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[1 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Prior malpractice victims urge passage of Proposition 46 to aid future plaintiffs Debate over whether to adjust the $250,000 pain and suffering cap in medical malpractice lawsuits for inflation is pitting insurance companies against trial lawyers, each with different views of Prop. 46′s implications.

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[20 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Santa Clara County officials encourage Latinos to get health care With Nov. 15 kick-off for open enrollment via HealthCare.gov fast approaching, Santa Clara County officials are encouraging Latino-American residents to sign up for insurance and to get the health care they need.

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[18 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Santa Clara County health care providers prepare for Ebola Santa Clara County health care professionals are developing new infection control procedures and upgrading protective equipment to prepare in case Ebola were to arise in the area.

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[9 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Stanford professor testing cancer drug for possible Ebola treatment Stanford researchers are planning to launch new tests on a possible drug to treat the Ebola virus. Early tests on a repurposed cancer drug were inconclusive and more data is needed.

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[18 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Yellow Fever Mosquito keeps Santa Clara, San Mateo Counties on alert Officials are not sure how this mosquito species got into California. The two primary and most concerning diseases spread by “Aedes aegypti” are the dengue and chikungunya viruses.

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[17 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Stanford-designed cooling glove is ‘huge part of the recovery puzzle’ for athletes Stanford biologists Craig Heller and Dennis Grahn created the first generation of the cooling glove in 2000, after years of research on thermoregulation. Today, athletes continue to use the technology.

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[16 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Football more than a game to players who know the damage of concussions What was first thought to be minor headaches has emerged into a serious problem for athletes who play contact sports. Stanford’s Anthony Wilkerson reflects on concussions in football.

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[2 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Music therapy program aims to help stimulate memories Musicologist John Lehman’s mission is to enhance the lives of adults who are 65 and older by stimulating their memories with music and helping those suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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[20 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Santa Clara County officials push for more HIV, STD testing The county has beefed up its efforts to increase and encourage testing by offering free at-home HIV test kits and by refunding a county-funded health center in San Jose.