Dan Weintraub

Daniel Weintraub, editor of HealthyCal.org, is a veteran California journalist who has covered policy and politics for the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, the Sacramento Bee and the New York Times. He is a native Californian who has lived in the south and the north and now resides in Sacramento.

Web Site: http://www.healthycal.org

Strange bedfellows unite to help older adults

Apr 14, 2014

In the near future, successful care for older adults will depend on bold and creative collaborations. That’s the message aging pioneer Ken Dychtwald gave last month’s Aging in America conference. Dychtwald, CEO of the consulting group Age Wave, might as well have been describing the “strange bedfellows” collaboration between two organizations often considered mortal...

Health before — and after — health care

Apr 6, 2014

Even as lawmakers in Washington D.C. drove themselves into a bitter partisan divide over federal health reform in 2010, an unusual experiment across the country in Oregon was amassing evidence that the rancorous debate in Congress was focused on many of the wrong things. And if what Oregon’s experience is telling us now is accurate,...

UC Davis program looks at how to make primary care practice more appealing to new doctors

Apr 4, 2014

By Ronald Fong. M.D. While medical schools graduate a lot of students who have been trained in family medicine, most new doctors eventually choose to practice as specialists in fields like radiology, anesthesiology, and dermatology. That gap has h...

Activism: A Complete Workout for the Aging Body and Brain

Mar 31, 2014

By Matt Pewrry Activism among the aging can help the brain and the body stay young. The post Activism: A Complete Workout for the Aging Body and Brain appeared first on California Health Report.

ACA subsidies: $2 billion for California

Mar 27, 2014

Forty percent of Californians eligible for federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act had signed up for coverage by March 1, a level of participation that will translate into more than $2 billion in tax credits for those consumers over the next ye...

Fatherhood Program Hopes to Make a Difference in Merced County

Mar 24, 2014

Like many men, Cesar Vera got his ideas about being a father from watching his own dad, who worked 12 hours a day for little money, but managed to provide for a family that lived most of the year in migrant farm camps in the Central Valley. “I played with my kids more than my...

The iPad Therapist: Mental Health for the Aging

Mar 17, 2014

Telemental health -- offering computer-based therapy sessions -- has a promising future for older ethnic adults who face an uphill battle accessing services for common problems like depression and anxiety. Some seniors have trouble simply getting trans...

Measles cases on the rise

Mar 14, 2014

Confirmed cases of measles in California have increased ten times over last year at this time, the California Department of Public Health reported Friday.

The department said 32 confirmed cases have been confirmed so far this year compared to just three at this time a year ago.

“Immunization is the best defense against measles, with 99...

A farmer’s market on wheels

Mar 13, 2014

By Lorena Anderson Even in California's fertile Central Valley – where 25 percent of the nation’s produce is grown – many people go without fresh fruit or vegetables -- because they can't afford them or don't have a story nearby that sells them. “Our median income is so low, people cannot afford good produce,” said Don...

More than 3 million Californians get coverage through ACA

Mar 13, 2014

More than 3 million Californians have enrolled in private or public health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, exceeding projections made before enrollment began last fall, officials said Thursday.

“We are seeing strong numbers,” said Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, the agency that set up the new online insurance marketplace where people can...

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