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What’s In Your Doctor’s Medical Bag?

Smartphones, computers, and tablets are as essential as the stethoscope for physicians delivering everyday health care as the popularity of telemedicine increases.
November 09, 2016

My Lead-Poisoned Year

A mother reflects on her daughter’s brush with lead poisoning and contemplates living with uncertainty.
October 28, 2016

Pubic Peer Pressure

As the popularity of Brazilian waxing and related grooming increases among women, doctors have become concerned.
October 27, 2016

Custom Prosthetics Get Cool

An Oakland industrial 3D printing and design studio, FATHOM, and online community e-NABLE team up to get artificial limbs to children and people in need around the world.
October 26, 2016

The Future of Health Care Is Avatars, Driverless Cars, and Virtual Reality

Teams at Kaiser’s Garfield Innovation Center test-drive solutions with doctors, nurses, patients, and consultants whose ideas may lead to a new health-care delivery system.
October 25, 2016

A Most Remarkable Physician

Dr. Caroline Hastings digs deep for a solution to a rare pediatric disorder and forms long-lasting family relationships along the way.
October 24, 2016

Marika Chop Spreads the Power of Healing

In Marika Chop’s opinion, everyone deserves body, mind, and spiritual wellness. As the owner and director of the Alameda Wellness Center, Chop is doing her part to bring healing and wellness to her clients.
January 13, 2016

Kaiser Surveys the Gene Pool for Sources of Autism

The HMO is gathering genetic material from 5,000 of its member families to further understanding of autism spectrum disorders.
November 04, 2015

Not to Be Morbid, But Let’s Talk About Death

The once taboo talk of end-of-life discussion finds its way into salons and doctors’ offices as palliative health care becomes the new normal.
November 04, 2015

Coming Soon, the Bionic Child?

Two Oakland doctors pair up with robotics firm Ekso Bionics on a pint-sized exoskeleton for kids.
October 16, 2015