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UC Study Mines Big Data To Track Health Outcomes For At-Risk Youth

April 18, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Most teens who attempt suicide survive. But they may have worse overall health outcomes compared with peers who don't attempt suicide. A new UC study will be the first to use big data to gain insights into the health of this at-risk group.

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Environment

Drought Increases Severity Of West Nile Epidemics

February 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A UC Santa Cruz study finds transmission of West Nile virus is higher in drought years.

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Mental Health Series

Alternative Court Offers Therapy (And Cupcakes) To Mentally Ill Probationers

April 28, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

Once a week, a Sacramento courtroom is full of laughter and cupcakes. It is an alternative court for people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness that contributed to their crimes.

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Mental Health Series

A Day In The Life Of A Mental Health Emergency Responder

April 12, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

Cops don't just enforce the law. They must also find ways to peacefully resolve mental health emergencies. Ride along with a Sacramento police officer who is part of a team that's trained to respond to the need for mental health services.

State Government

State Audit Finds Disaster Agencies Are No Longer "High Risk"

October 15, 2015 | Ben Bradford

The California state auditor has found two departments in charge of responding to emergencies can shed their "high risk" label.

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