August 15, 2019 | Sammy Caiola
Capital Dance Project, an offshoot of the Sacramento Ballet, is hosting a special performance this Sunday for people with autism and other developmental disabilities.
August 9, 2019 | Sammy Caiola
A controversial bill to increase regulation of medical exemptions from vaccinations won the support of the state’s medical board Thursday.
August 6, 2019 | Sammy Caiola
Medication that prevents HIV infection has been on the market since 2012, but patients say access is still a challenge. A California bill would allow pharmacists to dispense the drug and eliminate complicated insurance steps.
August 5, 2019
Californians in their 50s and early 60s often face sticker shock when trying to purchase health insurance through Covered California. New subsidies are expected to provide some relief.
July 31, 2019
Paperwork challenges, immigration fears are among the reasons cited for why so many Californians are going without free or low-cost health insurance.
July 25, 2019 | Sammy Caiola
The California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Food and Agriculture put out a notice this week, warning people to take steps to prevent disease while interacting with animals at state and county fairs.
California May Withhold Millions of Dollars From Counties For Being Short On Mental Health Providers
July 23, 2019 | Sammy Caiola
California health officials are considering sanctioning 10 counties for not recruiting enough mental health professionals. It’s part of a broader effort to fix the lack of providers for low-income patients, especially in rural areas.
July 19, 2019 | Sammy Caiola
Activated charcoal is popping up on restaurant menus across California, but doctors say it’s not as healthy as it’s made out to be.
July 15, 2019
Transgender individuals often face significant hurdles trying to navigate the health care system and access hormonal, mental health therapies and surgical procedures.
July 12, 2019 | Sammy Caiola
The majority of people who request lethal prescription drugs under the End of Life Option Act are white. Experts and health workers say the disparity is due to limited access to hospice care in non-white populations and varying beliefs about death.