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State Government

Universal Coverage Bills Move Forward, With Questions

April 17, 2018 | Ben Bradford

A bill that would expand health care coverage to undocumented adults has moved forward in the California state Assembly.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Why Stephon Clark's Death Is Having Serious Mental Health Impacts — Especially On His Brother Ste’Vante

April 10, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

In Sacramento’s communities of color, many residents are already experiencing the daily stress of poverty, hunger and violence. Mental health experts say this combined with acute trauma, such as the Clark shooting, can spur a psychological crisis.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Should California Regulate Cost Of Health-Care Services? Proposed New Law Would Put State In Charge Of Pricing.

April 9, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Health advocates and labor groups are pushing for a plan they say would lower health care costs, but pusback from physicians and insurance providers is already springing up.

Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

UC Davis MIND Institute Turns 20

April 4, 2018

One of the leading research facilities for understanding and treating autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders holds a free open house.

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Health Care

Prescription Database Could Help Prevent Opioid Abuse, But State System Still Lags

March 30, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

An opioid prescription database that was supposed to be a required part of physician practice two years ago still isn’t ready to use. Patient advocates say it’s costing lives.

Sammy Caiola

Health Care

Hospitals Hope To Break Cycle Of Violence With Follow-Up Programs

March 27, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

The hospital is one place to offer youth who’ve been shot, stabbed or assaulted a way out of a dangerous situation. A new program at UC Davis aims to provide follow-up support for patients impacted by violence.

Alex E. Proimos / Flickr

State Government

Health Care Mergers And Rising Prices Under Scrutiny In California

March 26, 2018 | Ben Bradford

A new UC Berkeley report finds a tie between high medical prices and a string of mergers between hospitals, health care providers and insurers.

Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

'Teaching Hope': How California Schools Can Improve Ways To Address Student Trauma

March 21, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Events during childhood can put students on a trajectory for failure, but counselors say detention and suspension aren’t the answer.

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Health Care

Cancer Test-By-Mail Gets Approval From FDA — But Not Necessarily From Doctors

March 19, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

A California genetic testing startup will soon offer a mail-in screening for breast cancer risk. But some doctors fear the new option could be more confusing than helpful.

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