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Most Health Care Costs in California Are Paid With Public Funds

Sep 6, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

The majority of health care expenses in California are paid for with public funds, a new study released Wednesday reports.

The research counters the popular belief that corporations and individuals bear the brunt of health care costs.

Researchers from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that taxpayer dollars will pay...

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Dignity Health Trains Providers to Recognize Trafficking Victims

Sep 5, 2016
Dignity Health Trains Providers to Recognize Trafficking Victims

By Linda Childers

Human trafficking is a growing problem in the United States, and according to the Center for Public Policy Studies, California is considered one of the top four destinations in the country for human trafficking, a practice that uses men, women and children for forced labor or sexual exploitation. While there is a...

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Nation’s First Firearm Violence Research Center Will Be At UC Davis

Aug 30, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

The nation’s first firearm violence research center will be located at UC Davis’ Sacramento campus, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Monday.

Garen Wintemute, an ER doctor and experienced gun violence researcher, will lead the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center.

Wintemute’s existing gun-violence research program is the only one...

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Safe Parking Programs Offer a Respite for the Homeless

Aug 29, 2016
Safe Parking Programs Offer a Respite for the Homeless

Irene Evers Elisabeth and her dog, Buster, in the RV they live in. Irene is a guest in the One Starfish Safe Parking and Supportive Services program in Monterey County. Photo: Lily Dayton.

By Lily Dayton

An hour before sunset, a Neapolitan-striped RV lurches into the church parking lot near a wooded area on the...

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Plunging teen birth numbers reason to celebrate

Aug 29, 2016

By Daniel Weintraub

Although we live in a culture of negativity that leads many people to believe that things are worse than ever, the data often show otherwise. Crime, for example, has plummeted for a quarter-century, though you’d never know it from watching the local news. Access to higher education has never been greater.

The post...

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To Improve Student Health, Some California Schools Move to Educate Parents

Aug 29, 2016
To Improve Student Health, Some California Schools Move to Educate Parents

Some districts, particularly in the Central Valley and Los Angeles area, are taking advantage of the new law and hoping parent outreach translates into better student health and academic performance. The thinking is that parents who are more involved will feel a greater tie to the school and will motivate students to be more...

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Caregiver Blues? Be Here Now

Aug 29, 2016
Caregiver Blues? Be Here Now

By Matt Perry

Imagine you’re swimming in a muddy river, trying desperately to peer through the muck. You face a swirl of confusing obstacles. They have names like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, children, job, vacations, texting and a thousand other distractions.

The muck is modern life.

So it’s no surprise that the spread of “mindfulness” has exploded...

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Harvest Preparation

Rice harvest will start soon and having equipment ready is a key component.

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California poised to be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana

Aug 25, 2016
California poised to be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana

On November 9th, California could become yet another state to pass an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana with Proposition 64. The Golden State is already one of 25 states including Washington D.C. where medical marijuana is allowed by law. However, the Drug Enforcement Agency continues to believe that the drug has no medical benefit and...

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California’s Foster Children Are Improperly Prescribed Psychotropic Meds, State Auditor Finds

Aug 24, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

California foster children are frequently prescribed psychotropic medications, but oftentimes dosages exceed state guidelines and the children don’t receive follow-up services.

And, too often, no one notices.

That’s the grim news from State Auditor Elaine Howle in a report released Tuesday.

“This issue is of particular importance to California, which has the...

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