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Keep Your Cell Phone Away From Your Body, New State Guidelines Warn

December 13, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

New guidelines from the state health department warn of radiation risk from cell phones

Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

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UC Davis Pushes Students To Nap Their Way To Success

December 11, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

A power nap class at UC Davis is part of a wider campus effort to encourage students to sleep more year-round.

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Universal Coverage Committee Looks To Other States' Single Payer Plans For Lessons

December 11, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

For their second public hearing, the California Assembly's committee on universal health coverage is pulling in a geographically diverse panel of experts, including Peter Shumlin - architect of Vermont's failed single payer plan.

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CIM Runner Raising Awareness Of Disease Affecting Preemies

December 1, 2017 | Sally Schilling

A Davis woman who lost a child to necrotizing enterocolitis will run to honor him and other babies who have been affected by the intestinal disease at Sunday's California International Marathon.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Type 2 Diabetes Rising In California

November 30, 2017 | Chris Remington

CALMatters reporter Elizabeth Aguilera looks into the costs of diabetes in California and how little funding goes into prevention.

Kerry Klein / Valley Public Radio

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Changing Immigration Policies Could Harm San Joaquin Valley's Doctor Pipeline

November 29, 2017

As the San Joaquin Valley struggles with a shortage of primary care physicians, doctors born or trained in foreign countries play a major role, but the region has a complicated relationship with international doctors.

Kerry Klein / Valley Public Radio

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Pharmacists Poised To Ease Physician Shortage, If Only They Could Get Paid For It

November 28, 2017

A new law upgrades pharmacists from medical professionals to providers—great news for areas such as the San Joaquin Valley struggling with a shortage of doctors. But it remains to be seen how, or if, pharmacists will get paid for this new work.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

News Network: Contested Health Insurance Denials On The Rise

November 28, 2017 | Cody Drabble

Capital Public Radio's health reporter Sammy Caiola looked into why insurance companies are denying coverage at higher rates and how to contest a denial.

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Number Of California Patients Fighting Insurance Denials Is Up, Cases Nearly Triple. Why?

November 27, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

The number of contested denials handled by the California Department of Managed Health Care has nearly tripled over the past five years — from roughly 1,500 in 2012 to more than 4,200 in 2016.

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Federal Health Care Official Visits Central Valley To Discuss Medicaid Access

November 21, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said she would like to empower states to restructure their existing Medicare and Medicaid systems at an event in Modesto Monday.

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