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“Don’t assume the worst about aches and pains.” I plan to make that my mantra, despite my tendency toward pessimism. I was pleased to discover that the likely cause of my achy hips and slivers of pain radiating down my … Continue reading →
By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser News
Cancer patients insured by California’s health plan for low-income people are less likely to get recommended treatment and also have lower survival rates than patients with other types of insurance, according to a new study by University of California-Davis researchers.
While other studies have linked Medicaid...
By Matt Perry
When Gov. Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act last month it was a celebration for many Californians who thought the “assisted dying taboo” would never be breached.
By Sara Washington
(Showing family pictures)
Here’s a picture of my mom and myself. This was on a Sunday morning, now I’m thinking it was an Easter morning. I see the shadow, I think my Dad was taking the picture. And this is us on our way to Greater Faith.
What do I think about the “Vietnam experience” today? That’s one of the questions I was asked in a note from Harvard classmates who are making preparations for our 50th reunion in 2017. The two other questions asked what I … Continue reading →
By Daniel Weintraub
Sometimes the U.S. health care system can seem stuck in the last century: overly centralized, bureaucratic, and definitely not consumer-friendly.
But behind the scenes a scientific revolution is taking shape that will likely transform medicine, even if the administrative side of the industry isn’t quite ready for it.
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By Hannah Guzik
The San Jose Zoo has a program for seniors to help them stay active.
Terminally ill patients have to wait until at least April to use California’s new assisted-death law.
For low-wage workers, even an affordable health plan can seem out of reach.
By Lynn Graebner
A California statute allowing nursing homes to make medical decisions for residents incapable of doing that for themselves and who have no family or legal representatives has been ruled unconstitutional.
Advocates for nursing home residents say the ruling offers long overdue protection for the rights of the elderly.
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