Politics

HealthyCal.org
California skimps on diabetes prevention

Sep 28, 2014

By Robin Urevich

Diabetes afflicts one in 12 Californians. It causes early death and disability for millions and costs the state $27.6 billion annually in health care and related expenses.

In 20 years, diabetes rates are expected to double in the United States.

But the disease doesn’t have to wreak that kind of havoc.

The post

Tags: | |

HealthyCal.org
Cancer-Screening Program For Women Attempts to Fill Gaps Left by Health Reform

Sep 25, 2014

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett Dr. Milcah Larks is all too familiar with the cost of delaying preventative cancer screenings for women. As an oncologist in the Immunology Clinic at Ventura County Medical Center, a hospital in Ventura focused on underserved po...

Tags: | |

California Stem Cell Report
Stem Cell Training Ending at California State Colleges?

CIRM video on the Bridges program

California’s $3 billion stem cell research effort is turning ever more strongly in the direction of pushing stem cell treatments into the clinic, raising concerns among some about at least one program that appears endangered.


It is the $17.5 million “Bridges” training project that involved 11 state and...

HealthyCal.org
Despite progress, 350,000 Medi-Cal applicants still wait for coverage

Sep 23, 2014

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Carlos Gutierrez of Berkeley thought his health care troubles were over when he received a letter from his county’s social service agency in May telling him he qualified for Medi-Cal.

The 34-year-old single father of two had been without health insurance for months after losing his job as a trainer in car rental...

Tags: | |

HealthyCal.org
Healthy Lifestyle Factors May Prevent Most Heart Attacks in Men

Sep 23, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Four out of five heart attacks in men may be prevented by adopting a health lifestyle, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Healthy lifestyle behaviors include moderate alcohol use, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight and diet and getting regular exercise, say the Swedish researchers...

Tags: | |

Placer County Online
Three-Term Rocklin School Board Member Steve Paul Not Seeking Re-Election

ROCKLIN – Three-term Rocklin School Board member Steve Paul, who has served as the Rocklin Unified School District expanded from 7,500 students to over 11,000 students, will not be seeking a fourth term in November. Paul said he decided it was a good time to transition off the School Board and get involved in...

HealthyCal.org
Conference on 9/23 to focus on health reform

Sep 22, 2014

Capitol Weekly and the University of California, UC Center present Health Care: California, a conference examining the California health care landscape, one year into the Affordable Care Act. This event will be filmed for later broadcast by the Califo...

Tags: | |

HealthyCal.org
Homeless youth struggle with transition to adulthood

Sep 22, 2014

By Pamela K. Johnson

In this story we go to Los Angeles, where Oliver Brown developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder growing up on the streets of Hollywood until the non-profit organization My Friend’s Place helped him find a path to an independent and healthy lifestyle.

The post Homeless youth struggle with transition to adulthood appeared...

Tags: | |

HealthyCal.org
Pavement Helps Trailer Park Residents Breathe

Sep 19, 2014

By Suzanne Potter Graciela Zuniga and her two toddler boys suffer from asthma and bronchitis – conditions that are aggravated by all the dust kicked up by cars on the dirt roads of the trailer park they call home. “I get sick a lot, so do they. Everyone gets colds, and fevers too,” said...

Tags: | |

HealthyCal.org
Despite Guidelines to the Contrary, Millions of Older Men Continue to Be Screened for Prostate Cancer

Sep 19, 2014

By Fran Kritz Millions of older men continue to get the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test to screen for prostate cancer, contrary to new guidelines, according to research by investigators at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The PSA test was...

Tags: | |

Stay connected to Sacramento Connect

Follow Sacramento Connect on Twitter  Find Sacramento Connect on Facebook  Sign up for the Sacramento Connect Newsletter

Advertisement

Categories

  • Hot Topics (2)
  • Shopping (805)
  • Top Stories (3423)

Advertisement



Newest Partners