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KQED’s health coverage spans daily news to deep-dive stories from the Bay Area and beyond. We cover policy, health trends and the issues that show up in your life and at your doctor appointments.

A seated man wearing a hooded jacket starts a fire in his makeshift tent.

Death Rate Among America's Unhoused Population Akin to 'Natural Disaster or War,' New Study Finds

'Another Path': San Mateo County to Launch Unarmed Mental Health Crisis Response Program

'Everybody Is Just Scrambling': Nationwide Cyber Attack Delays Bay Area Pharmacy Orders

A stopped-over man walks past San Francisco City Hall, with a law enforcement vehicle parked nearby in the plaza.

SF Close to Reaching Goal of 400 New Residential Treatment Beds, but Major Obstacles to Care Remain

A rundown building with tarps partially covering the entrance where the words "Madera Community" can be seen.

$57 Million in California Aid Helps Reopen Shuttered Madera County Hospital

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Biden's Drug Czar Shares Vision for Tackling Overdose Crisis in San Francisco and Beyond

UC optometrists are seen holding signs as they strike for better wages and working conditions.

UC Optometrists' 2-Day Strike Could Delay Hundreds of Patient Appointments

San Francisco Mayor London Breed is pictured speaking inside of a business.

San Francisco Considers a Measure to Screen Welfare Recipients for Addiction

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Californians Eager for Human Composting After They Die

An illustration of virus spores and to people swatting them with a tennis racket and a mask.

Why Did My Loved One Contract COVID, But Not Me? One Expert Explains

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