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Showing Articles Tagged With: health
There are more than 8,000 nail salons in California. And a state lawmaker announced a new effort Thursday to take a closer look at them.
The stage has been set for more emotional debate surrounding physician-assisted suicide in California. Democratic lawmakers announced today they’ve reintroduced a bill that would allow the practice in the state.
California is under orders to change the way it funds Medi-Cal. Lawmakers are considering the issue in a special Legislative session and a new proposal was announced Monday.
Some civil rights groups are charging discrimination in access to physical education in California schools. They say public schools have not satisfied their legal obligation to provide quality physical education to Latino and African-American kids.
Sacramento State had planned to ban all tobacco use on campus this fall. But those plans are now on hold.
Supporters of physician-assisted suicide in California were dealt another setback today.
(AP) - About 40 children became ill while swimming at a city-run water park in Antioch after excessive chlorine apparently leaked into the water.
An audit of the department that oversees Medi-Cal found inaccurate health plan information, thousands of unanswered calls and a lack of oversight.
The California Medical Association has changed its position on a physician aid in dying bill currently in the state Senate.
Almond milk is no longer a health food niche product. Last year national sales were up 40 percent, according to Nielson data. But some dietitians question almond milk's nutritional value.
Spring officially starts on Friday. But the unseasonably warm weather has made it feel like spring arrived early in the Sacramento area. Trees have bloomed earlier too and that's making it a rough March for people who suffer from allergies.
A three week old infant in San Joaquin County has died of Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The state is experiencing an epidemic of the disease. There were more than 11,000 cases in California last year.
Sacramento area relief workers helping to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa report that Liberian schools are reopening after shutting down six months ago.
When measles first hit Disneyland, several employees were infected. The company forbid any employees who may have had contact with the ill from coming back to work until they showed proof of immunity.
A study out this month in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that you don’t have to run long and hard to get the health benefits of jogging. In fact, you can actually hurt yourself by running too much.
The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services says about 150 Florin High School students will be tested for Tuberculosis this week.
In 22 Northern California counties, some health insurance customers have only one carrier choice in Covered California. We go to a rural community north of Quincy to find out what that's like.
Anthem Blue Cross, the largest insurer in Covered California's Northern California region, ended an out-of-state benefit for individual planholders this year. Blue Shield of California plans in the region also restrict care to within state lines.
Medical school students in Sacramento and across the country staged "die-in" demonstrations today.
California lawmakers want to know how prepared the state is for potential Ebola cases.
California nurses and public health experts say health care workers should get more training to deal with Ebola.
As California faces the prospect of another year of drought, a group tasked to coordinate water quality monitoring across state agencies is working to streamline the process.
A recent Ebola case in Texas has raised the question of whether California is equipped to deal with the disease.
Smoke from the King Fire has prompted air quality advisories in northern California and western Nevada.
A virus linked to severe respiratory illness in kids is circulating California.
UC Davis is taking a closer look at autism in girls, and it’s looking for children to take part in the study.
This is World Breastfeeding Week, and in Modesto hundreds of mothers and mothers-to-be learned about the benefits of nursing.
Don't expect to see a warning label on sugary beverages in California - at least not now. Legislation to mandate them has died at the state Capitol.
One of the largest points of tension in this year’s budget process is whether to implement new restrictions on California’s In-Home Supportive Services program.
California may be dealing with a new whooping cough epidemic. So far this year, cases have already surpassed the total number reported in 2013.
There's an outbreak of whooping cough in Sacramento County and health experts are recommending that people get vaccinated.
What do professional cyclists eat during the Amgen Tour of California race? On and off the bike, pro-cycling teams use nutrition to maximize performance.
Any genetically modified food product sold in California would have to come labeled as such under a bill that passed a state Senate committee Tuesday.
Paid rest breaks would become mandatory for farm workers and other outdoor workers under a bill now in the California legislature. The measure is an attempt to prevent heat related illnesses.
Nevada is allowing an extra 60 days for people to sign up for coverage through the state’s health insurance exchange.
California health officials say almost half of the 32 Californians known to have contracted measles are in families that chose not to vaccinate.
The warm weather is bringing out some not-too-welcome visitors...mosquitoes and along with them the West Nile Virus.
A study at a Sacramento-area hospital has revealed that basic dental hygiene among hospital patients can significantly reduce the incidence of pneumonia.
People who suffer from allergy in California may already be feeling symptoms this year. And the drought conditions may bring further aggravation.
Should Sacramento ban smoking on the patios of bars and restaurants? The city will begin debating the idea today.
It’s estimated that one in 17 people live with a debilitating mental health problem. The Mental Health Crisis Respite center recently opened in Sacramento for people in crisis who want to avoid the emergency room.
Farming and healthy food advocates from around California were in Sacramento Wednesday asking lawmakers to focus on challenges facing the state’s food production system.
The California Public Interest Research Group has released its annual report listing the potential hazards of some toys.
California Governor Jerry Brown has announced the approval of new state furniture flammability standards that will reduce the required levels of chemical flame retardants. Some retardants can pose a health risk.
Governor Jerry Brown is voicing his support for educational programs that seek to get more people trained in health care.
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