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Health Care

Hospitals, Counties Seek Alternatives To ‘Patient Dumping’

June 5, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

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 | Sammy Caiola

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 | Sammy Caiola

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

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Health Care

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

January 4, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

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 | 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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Health Care

Universal Coverage Hearings Begin In California Assembly

October 24, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

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 | Sammy Caiola

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 | Chris Remington

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 | Sammy Caiola

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 | Sammy Caiola

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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