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[19 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Cancer-fighting drug Imbruvica’s place in the mix of off-label prescribing Prescription drugs that are on the market have all attained stringent approval by the FDA, but not all of the drugs are prescribed in manners that adhere to FDA authorization.

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[21 Feb 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Pharmacyclics’ Q4 2013 earnings surge on Imbruvica’s success The Sunnyvale-based company’s strong earnings were as expected, given the promising developments since the third quarter, including the FDA’s approval of its drug, Imbruvica, for treatment of those with mantle cell lymphoma

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[6 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Santa Clara County LGBT residents concerned about community cohesion, tobacco use San Francisco has a nationwide reputation for being a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political and social hub. But farther south on the Peninsula, LGBT residents describe a less utopian experience.

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[21 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Worried about getting the flu? Get a vaccination, health experts say It’s flu season, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advises everyone over 6 months of age to get the flu shot every year.

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[18 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Peninsula Press launches health care website For the past six weeks, Peninsula Press staff has been reporting on the local impacts of the Affordable Care Act. These articles and multimedia reports are on a special website, “Obamacare on the Peninsula.”

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[7 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]
San Mateo foresees ‘silver tsunami’ of aging Baby Boomers who can’t afford home prices By 2030, almost a quarter of San Mateo County’s population is expected to be older than 65. San Mateo city officials are exploring how to address housing affordability for an aging demographic.

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[6 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Bay Area groups struggle to enroll Filipinos in Covered California Filipino health advocates are working overtime to educate the community and to enroll as many people as possible in California’s health insurance exchange before the Dec. 15 deadline.

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[31 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Halloween festivities take center stage at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital held its annual “Halloween Trick-or-Treat Trail” Thursday for hundreds of children, including current and former patients, and their families and friends.

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[29 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | ]
When it comes to some tests and procedures, skin doctors agree that less is more Is there such a thing as too much medicine? On Tuesday, the American Academy of Dermatology became the latest specialty group to start fighting back against unnecessary tests and procedures.