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California Stem Cells, College Football and Success

The $3 billion California stem cell agency this week will deal with the sort of odds that often figure in the financial fate of college football players.


The issue at hand involves education, helping young people and setting priorities. Should the Golden State’s stem cell effort train a few hundred college students at $65,000 a...

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Public and private sectors benefited from CA Continuous Improvement Forum

ROCKLIN – Thirty leaders from regional businesses and California State Departments learned how their organizations can apply a Lean Philosophy to increase efficiency at the “California Continuous Improvement Forum” on October 7 in Sacramento, sponsored by the Institute for Quality Public Services, Continuous Improvement Network, California Government Operations Agency and the Sierra College Center...

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State Refuses to Identify Hospitals it Says Have Harmed Patients

Oct 15, 2014

By Chris Richard

California has been withholding money from 66 hospitals it holds culpable for medical errors, but state officials refuse to describe the mistakes or publicly identify the hospitals, all of which have allegedly harmed patients.

California Department of Health Care Services spokesman Norman Williams said the agency is withholding disciplinary records to protect patients’...

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Santa Cruz pilot project equips foster youth with education champions

Oct 15, 2014

By Lynn Graebner An Oakland-based nonprofit group is building a national model to help foster youth overcome one of their biggest challenges: staying in school. Moving among multiple homes, often dealing with the trauma of neglect or abuse on top of be...

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California Stem Cell Report
No Appeals Filed Yet in California’s $44 Million Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Round

None of the rejected California universities seeking multimillion dollar grants to join the Golden State’s new, ambitious network of Alpha Stem Cell Clinics has yet filed an appeal of the decisions, the state stem cell agency said today.


That word comes from Don Gibbons, a spokesman for the $3 billion enterprise. In response to...

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Spike in ER usage from newly insured declines over time, study says

Oct 15, 2014

Pent-up demand for health care leads to a spike in emergency room visits and hospitalizations among the newly insured, but those numbers quickly decline as people’s needs are met and their health becomes more stable, according to a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

The study could mean that fears...

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Tulare County Fights Domestic Violence on a New Front

Oct 15, 2014

By Leah Bartos

Nestled in central California and flanked by the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Tulare County is sometimes called the Appalachia of the West. It is home to the giant Sequoia trees; Mount Whitney towers over the county’s eastern edge. It’s also one of the most poverty-stricken regions of the state.

The post Tulare...

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California Stem Cell Report
California to Spend Up to $44 Million for Ambitious Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Plan

California late next week is expected to plunk down as much as $44 million to help make the Golden State the global leader in stem cell research as well as a go-to location worldwide for patient stem cell therapies.


The ambitious plan comes from the state's $3 billion stem cell agency which plans to...

HealthyCal.org
Most Parents Install Car Seats for Newborns Incorrectly

Oct 14, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study finds that nearly all parents install car seats for newborns incorrectly. Parents who are low income or speak poor English are the most likely to make installation and positioning mistakes. Researchers from the Oregon Health a...

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Medicaid recipients see benefit boost

Oct 14, 2014

From Kaiser Health News With an improving fiscal climate, many states are increasing benefits for Medicaid recipients and paying their providers more. The trend is continuing into fiscal year 2015 for those who rely on Medicaid, the state and federal h...

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