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Long-Term Care: The Approaching Storm Darkens

Apr 17, 2015

 

By Matt Perry

 

California continues to be an expensive place to age when living in long-term care facilities.

In its annual survey “The Cost of Care,” Genworth Financial – a life insurance company that also sells long-term care policies – reports that costs for skilled nursing facilities in California climbed 4% in the past year.

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Increasing Income Would Improve Heath of Low- and Middle-Income Families

Apr 16, 2015

By Hannah Guzik The higher their income, the better health people report, so even slightly increasing income levels could have a significant effect on the wellbeing of the low- and middle-income families, according to a report released Monday. Researc...

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Disparities persist in tooth decay, preventive care

Apr 14, 2015

By Pamela K. Johnson Nearly a quarter of American children age 5 and under suffer from tooth decay, and minority children have untreated cavities at twice the rate of non-Hispanic white children, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease C...

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Need to Know

Apr 13, 2015

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

By Hannah Guzik

LA clinics are no longer a last resort. First in a series on Medi-Cal patients.
Lawmakers pitch bills to help undocumented immigrants.
The “Asian and Pacific Islander” category is too broad, legislator says.

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Hungry for Solutions: Aging and Food Insecurity

Apr 13, 2015

By Matt Perry

I’m starved. Ravenous.   I’m so hungry I can’t think straight. I certainly can’t work. What I want more than anything is to eat an entire stack of beef ribs.

Kevin Kemp knows exactly how I feel. At 54 — about my age — he’s been homeless and hungry in Long Beach for nearly...

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African-American Women in Rural Areas Have Lower Rates of Depression

Apr 9, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

African-American women who live in rural areas report lower rates of depression than their urban counterparts, but the opposite is true for white women, according to a new study.

The study, which examined data from a national survey, was published online yesterday in JAMA Psychiatry.

African-American women who live in urban areas reported more...

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LA Clinics No Longer a Last Resort

Apr 6, 2015

First in a series of stories about how health care reform is affecting newly insured Medi-Cal patients.

By Robin Urevich

Before health reform, Los Angeles County clinics served people who had no other options—sick patients with no health insurance.

But as 2014 approached, county officials realized that many of their clients would become insured and choose...

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Barriers to Care Persist Despite Expansion of Medi-Cal

Apr 6, 2015

Second in a series of stories about how health care reform is affecting newly insured Medi-Cal patients.

By Robin Urevich

The Affordable Care Act, with its promise of health care for most Americans, represents a welcome step forward for physicians who have cared for the uninsured.

Michael Core, a primary care doctor at The USC Eisner Clinic,...

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Navigating Barriers to Care a Challenge for Newly Insured Patients

Apr 6, 2015

Third in a series of stories about how health care reform is affecting newly insured Medi-Cal patients.

By Robin Urevich

More than a year after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, nearly 13 million Californians are newly insured. But many of them still struggle to find doctors who will see them, especially the nearly...

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Need to Know

Apr 2, 2015

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

By Hannah Guzik

Older adults consume a shocking number of prescription meds.

Should drug makers be required to take back unused meds?

Antipsychotics are prescribed to poor children without proper oversight.

Depressed doesn’t mean dangerous.

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