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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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HealthyCal.org
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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MidLifeBloggers
Wanted: The Single Person’s Life

Apr 5, 2015

I was totally taken with this idea of the Single Person's Life, which emerged as a full-blown vision.

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Consciousness and Health
In Search Of A Cure For Cancer

In Search Of A Cure For Cancer

By Eric Nelson


Until recently, any recovery from serious disease not involving medical intervention was usually dismissed as little more than “spontaneous remission,” generally defined as the unexpected disappearance of a particular ailment by inexplicable means. These days, however, there appears to be a growing willingness to re-examine such dramatic changes in an individual’s health...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Semi Colon: Book Recommendations from the Bottom of my Pile

A sad fact about cancer is it took away one of my life's most pleasurable activities - reading.  I've been a reader since I was a little kid; some of my best days were spent outside, holding a book as big as me, sitting in the cool shade of a tree on ...

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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.

The post Need to Know...

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HealthyCal.org
Cycle of Reapplying for Public Insurance Can Hurt Beneficiaries

Apr 1, 2015

By Hannah Guzik 

States should try to simplify the process of reapplying for public benefits, such as health insurance and food stamps, so fewer people temporarily lose their benefits, according to a new report.

People receiving benefits often face problems reapplying and temporarily go without, hurting their families and resulting in more administrative work for...

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Game to 100
Think before you use that stereotype

Apr 1, 2015

What are little boys made of? Snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails. … What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. These lines from an early 19th century nursery rhyme, which still rang true through the … Continue reading

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Central Valley and Rural Northern California Counties Ranked Unhealthiest

Apr 1, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

People living in California’s Central Valley and rural northern counties have the poorest health outcomes in the state, according to a report released last Wednesday.

The 2015 County Health Rankings, a nationwide report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ranks counties based on health outcomes.

In a ranking that weighs length...

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Janna Marlies Maron
24 Frames: A Powerful Storytelling Medium

Apr 1, 2015
24 Frames: A Powerful Storytelling Medium

Guns. No doubt a controversial topic. When I saw the proof of this issue, with a gun on the cover, I reacted in fear. Instantly I worried about the reaction a cover like this one would get. Then, with additional artillery throughout the interior pages, I thought maybe it was too much. The subject...

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