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Drought May Be Driving Increase in West Nile Virus

September 22, 2014 | 6:08 am

Drought May Be Driving Increase in West Nile Virus

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Lack of water has created conditions conducive to the spread of the mosquito-borne disease.

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UC Students Struggle to Access Mental Health Services

September 21, 2014 | 7:00 am

UC Students Struggle to Access Mental Health Services

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Health services officials on campuses say delays in getting counseling place many students in jeopardy.

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Kaiser Agrees to Pay $4 Million Fine Over Mental Health Care

September 9, 2014 | 12:46 pm

Kaiser Agrees to Pay $4 Million Fine Over Mental Health Care

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Kaiser had been fighting penalty levied last year by the California Department of Managed Health Care.

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Online Information About Assisted Living Facilities Hard to Come By

August 5, 2014 | 10:42 am

Online Information About Assisted Living Facilities Hard to Come By

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Lorchid Macri’s elderly mother was wandering out of the house in the middle of the night.

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Resistance to Translating Prescription Drug Labels

July 29, 2014 | 8:43 am

Resistance to Translating Prescription Drug Labels

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Drug labels here appear only in English, though 44 percent of Californians speak other languages at home. Read more …

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Critics Say Covered California Ill-Equipped to Help Former Foster Youth

July 24, 2014 | 10:27 am

Critics Say Covered California Ill-Equipped to Help Former Foster Youth

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Among the complaints: Health insurance enrollment is unclear and tough to navigate.

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Opposing Sides Testify Before State Committee Over Insurance Proposition

July 3, 2014 | 9:31 am

Opposing Sides Testify Before State Committee Over Insurance Proposition

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The state’s insurance commissioner rejects charge that November proposition would undermine ACA.

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Hobby Lobby Decision Has Limited Impact in California

July 1, 2014 | 9:51 am

Hobby Lobby Decision Has Limited Impact in California

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A California law on contraceptive equity supersedes the court’s decision, but that law has limits, too. …read more

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Coordinated Care for Those Nearing Life’s End — But Does It Really Save Money?

June 25, 2014 | 9:39 am

Coordinated Care for Those Nearing Life’s End — But Does It Really Save Money?

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Medicare funded the program with a $13 million grant, but hopes for savings of $29 million. Read more …

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Study Finds Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

June 24, 2014 | 8:30 am

Study Finds Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

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Still, the study does not show that pesticide exposure causes autism.

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