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breast cancer

Breast Cancer Study: Double Mastectomy Does Not Offer Increased Survival Chance

The study, involving 200,000 California women treated for cancer in one breast, confirmed what doctors and scientists suspected—removing both breasts does not always mean a better end result.

09/02/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

Jahi McMath (Credit: CBS Sacramento)

Mom Of California Teen Called ‘Brain Dead’ Speaks

Nailah Winkfield says she believes her daughter, Jahi McMath, is “much better physically” since she was removed from Children’s Hospital Oakland last month.

02/19/2014

Thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath was declared brain dead after complications following a tonsillectomy. (Credit: Family Photo)

Jahi McMath’s Mom Clear To Take Her From Hospital

A judge says the mother of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after having tonsil surgery can remove the child from a Northern California hospital as long as she assumes full responsibility for the move.

01/03/2014

Thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath was declared brain dead after complications following a tonsillectomy. (Credit: Family Photo)

UPDATED: Talks Ordered In Oakland Brain Dead Girl Case

A federal magistrate will meet Friday with lawyers for a California hospital and a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery.

01/02/2014

Jahi McMath (Credit: Family)

Time Short To Find New Facility For Jahi McMath

The family of a California girl declared brain dead after complications from tonsil surgery was running out of time Sunday to find a new facility to take her in and keep her on a ventilator.

12/29/2013

Jahi McMath (Credit: Family)

Lawyer Charts Legal Moves In Brain-Dead Oakland Girl Case

A California lawyer says he is prepared to go to federal court to force a hospital to insert breathing and feeding tubes into a girl who was declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy.

12/27/2013

Jahi McMath (Credit: Family)

Family Of Brain-Dead Oakland Girl Weighs Aid Offers

Relatives of a 13-year-old Northern California girl who was declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy are debating whether to accept offers from nursing homes and other groups that have proposed moving the child so she can be kept on life support.

12/26/2013

Jahi McMath (Credit: Family)

Family Of Oakland Girl Declared Brain Dead After Tonsillectomy Spending Holiday At Hospital

The uncle of a 13-year-old Northern California girl declared brain dead after suffering complications following a tonsillectomy says the family is trying to give the girl as normal of a Christmas as possible.

12/25/2013

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