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Environment

Despite E. Coli Decline On American River, Unhealthy Levels Still Prompt Caution While Swimming

April 24, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Last year the American River in Sacramento was put on California's list of impaired waterways because of elevated E. coli levels. Even though the most recent tests reported were all safe, county officials encourage caution on the river.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Mental Health Advocates Request Resources For Black Neighborhoods

April 24, 2018

Dr. Kristee Haggins is an African-centered psychologist and has ideas on how specialized mental health care could benefit black communities affected by violence.

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Food and Sustainability

E. Coli Cases In Alaskan Prison May Lead To Source Of Contaminated Lettuce

April 23, 2018 | Julia Mitric

Federal investigators are looking for the origin of an E. coli outbreak stemming from romaine lettuce that's sickened 53 people in 16 states. A food safety attorney says cases at an Alaskan prison may help investigators track the pathogen's source.

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Health Care

Police Shooting Billboard Marks Shift In Public Health Conversation

April 23, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

The #RestInPower campaign is part of a broader effort to combat violence and give voice to communities that are often shut out. The nonprofit behind the movement says it's about health, not politics.

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.

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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.

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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.

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