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Health Care

Hospitals, Counties Seek Alternatives To ‘Patient Dumping’

June 5, 2018 |

As California’s homelessness crisis persists, lawmakers and other leaders are looking for places homeless people can stay after discharge in the hopes of keeping them healthy and getting them housed.

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Health Care

Not Enough Nurses? Parents Sue California Over Sick Kids’ Lack Of Access To At-Home Care.

May 29, 2018 |

Families of children with disabilities say they aren’t getting the nursing care that they’re entitled to through Medi-Cal. They filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of California last week.

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Health Care

California Nurse Puts Face On Billboards to Push Back Against ‘Abortion Reversal’ Science

February 8, 2018 |

A largely unstudied procedure intended to reverse pill-induced abortions is again causing an uproar between pro-choice and pro-life health care providers.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Patients Forgetting Medication Can Be Costly, Fatal. Is Tech The Answer?

January 4, 2018 |

Every year, thousands of people die because they take their medication incorrectly or forget to take it at all. Tech companies think pill- producing robots and 'smart' prescription bottles could hold the answer.

Health Care

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

December 11, 2017 |

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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Health Care

Universal Coverage Hearings Begin In California Assembly

October 24, 2017 |

A special committee formed by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon will discuss options for universal health care this week.

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Health Care

What's In Your McMuffin? New Study Looks at Fast Food and Antibiotics

September 28, 2017 |

There's a big public health push to stop pumping livestock with antibiotics. A new report looks at which fast food chains are being choosy about their meat.

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Capitol Chat: Governor Brown Ready To Sign Hundreds Of Bills

September 28, 2017 |

Ben Adler discusses where Governor Brown stands on the major legislation yet to be signed before the Oct. 15th deadline.

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Health Care

Why are Alzheimer’s Rates So High Among Latinos?

August 4, 2017 |

As California’s Latino population ages, a worrisome trend of high dementia rates is becoming clear.

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Health Care

Obamacare 'Skinny Repeal' Fails. What's Next For California?

July 28, 2017 |

After days of debate, the Senate failed to pass the "skinny repeal" of Obamacare. Health Care Reporter Sammy Caiola explains reactions in California.

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