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Need to Know

Apr 13, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know.

By Hannah Guzik

LA clinics are no longer a last resort. First in a series on Medi-Cal patients.
Lawmakers pitch bills to help undocumented immigrants.
The “Asian and Pacific Islander” category is too broad, legislator says.

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Hungry for Solutions: Aging and Food Insecurity

Apr 13, 2015

By Matt Perry

I’m starved. Ravenous.   I’m so hungry I can’t think straight. I certainly can’t work. What I want more than anything is to eat an entire stack of beef ribs.

Kevin Kemp knows exactly how I feel. At 54 — about my age — he’s been homeless and hungry in Long Beach for nearly...

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How not to recover from a business mess

Apr 13, 2015

What do Bonney Plumbing of Sacramento and Rolling Stone magazine have in common? Both businesses have bosses that seem to be tone deaf about how their nasty messes play out in the public eye. Let’s start with Bonney Plumbing, a … Continue reading

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African-American Women in Rural Areas Have Lower Rates of Depression

Apr 9, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

African-American women who live in rural areas report lower rates of depression than their urban counterparts, but the opposite is true for white women, according to a new study.

The study, which examined data from a national survey, was published online yesterday in JAMA Psychiatry.

African-American women who live in urban areas reported more...

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Old wood paneling poses knotty problem

Apr 8, 2015
Old wood paneling poses knotty problem

  As homeowners know, when you upgrade one thing, other things begin to look faded and worn. Last summer, I replaced three of the casement windows in the large upstairs room I use as a study. I did this for … Continue reading

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Wild words on public subsidies for sports arenas

Apr 6, 2015

Far out, man! That’s my throwback reaction to this morning’s editorial in the Sacramento Bee bearing this headline: “Ditch tax break for pro arenas/ Obama’s budget would end subsidy.” The headline is so preposterous coming from the Bee that I … Continue reading

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LA Clinics No Longer a Last Resort

Apr 6, 2015

First in a series of stories about how health care reform is affecting newly insured Medi-Cal patients.

By Robin Urevich

Before health reform, Los Angeles County clinics served people who had no other options—sick patients with no health insurance.

But as 2014 approached, county officials realized that many of their clients would become insured and choose...

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Barriers to Care Persist Despite Expansion of Medi-Cal

Apr 6, 2015

Second in a series of stories about how health care reform is affecting newly insured Medi-Cal patients.

By Robin Urevich

The Affordable Care Act, with its promise of health care for most Americans, represents a welcome step forward for physicians who have cared for the uninsured.

Michael Core, a primary care doctor at The USC Eisner Clinic,...

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Navigating Barriers to Care a Challenge for Newly Insured Patients

Apr 6, 2015

Third in a series of stories about how health care reform is affecting newly insured Medi-Cal patients.

By Robin Urevich

More than a year after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, nearly 13 million Californians are newly insured. But many of them still struggle to find doctors who will see them, especially the nearly...

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Need to Know

Apr 2, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know.

By Hannah Guzik

Older adults consume a shocking number of prescription meds.

Should drug makers be required to take back unused meds?

Antipsychotics are prescribed to poor children without proper oversight.

Depressed doesn’t mean dangerous.

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