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HealthyCal.org
Fewer Doctors Enrolled in Low-Income Insurance Program Despite Surge in Patients

Jul 14, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Nearly 25 percent fewer physicians were signed up to treat low-income patients in the state’s insurance program this spring compared to a year prior, despite the surge in patients enrolled in Medi-Cal.

The drop in providers is due to the Department of Health Care Services’ efforts to remove doctors who haven’t complied...

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HealthyCal.org
Young People Underestimate the Dangers of Hookah

Jul 14, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing finds that despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, many young adults believe that using the water pipes is not harmful. “With hookah smoking on the rise, particularly...

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HealthyCal.org
Young People Underestimate the Dangers of Hookah

Jul 14, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing finds that despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, many young adults believe that using the water pipes is not harmful. “With hookah smoking on the rise, particularly...

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HealthyCal.org
Latina Center empowers women to turn their lives around

Jul 14, 2014

By Veronica Moscoso

In this story we go to Richmond, where a mother of three, Alejandra Escobedo, was trapped in an abusive relationship. Like other immigrants in her situation, she didn’t speak English and didn’t have a job. It was hard to see a way out, until she found The Latina Center — an organization...

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HealthyCal.org
Latina Center empowers women to turn their lives around

Jul 14, 2014

By Veronica Moscoso

In this story we go to Richmond, where a mother of three, Alejandra Escobedo, was trapped in an abusive relationship. Like other immigrants in her situation, she didn’t speak English and didn’t have a job. It was hard to see a way out, until she found The Latina Center — an organization...

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California Stem Cell Report
The Trounson Affair and its Financial Fallout

The Trounson Affair and its Financial Fallout

 

StemCells, Inc., the California business founded by Stanfordscientist Irv Weismann, seems almost certainly to have done a serious financial disservice to itself and its shareholders.

Alan Trounson
San Francisco Business Times photo
One week ago today, the publicly traded Newark, Ca., firm cast a dark shadow over its dealings with...

HealthyCal.org
Researchers Studying Whether Pesticide Exposure Affects Farmworkers’ Brain Health

Jul 13, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

On her way to her office in Oxnard, Rachel Casas drives past farmworkers bent over in the fields. Because she is a neuropsychologist, she wonders whether there are pesticides in those fields and if the chemicals may be affecting the laborers.

She still doesn’t know the answer to that question, but she and...

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HealthyCal.org
Researchers Studying Whether Pesticide Exposure Affects Farmworkers’ Brain Health

Jul 13, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

On her way to her office in Oxnard, Rachel Casas drives past farmworkers bent over in the fields. Because she is a neuropsychologist, she wonders whether there are pesticides in those fields and if the chemicals may be affecting the laborers.

She still doesn’t know the answer to that question, but she and...

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California Stem Cell Report
The Stem Cell Take on the World Cup: Chalk Up One for California

The Stem Cell Take on the World Cup: Chalk Up One for California

Angel Di Maria
Photo Franny Schertzer
The $3 billion California stem cell agency scored big in this week’s coverage of what is one of the biggest sporting events on Earth – the World Cup.



One would not think soccer and stem cells are a natural combination. But an internationally...

California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell Conflict Case Covered by Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times today published a brief story on the Trounson-StemCells, Inc., affair, declaring that the California stem cell agency was taking steps deal with a “risk of conflict of interest.”


Amina Khan wrote the piece, which included quotes from John M. Simpson of Consumer Watchdog of Santa Monica, Ca., who said,
“The thing...

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