Tag Archives: California

California man’s face transplant cost $1.5 million, medical center says

A face transplant that gave Cameron Underwood — a 26-year-old California native who attempted to kill himself two years ago — a new lease on life cost more than a million dollars. To date, the procedure — it was performed by the face transplant team at  New York University Langone Medical Center —  has cost $ 1.5 million,… Read More »

FDA: Romaine lettuce from California 'likely' to blame for E.coli outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that efforts are underway to remove romaine lettuce from California from the supply chain, as they believe an E.coli outbreak likely originated from the Golden State. In a series of tweets, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the goal afterwards is to restock the market with untainted produce from… Read More »

California wildfires: The best smoke masks that protect against poor air quality

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Toby Lewsadder stepped outside an Ace Hardware store wearing a simple one-strap dust mask. He knew it wasn’t the right defense against the wildfire smoke lingering in the air, but it was all he could find. The local hardware stores he checked Tuesday didn’t have the more substantial… Read More »