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Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates Continue To Rise In California

April 22, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

This uptick in STDs may be tied to the state’s housing crisis, according to health officials.

Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

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Interview: California’s First Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, On Childhood Trauma And Her New Role

April 16, 2019

California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris joins us to talk about her work on the adverse effects of childhood trauma and how it will fit in to her new role as the state’s top doctor.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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Health Systems Get Into Specialty Pharmacies In Effort To Lower Costs Of Priciest Drugs

April 10, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

Dignity Health is the latest hospital system to set up a “specialty pharmacy” — businesses dispensing complex medications that basic pharmacies generally can’t give out.

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Robots Are Becoming An Integral Part Of Surgery, But Are They Worth The Cost?

April 8, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

UC Davis Medical Center, like many major hospitals across the U.S., is expanding its robotic surgery program. The jury is still out on whether the benefits of this technology outweigh the costs.

Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

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California Surgeon General Launches Statewide Listening Tour Focused On Childhood Trauma

April 3, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California’s first surgeon general, says some of the biggest public health risks facing the state stem from childhood trauma.

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