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State Government

Dialysis Industry Raises $99 Million To Defeat California’s Prop 8

October 15, 2018 | Chris Nichols

Have you seen, heard or read a Prop 8 ad? They’re hard to miss. The proposition dealing with kidney dialysis centers is the most expensive one on the November ballot. So who’s spending the money and why?

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Health Care

Why Proposition 8 Is One Of The Most Contentious, And Confusing, Ballot Measures In Play

October 12, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Californians will vote in November on Proposition 8, which would regulate dialysis clinic spending. It’s a move that could either improve patient conditions or degrade them, depending on who you ask.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Practicing Medicine In Extreme Conditions

October 9, 2018

A UC Davis doctor is preparing for a four-month sabbatical to the South Pole, where he’ll serve as the primary physician for 150 people.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Preventing Flu Infections

October 4, 2018

UC Davis Health Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Dr. Dean Blumberg discusses the 2018-2019 season and prevention with the flu shot.

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Health Care

Denti-Cal ‘Remains a Seriously Troubled Program’, Commission Report Finds

October 2, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

The Department of Health Care Services has made improvements to the Medicaid dental program in recent years, but an independent commission says the changes don’t go far enough.

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Health Care

Veterans Take State To Court Over California Aid-In-Dying Law

October 2, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Residents of live-in veterans facilities in Yountville want the right to use California’s End of Life Option Act while staying in the homes. They filed a lawsuit against the state department of veterans’ affairs Tuesday.

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Health Care

Can Sacramento City Unified School District Expel Junk Food From Classrooms?

October 1, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

At Sacramento City Unified School District, teachers are being asked to become gatekeepers between kids and cupcakes. Some say they may have a hard time enforcing the new rules in the classroom.

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Health Care

California Hospitals Confront Growing Wildfire Danger At Disaster Planning Event

September 25, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

As California wildfire seasons get longer, hotter and more dangerous, hospitals are finding preparing for disasters is crucial.

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