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Health Care

This Unique Sacramento School Wants To Get More Autistic Adults Into Jobs

June 13, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

An alternative learning program based in craftwork just graduated its first class. The school is one of the few services available to adults with intellectual disabilities who are out of high school, but not ready for college or work.

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State Government

California Awards Millions In Grants Aimed At Stopping Tobacco Sales To Kids

June 12, 2018 | Steve Milne

Police departments in Stockton, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova and Rocklin will be getting more money to crack down on the illegal sale of tobacco products to kids. They're among more than 70 entities throughout California getting state grant money.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Black Residents Create 'Emotional Emancipation Circles' In Wake Of Stephon Clark's Death

June 12, 2018

What are Emotional Emancipation Circles? CapRadio health care reporter Sammy Caiola shares what she's learned about the talk groups that have emerged following the police shooting of Stephon Clark.

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Health Care

Hospitals, Counties Seek Alternatives To ‘Patient Dumping’

June 5, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

As California’s homelessness crisis persists, lawmakers and other leaders are looking for places homeless people can stay after discharge in the hopes of keeping them healthy and getting them housed.

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Health Care

Federal Right To Try Law Could Mean More Access — And Risk — For California Patients

May 31, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

A new law signed by President Donald Trump on Wednesday gives dying patients the right to request drugs that are not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Health Care

Not Enough Nurses? Parents Sue California Over Sick Kids’ Lack Of Access To At-Home Care.

May 29, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Families of children with disabilities say they aren’t getting the nursing care that they’re entitled to through Medi-Cal. They filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of California last week.

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Health Care

Sacramento's Black Community Wants Racial Justice After Stephon Clark's Death. But This Isn’t The First Push To Save Black Lives.

May 21, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

In the wake of Stephon Clark’s death, a new conversation emerged between black residents and local government. But neighborhood leaders said they’ve been pointing out racial inequality — and the role it plays in the deaths of black youth — for years.

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Health Care

Need A Ride To The Doctor? UC Davis Will Call Some Pregnant Women A Lyft.

May 21, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Pregnant women who have a hard time getting to their UC Davis medical appointments have a new option: calling a free Lyft. It’s just one way that ride-hailing apps are playing a role in medical care.

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