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Dialysis Companies Spend $111 Million To Kill Prop. 8

October 26, 2018

A $5 million donation from this week from dialysis provider Fresenius Medical Care pushed the anti-Proposition 8 campaign's total past the $109 million pharmaceutical companies spent two years ago to defeat a measure limiting prescription drug costs.

Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

University Of The Pacific Hosts Clinics To Help Patients With Medicare Open Enrollment

October 23, 2018

The University of the Pacific is hosting 13 public events with their Mobile Medicare Clinics outreach program to help patients pick the right drug plan during the 2018 open enrollment period.

File Photo / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Thousands Of Employees Strike At UC Hospitals

October 22, 2018 | Steve Milne

Thousands of University of California medical workers are walking off the job in a contract dispute that has prompted rescheduling of surgeries and thousands of outpatient appointments. The three-day strike begins Tuesday.

Photo by Clark Russell

Health Care

Trade Commission Blocks Two Unapproved Stem Cell Clinics In California, But Experts Say There Are Many More

October 22, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

There’s a growing black market for unapproved stem cell treatments.The federal government is cracking down, starting with two California clinics.

UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospital Oakland

Health Care

Proposition 4 Could Boost Funding For California Children’s Hospitals

October 18, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

If Proposition 4 passes, $1.5 billion in state bonds would help hospitals make beds seismically compliant, redesign neonatal units and purchase new equipment.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

State Government

Dialysis Industry Raises $99 Million To Defeat California’s Prop 8

October 15, 2018 | Chris Nichols

Have you seen, heard or read a Prop 8 ad? They’re hard to miss. The proposition dealing with kidney dialysis centers is the most expensive one on the November ballot. So who’s spending the money and why?

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Health Care

Why Proposition 8 Is One Of The Most Contentious, And Confusing, Ballot Measures In Play

October 12, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Californians will vote in November on Proposition 8, which would regulate dialysis clinic spending. It’s a move that could either improve patient conditions or degrade them, depending on who you ask.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Practicing Medicine In Extreme Conditions

October 9, 2018

A UC Davis doctor is preparing for a four-month sabbatical to the South Pole, where he’ll serve as the primary physician for 150 people.

Sanofi Pasteur / Flickr

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Preventing Flu Infections

October 4, 2018

UC Davis Health Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Dr. Dean Blumberg discusses the 2018-2019 season and prevention with the flu shot.

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