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By Fran Kritz
In the last year and a half, doctors in California have seen about twenty cases of what may be a new disease. Patients, usually children, quickly and permanently lose muscle function in an arm or leg, sometimes, but not always after having respiratory symptoms. According to a recent update by UCSF, although...
By Lynn Graebner
Schools weren’t necessarily providing all of the information girls felt they needed. Roxanna Sanchez, a junior at Greenfield High School at the time, worked on the original report, and recalls a real need for more health information there. Budget cuts had eliminated health classes at local high schools and teen pregnancies were...
Hearing the story of Matthew Boger and Tim Zaal makes you wonder if anything is truly unforgivable.
By Fran Kritz
For families who moved out of high-poverty neighborhoods, boys experienced an increase and girls a decrease in rates of depression and conduct disorder, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Hip problems knocked me out of the game of basketball for five years. From age 58 to 63, I didn’t play basketball at all. In the middle of that period, I had my left hip replaced. When I finally decided … Continue reading →
By Leilani Clark
Late last year, a self-employed Santa Rosa mother found herself navigating the Covered California website in search of affordable health coverage.
After filling in the required information — a frustratingly slow process — she discovered that she and her partner qualified for Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program for low-income residents.
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By Robert Speer
Unlike many specialists in Northern California, neurosurgeon Jeff Lobosky accepts Medi-Cal, California’s insurance program for the poor.
But the Chico doctor has been forced to turn away some Medi-Cal patients this year, because of the influx of new enrollees under the Affordable Care Act.
First, let me extend congratulations to my great-nephew Dylan McKeon, a sophomore at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. Dylan is the goalie on the school’s hockey team, which yesterday tied for victory in the Ohio state championship game. … Continue reading →