that issue, according to a small study from Oakland, Calif.-based Highland Hospital. Read more.
For most hospital administrators, the idea of allowing filmmakers to roam the halls of the ICU is probably no more appealing than getting into the nitty-gritty of their compensation. Read more.
When is more medical care helpful in end-of-life situations and when does it just lead to more suffering? Read more.
I stare at the blank spaces on the death certificate. Grainy letters spell out a name; it is up to me to fill in the rest. Read more.
Hepatitis C virus affects about 3 million Americans and is a leading cause of end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver transplants. Read more.
There was absolutely no way around it. She was dying. Read more.
Alameda Hospital has been a primary stroke center since 2011 and has saved the lives of many community members in their most critical time of need. Read more.
More than a third of adults in the U.S. have a condition called "metabolic syndrome," which involves a combination of risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, according to a new study. Read more.
Thursday was a great day for East Bay philanthropy, with an Oakland school district and two Alameda County health care entities nabbing a total of $22.2 million in grants. Read more.