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More Than A Quarter Of California Teens Are Gender Nonconforming, New Study Shows

December 14, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

Teens don't fit squarely into "male" and 'female" categories anymore, research shows

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Keep Your Cell Phone Away From Your Body, New State Guidelines Warn

December 13, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

New guidelines from the state health department warn of radiation risk from cell phones

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UC Davis Pushes Students To Nap Their Way To Success

December 11, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

A power nap class at UC Davis is part of a wider campus effort to encourage students to sleep more year-round.

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Universal Coverage Committee Looks To Other States' Single Payer Plans For Lessons

December 11, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

For their second public hearing, the California Assembly's committee on universal health coverage is pulling in a geographically diverse panel of experts, including Peter Shumlin - architect of Vermont's failed single payer plan.

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CIM Runner Raising Awareness Of Disease Affecting Preemies

December 1, 2017 | Sally Schilling

A Davis woman who lost a child to necrotizing enterocolitis will run to honor him and other babies who have been affected by the intestinal disease at Sunday's California International Marathon.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Type 2 Diabetes Rising In California

November 30, 2017 | Chris Remington

CALMatters reporter Elizabeth Aguilera looks into the costs of diabetes in California and how little funding goes into prevention.

Kerry Klein / Valley Public Radio

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Changing Immigration Policies Could Harm San Joaquin Valley's Doctor Pipeline

November 29, 2017

As the San Joaquin Valley struggles with a shortage of primary care physicians, doctors born or trained in foreign countries play a major role, but the region has a complicated relationship with international doctors.

Kerry Klein / Valley Public Radio

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Pharmacists Poised To Ease Physician Shortage, If Only They Could Get Paid For It

November 28, 2017

A new law upgrades pharmacists from medical professionals to providers—great news for areas such as the San Joaquin Valley struggling with a shortage of doctors. But it remains to be seen how, or if, pharmacists will get paid for this new work.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

News Network: Contested Health Insurance Denials On The Rise

November 28, 2017 | Cody Drabble

Capital Public Radio's health reporter Sammy Caiola looked into why insurance companies are denying coverage at higher rates and how to contest a denial.

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Number Of California Patients Fighting Insurance Denials Is Up, Cases Nearly Triple. Why?

November 27, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

The number of contested denials handled by the California Department of Managed Health Care has nearly tripled over the past five years — from roughly 1,500 in 2012 to more than 4,200 in 2016.

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