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Screening for Depression Helps Pregnant and Postpartum Women

May 5, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Screening all women for depression during and after pregnancy can significantly help mothers and their babies, two new studies report.

A universal screening program at Kaiser Permanente Northern California found that 14.8 percent of pregnant women in the study screened positive for depression symptoms. Of those, 6.1 percent had severe symptoms.

The post...

Screening for Depression Helps Pregnant and Postpartum Women

May 5, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Screening all women for depression during and after pregnancy can significantly help mothers and their babies, two new studies report.

A universal screening program at Kaiser Permanente Northern California found that 14.8 percent of pregnant women in the study screened positive for depression symptoms. Of those, 6.1 percent had severe symptoms.

The post...

Shelters, Clinics Work Together to Help Domestic Violence Victims

May 2, 2016
Shelters, Clinics Work Together to Help Domestic Violence Victims

“So many people won’t walk through our doors because they’re afraid,” says Jesse Torrey, associate director of RISE, an agency that serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in San Luis Obispo County. “But they will go to the doctor to get a check-up.” Photo: File/Thinkstock

By Lily Dayton

“Ask me,” begs Paula Spencer,...

Shelters, Clinics Work Together to Help Domestic Violence Victims

May 2, 2016
Shelters, Clinics Work Together to Help Domestic Violence Victims

“So many people won’t walk through our doors because they’re afraid,” says Jesse Torrey, associate director of RISE, an agency that serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in San Luis Obispo County. “But they will go to the doctor to get a check-up.” Photo: File/Thinkstock

By Lily Dayton

“Ask me,” begs Paula Spencer,...

Mental Health Care Lacking for California Veterans

Apr 28, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

More than three quarters of male California veterans who needed mental health care between 2011 and 2013 didn’t get adequate treatment, a new study reports.

Researchers from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research also found that, contrary to popular belief, veterans didn’t report having more mental health problems than the general...

Mental Health Care Lacking for California Veterans

Apr 28, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

More than three quarters of male California veterans who needed mental health care between 2011 and 2013 didn’t get adequate treatment, a new study reports.

Researchers from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research also found that, contrary to popular belief, veterans didn’t report having more mental health problems than the general...

California Schools Don’t Provide Mental Health Services to 580,000 Kids in Need, Report Finds

Apr 20, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

California’s public schools receive more than $400 million each year to provide mental health services to students, but at least 580,000 kids in the state have been left without help, a new report finds.

The report, from three children’s advocacy organizations, found that many school districts haven’t even adequately identified the students...

California Schools Don’t Provide Mental Health Services to 580,000 Kids in Need, Report Finds

Apr 20, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

California’s public schools receive more than $400 million each year to provide mental health services to students, but at least 580,000 kids in the state have been left without help, a new report finds.

The report, from three children’s advocacy organizations, found that many school districts haven’t even adequately identified the students...

Cost Deters Many Uninsured Californians

Apr 19, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

The perceived steep cost of health insurance deterred nearly half of Californians who went without coverage in 2014, a new study reports.

Roughly two-thirds of the state’s uninsured in 2014 were actually eligible for coverage, but many did not enroll because they believed it would cost too much, according to researchers from...

Cost Deters Many Uninsured Californians

Apr 19, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

The perceived steep cost of health insurance deterred nearly half of Californians who went without coverage in 2014, a new study reports.

Roughly two-thirds of the state’s uninsured in 2014 were actually eligible for coverage, but many did not enroll because they believed it would cost too much, according to researchers from...

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