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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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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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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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Health Care

Covered California Premiums To Rise Nearly 9 Percent

July 19, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Premiums in California’s individual marketplace will increase for the fifth consecutive year, due in part to federal changes and a predicted departure of healthy consumers.

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Health Care

Spanish-Speaking Doctors Hope To Build Trust At New Downtown Sacramento Medical Center

July 16, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Kaiser Permanente’s "Salud en Español" clinic is part of a wider effort to increase culturally appropriate services for Latino residents, who are at high risk for diabetes and hypertension but are less likely than white patients to go to the doctor.

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