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In Historic First, Biden to Nominate Transgender Doctor Rachel Levine as Assistant Health Secretary

Dr. Melisha Cumberland is given the the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in the arm by a medical worker wearing a face shield and a blue PPE suit.

Here's How the U.S. Can Jump-Start Its Sluggish COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

How to Survive the Pandemic Winter: 9 Creative Ways to Socialize Safely

Some in the medical community now question the use of race in kidney care. They argue it could exacerbate health disparities.

Is It Time for a Race Reckoning in Kidney Medicine?


California’s Farmworkers Feed the World. Should They Be Next for a Vaccine?

What to Do if You Test Positive for the Coronavirus This Winter

If There Aren’t Enough Vaccines for All Health Care Workers in California, Which Doctors, Nurses or Aides Will Get It First?

Seniors Making It Through Pandemic With a Little Tech and a Lot of Wisdom

COVID-19: Official Risk Level for Each Bay Area County