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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Drought, Wildfires Stir Up Valley Fever Fungus, Prompting Travel Alert For California Cities

August 16, 2018

There is a Valley Fever travel alert until the end of August for a number of California cities, including Sacramento, Modesto and Redding.

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Health Care

New Google-Backed Plan To Spend California’s Mental Health Dollars Is Raising Eyebrows

August 15, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

There’s a push to revamp California’s mental health service network using smartphone apps and online therapy, but some advocates say it’s a questionable use of taxpayer dollars.

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Health Care

Sacramento’s Newest Homeless Shelter Was Set To Close, Then This Local Hospital Stepped Up

August 10, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Dignity Health is donating $1.2 million to fund the city’s Winter Homeless Triage Center through November.

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Health Care

Emergency Room Visits, Wait Times On The Rise In California

August 9, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Visits to California hospital emergency rooms continue to rise, lengthening wait times and straining staff. A new report looks at which patients are seeking care this way and why.

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Health Care

With C-Section Rates At A High, Patient Advocates Want Pregnant Women To Speak Up

August 2, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Women’s health groups in California say expecting mothers with low-risk pregnancies should think twice before opting for a caesarean section.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Using Music Therapy At The End of Life

July 31, 2018

Dr. Russell Hilliard, an expert in the field, explains how music can be used in both hospital and hospice settings.

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Environment

What To Know About Air Quality During Fire Season

July 30, 2018 | Kacey Gardner

California’s wildfire season is getting longer and more intense, with smoky skies becoming a regular feature of summer. Here’s how to tell if the air quality near you is harmful, and what you should do if it is.

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