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Homeless veterans clinic reduces ER visits by treating the whole person

Aug 25, 2014

By Robin Urevich and Pedro Avila

Dr. Rishi Manchanda believes the key to better health for homeless veterans is improving their lives. He’s developed a clinic at the VA hospital in Los Angeles where vets can find housing, mental health care and help with benefits and legal issues.

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Interview with Dr. Ronald Fong

Aug 25, 2014

The California Health Report Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Weintraub, interviews UC Davis Clinical Professor, Dr. Ronald Fong who is training the next generation of physicians to look outside the exam room to help their patients stay healthy. He advocates ev...

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LA County struggles with mentally ill inmates

Aug 24, 2014

By Chris Richard

The inmate had stripped off his suicide-prevention gown.

Such garments are of heavy fabric, like moving blankets, so that inmates in the Los Angeles County Jail’s “high observation” wing can’t tear them up to make ropes and hang themselves.

This man had rolled his gown into a club.

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California Stem Cell Report
Earthquakes and Scientific Research: California’s Exposure to Damage

Earthquakes and Scientific Research: California’s Exposure to Damage

The 6.1 earthquake today in Northern California once again demonstrated the vulnerability of scientific research in the Golden State to disruption by tremor.


As of Sunday morning, no research institutions – stem cell or otherwise -- reported damage from the quake. However, it was still early in the process of assessing the full impact of...

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Despite Errors, State Continues Enrolling Adults With Disabilities and the Elderly in New Health Program

Aug 22, 2014

By Angela Woodall

Ben Rockwell is a 68-year-old retired nurse with Parkinson’s disease and a long list of other health problems. He has to juggle two government health plans to make sure he gets the care he needs, but over the past two decades, he’s gotten good at it.

That’s why when he became eligible to...

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Straightening Out the Knot: The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert

Aug 22, 2014

By Robert Fulton Adrian Tapia and his wife Ana faced more than fear after Adrian was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013. Between the doctor visits, the scans, surgery and rehabilitation, paperwork had to be filled out. Treatments required a two-hour-p...

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Food Allergies May be More Common Among Inner-City Kids

Aug 22, 2014

By Fran Kritz Inner-city kids, who are already known to have higher rates of asthma and certain allergies, may also be more likely than kids in the general population to have at least some food allergies, according to a recent study. The study resear...

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New Study Finds Malnutrition Common Among Older ER Patients

Aug 21, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that many older adults who were seen in the emergency room for health problems also showed signs of malnutrition or the risk of malnutrition, though most ...

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Poll: More Californians back ACA

Aug 20, 2014

After years of steady but stable support for the federal health reform known as the Affordable Care Act, California voters strengthened their embrace of the new law after it was implemented this year, according to a poll released this week by the Field...

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Hurdles Remain to Signing Up More Latinos for Health Coverage

Aug 20, 2014

By Fran Kritz

As a college-prep consultant, Marina Grijalva heard about the Affordable Care Act and how it would enable her to sign up for health insurance. But the enrollment campaigns — which the state poured tens of millions of dollars into — didn’t reach her sister or many other Latinos.

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