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Covered California, Medi-Cal Still Operating After Failed Health Care Bill

March 28, 2017 | Ja'Nel Johnson

Medi-Cal and Covered California will continue operating as usual now that the House Republic bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act has been pulled.

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UC Irvine Researchers Develop Gel To Neutralize Snakebites

March 20, 2017 | Ja'Nel Johnson

An estimated 8,000 people will be bitten by a venomous snake this year in the U.S. Two California researchers have developed a new way to treat those bites.

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Zip Code Vs. Genetic Code: Which Matters More For Life Expectancy?

March 20, 2017

Dr. Anthony Iton shares his latest research on life expectancy in the Central Valley and what’s being done to improve the livelihoods of California’s rural and impoverished.

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Sen. Hernandez Takes Another Shot At Drug Price Transparency Bill

March 16, 2017 | Ja'Nel Johnson

Sen. Ed Hernandez (D- West Covina) is once again pushing a bill that would require drug price transparency.

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Memoirist And Lost Boy John Dau Comes To Davis

March 14, 2017

John Dau was among tens of thousands of South Sudanese boys that traveled 12,000 miles escaping violence to a refugee camp in Kenya. Dau’s journey ended in Syracuse, New York where he now runs a health care non-profit in his home country.

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Costs for Alzheimer's Patients Continue to Rise

March 13, 2017 | Ja'Nel Johnson

The cost to care for Alzheimer's patients with Medi-Cal is expected to hit $3.5 billion this year.

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