LeAna Powell, already missing two front teeth, has so much pain from several molars that she pops pain pills routinely and tries to eat only soft food. Read more.
Jenelle Prins doesn't envision ever being able to live without taking at least some medication to help her cope with chronic pain due to the skeletal and shoulder injuries she suffered from a car accident in 1988 and a plane crash in 1999. Read more.
A major goal of the federal health care law is that millions of people who currently do not have health insurance will have improved access to care. Read more.
Hervy Luster's blood pressure flashed 133/86. The top figure had been above 150 a few weeks prior. Read more.
Gloria Romaine has advanced, inoperable cancer, but hospice was never a consideration for the 61-year-old San Leandro woman. Read more.
Henrietta Petty has taken a few tumbles in her home but never had to be hospitalized for injuries related to those mishaps - and the 70-year-old Oakland woman intends to keep it that way. Read more.
Dr. Robert Savio gave 10-year-old Yazmin Peña and her 7-year-old sister, Esmeralda, high-fives as he shared results of the girls' test results from a pilot project on pediatric obesity at Alameda County's Highland General Hospital in Oakland. Read more.