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Hospital-based Programs Break Cycle of Violent Injury

Dec 2, 2014

 

By Lynn Graebner

Victims of stabbings and shootings, usually gang-related, are often followed to the hospital by friends and relatives planning retaliation on behalf of the victim.

Retaliatory violence creates a vicious cycle, revealed starkly in hospital statistics. Within five years, 17 to 20 percent of victims will be readmitted to the hospital and won’t...

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HealthyCal.org
Hospital-based Programs Break Cycle of Violent Injury

Dec 2, 2014

By Lynn Graebner

Victims of stabbings and shootings, usually gang-related, are often followed to the hospital by friends and relatives planning retaliation on behalf of the victim.

Retaliatory violence creates a vicious cycle, revealed starkly in hospital statistics. Within five years, 17 to 20 percent of victims will be readmitted to the hospital and won’t survive.


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HealthyCal.org
Even With Subsidies, Some San Francisco Residents Can’t Afford Covered California Premiums

Dec 2, 2014

There are thousands of people in San Francisco whose income is too high for them to qualify for Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income health plan, but too low for them to afford Covered California premiums.

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Even With Subsidies, Some San Francisco Residents Can’t Afford Covered California Premiums

Dec 2, 2014

There are thousands of people in San Francisco whose income is too high for them to qualify for Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income health plan, but too low for them to afford Covered California premiums.

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California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell Research: Juggling Safety and Speed

Robert Klein, the first chairman of the California stem cell agency, is a relentless salesman for the potential of stem cell research.


Certainly such was the case on Nov. 20 when he and a host of others celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Golden State’s $3 billion research effort. Klein said the dream...

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Weaving program tackles mental health issues in Karen community

Dec 1, 2014

By Megan Burks
In this story, we go to San Diego — where about 18 hundred refugees from Burma live – many of whom are ethnic minorities from Karen villages. The Karen and other groups have fought for autonomy from the Burmese government for 65 years.

Here in the United States it’s another battle – mental...

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HealthyCal.org
Weaving program tackles mental health issues in Karen community

Dec 1, 2014

By Megan Burks

In this story, we go to San Diego — where about 18 hundred refugees from Burma live – many of whom are ethnic minorities from Karen villages. The Karen and other groups have fought for autonomy from the Burmese government for 65 years.

Here in the United States it’s another battle – mental...

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California Stem Cell Report
Bubble Babies, Cures and California’s Stem Cell Agency

Bubble Babies, Cures and California’s Stem Cell Agency



Alysia Padilla-Vacarro and daughter, Evangelina, on the day
 of the baby's life-saving gene therapy treatment at UCLA.
UCLA photo
Numbers speak loudly in America. We focus intently – sometimes obsessively -- on everything from baseball statistics to the latest count of illegal immigrants. Numbers appear to create certainty and tend...

HealthyCal.org
Health Grants Go to Small Communities With Innovative Approaches to Obesity, Smoking

Nov 24, 2014

Created in 2012 by the Affordable Care Act and administered through the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the two-year grants are intended to prevent chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

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Health Grants Go to Small Communities With Innovative Approaches to Obesity, Smoking

Nov 24, 2014

By Lisa Renner

To motivate Lake County residents to get moving earlier this year, public health workers used a charming mascot named Rocky the River Otter.

They handed out several of the stuffed animals and asked participants in their “Move More 20+14” physical challenge to photograph themselves exercising next to the cute toys.

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