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Checking In, Not Checking Out

Mar 25, 2016

by Matt Perry

It was a chance encounter in my Santa Cruz neighborhood. Just down the street, I’d walked by her home many times, noticing her typing away furiously near her front window. When I later saw her laptop, unattended, just inside the glass, I was concerned that a thief might make it disappear.

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Program Review: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the Duals Demonstration Project

Mar 24, 2016

by Matt Perry

The enrollment process was disastrous. Yet once in, patient satisfaction levels hit 80%.

That’s a quick summary of a new review of California’s efforts to steer its most expensive patients into managed care.

At the behest of the federal government, in 2014 California launched a money-saving initiative to move its so-called “dual...

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Program Review: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the Dual Demonstrations Project

Mar 24, 2016

by Matt Perry

The enrollment process was disastrous. Yet once in, patient satisfaction levels hit 80%.

That’s a quick summary of a new review of California’s efforts to steer its most expensive patients into managed care.

At the behest of the federal government, in 2014 California launched a money-saving initiative to move its so-called “dual...

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Healthy Home Cooking: Makeovers and a Cookbook for Ethnic Recipes

Mar 22, 2016
Healthy Home Cooking: Makeovers and a Cookbook for Ethnic Recipes

By Fran Kritz

As always, Nadia Atef, an immigrant from Morocco now living in San Diego with her husband and two young daughters, made special foods for the holidays this year. But while she usually prepares holiday dishes from her country, this year she added a new one, spinach soup, an Egyptian delicacy.

The...

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Healthy Home Cooking: Makeovers and a Cookbook for Ethnic Recipes

Mar 22, 2016
Healthy Home Cooking: Makeovers and a Cookbook for Ethnic Recipes

By Fran Kritz

As always, Nadia Atef, an immigrant from Morocco now living in San Diego with her husband and two young daughters, made special foods for the holidays this year. But while she usually prepares holiday dishes from her country, this year she added a new one, spinach soup, an Egyptian delicacy.

The...

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Crowding on Skid Row Creates a Breeding Ground for Illnesses

Mar 20, 2016
Crowding on Skid Row Creates a Breeding Ground for Illnesses

By Robin Urevich

The squalor of LA’s skid row and the dangers it poses to human health took center stage briefly last fall when the director of one of the city’s largest homeless shelters contracted a flesh eating infection caused by e coli staph and strep that now threaten the amputation of his leg below...

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As More California Counties Implement Laura’s Law, Advocates Push Back

Mar 14, 2016
As More California Counties Implement Laura’s Law, Advocates Push Back

Today, Alameda, El Dorado, Kern, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Nevada, Orange, Placer, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo and Yolo have Laura’s Law programs in place. Photo: File/Thinkstock

By Linda Childers

Fifteen years ago, Laura Wilcox, a 19-year-old college student, was killed by a man with a history of mental illness while was working at a...

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From Feminism to Ageism: Ashton Applewhite Takes on The Last Prejudice

Mar 14, 2016
From Feminism to Ageism: Ashton Applewhite Takes on The Last Prejudice

 

By Matt Perry

When Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique in 1963, the words “sexism” and “feminism” were nary a blip on the cultural radar. The book launched a modern revolution that is still in progress.

Today, in her blistering attack on ageism intended to foment a similar uprising, Ashton Applewhite paints...

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Breathing Air Into Asthma Prevention in Long Beach

Mar 7, 2016
Breathing Air Into Asthma Prevention in Long Beach

In Long Beach, 14 percent of residents suffer from asthma, compared to 12.5 percent in Los Angeles and 8 percent in the U.S. Photo: Thinkstock.

By Jessica Portner

When Olga Santana’s 7-year-old daughter, Emma, had trouble breathing during a serious asthma attack—something that would happen about every three weeks—she would take her to the emergency...

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The Dementia Dilemma: California Prepares to Handle Influx of Alzheimer’s Cases

Mar 7, 2016
The Dementia Dilemma: California Prepares to Handle Influx of Alzheimer’s Cases

By Linda Childers

Within the next two decades, the Alzheimer's Association says the degenerative brain disease will not only pose an increased public health threat to the state, it will also disproportionately affect certain ethnic groups.

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