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Need to Know

Aug 9, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know.

By Hannah Guzik

Is California ready for the doubling population of seniors?

A highway to skilled nursing? Not so fast.

Getting people insured doesn’t save money overall, but improves health.

Pre-Super Bowl event sheds light on human trafficking.

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California Teens With Positive Role Models Less Likely to be Overweight, Study Finds

Aug 7, 2015

By Hannah Guzik California teenagers who have positive role models and are involved in extracurricular activities are less likely to be overweight, a new study reports. However, teens of color and those from low-income families are less likely to have ...

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Population Explosion: California Seniors

 

By Matt Perry

 

Ready or not, here they come.

In just 15 years, California will have nearly twice as many seniors as today. Among them will be a rising percentage of Latinos and Asians, along with a greater number of single seniors without children to care for them.

This stunning demographic shift means the state will need...

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A Highway to Skilled Nursing? Not So Fast.

Many Californians don’t know they can use Medi-Cal to pay for assisted living at facilities like this one in Lodi.

By Matt Perry

A tiny California program to help indigent seniors afford assisted living may herald a sea change in how people without savings can obtain long-term care.

And with some tender loving care, it may...

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Need to Know

Aug 3, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know. By Hannah Guzik Advocates of people with disabilities rally for health. Most people are opting to renew their Covered California insurance. The uninsured rate remains higher for me...

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Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Activists Use Super Bowl 50 to Galvanize Prevention Efforts

Aug 2, 2015

By Lily Dayton

Writer, performing artist and human rights activist Brooke Axtel stands on a stage constructed on the 50-yard line of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, speaking to 1,500 rapt audience members—some whose eyes tear up as she recounts her experience as a survivor of sex trafficking at age 7.

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Most Are Opting to Renew Covered California Insurance, Report Shows

Jul 30, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

The vast majority of Californians who purchased health insurance on the state’s exchange are opting to renew it, according to a new report.

About 1.1 million people who had insurance through Covered California were eligible to renew the coverage during the last quarter of 2014. Of those, 92 percent opted to keep the...

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In-home care allows seniors to stay independent

Jul 27, 2015

By Veronica Moscoso

(Elizabeth Smigiel and Siti Erodogan sing together in Elizabeth’s home)
I’m the one who loves you.

Siti Erodogan
Yes, how about me? Do I?

Elizabeth Smigiel
We’ve been together so long now we’re blood sisters.

Elizabeth Smigiel
88-years-old
(Interview) I have a care provider that helps me with everything.

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Disabled Advocates Rally for Health

Jul 26, 2015

By Jessica Portner In every corner of California, in living rooms, community centers, and grassroots organizations, disabled activists are determined and organized to fight to preserve health programs and social services that help them and their commun...

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HealthyCal.org
Need to Know

Jul 26, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know. By Hannah Guzik A San Diego program shows the value of housing first. A new California law allows homeless people to get free IDs. Health care hurdles for people with disabilities:...

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