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Health Care

California’s Mental Health Physician Shortage Is Bad, And Getting Worse, Study Finds

February 16, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

A new study from UC San Francisco shows that, if current trends continue, there will be 41 percent fewer psychiatrists than needed in California by 2028.

Chitose Suzuki / AP Photo

Environment

Paint Companies' Ballot Initiative Would Hand Lead Paint Removal Costs To The State

February 16, 2018 | Sally Schilling

The courts have ordered three paint companies to pay $600 million to help remove lead paint from homes in 10 California cities and counties, but the case isn’t exactly closed.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Most Sex Trafficking Victims See A Doctor At Some Point. Experts Say Clinics, Hospitals Can Help End The Abuse.

February 13, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Trafficking has historically been seen as a law enforcement issue, but clinics and hospitals are starting to play a role in identifying and helping victims.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Health Workers Step Up To Help Victims Of Human Trafficking

February 13, 2018 | Cody Drabble

Doctors and nurses are playing a larger role in identifying and intervening with victims of human trafficking. Health reporter Sammy Caiola looked into how health professionals are helping to provide information and resources to trafficking victims.

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Health Care

California Nurse Puts Face On Billboards to Push Back Against ‘Abortion Reversal’ Science

February 8, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

A largely unstudied procedure intended to reverse pill-induced abortions is again causing an uproar between pro-choice and pro-life health care providers.

State Government

Assembly Universal Health Care Hearing Wraps Up With Single-Payer Debate

February 7, 2018 | Ben Bradford

Hearings around creating a single-payer health care system or universal coverage have wrapped up at the California state Capitol, for now.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Health Care

Is A Statewide Insurance Mandate Next For California?

February 5, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

The Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate is on the way out, but California may be coming up with its own version.

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Health Care

Federal Right To Try Proposal Could Make California Law More Effective

January 31, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

A federal policy to allow terminally ill patients to access experimental drugs without help from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could have a big impact in California.

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Health Care

Sacramento Rapper Mozzy Leads Campaign Against 'Purple Drank,' Hip-Hop’s Opiate Addiction

January 31, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

The artist says he doesn’t care how popular the syrup-and-soda cocktail is in rap culture. He’s done with it, for the sake of his health and his kids. And he’s sparked a movement on social media.

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