Surgery

Dr. Craig Senders (Credit: CBS13)

Local Winemakers Use 100% Of Profits To Pay For Surgeries On Cleft Lips And Palates

They call them wines with a cause. A UC Davis doctor and his wife have turned their winemaking hobby into a growing business.

06/05/2015

Credit: SendersWines.com

Wine Company Donates Profits To Fund Cleft Lip Sugeries

Senders Wines donates 100% of their profits to surgical outreach programs that help people overseas with cleft palate and cleft lip surgeries.

06/05/2015

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Transgender California Inmate In Limbo Over Surgery

An unusual confluence of events means it could be months before a transgender California inmate knows if she will have the sex reassignment surgery that she says is critical to her mental health.

05/22/2015

A Los Angeles surgeon claims Kimberly-Clark lied about its surgical gowns even after they failed industry tests of impermeability to blood and microbes. (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Surgeon Placed On Probation For Removing Patient’s Wrong Kidney

A California surgeon has been disciplined for removing a prison inmate’s healthy kidney and leaving the diseased one intact.

12/03/2014

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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

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