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Charitable Program Helps to Fill the Dental Care Gap

Mar 31, 2014

By Lily Dayton

When the first storm of the season hit California’s Central Coast, the rain was no deterrent to the more than 300 people who showed up at Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, seeking free treatment. They starting arriving the night before—some sleeping in cars, some sleeping in tents—waiting out the frigid February...

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Activism: A Complete Workout for the Aging Body and Brain

Mar 31, 2014

By Matt Pewrry Activism among the aging can help the brain and the body stay young. The post Activism: A Complete Workout for the Aging Body and Brain appeared first on California Health Report.

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How can anyone root for Kentucky?

Mar 31, 2014

Watching Kentucky knock away opponents in the NCAA basketball tournament is irritating. When Aaron Harrison nailed a three-pointer yesterday to seal a 75-72 victory over Michigan, I gritted my teeth and cursed in my head so as not to disturb … Continue reading

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Medi-Cal Doctors Have Yet to See Pay Boost Required by Obamacare

Mar 31, 2014

State, managed-care plans slow to distribute funds, hurting low-income residents 

By Hannah Guzik

Everyday George Ma waits for the money the state owes him.

The internist, who sees some of Los Angeles’ most destitute residents and receives meager reimbursement, was supposed to get a pay boost beginning in January 2013 as part of the Affordable Care Act.

The...

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Rethinking college theories on bisexuality

Mar 28, 2014

The cover of last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine highlighted an article on bisexuality. A headline said: “How a new breed of activists is using science to prove there’s something real between straight and gay.” That surprised me. I’ve thought … Continue reading

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New Resource on End of Life Care from the National Institutes of Health

Mar 28, 2014

By Fran Kritz

The National Institutes of Health has just launched a new internet resource tool, called the End of Life Module, on end of life care. The resource provides users with information about the most common issues faced by people nearing the end of life, and their caregivers.

“Few of us are comfortable talking about...

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Woman’s Hospital Part of a Trend Toward Improving Women’s Medical Care

Mar 27, 2014

By Fran Kritz UCSF Medical Center is set to open a new woman’s hospital next year, one that is is part of a growing trend toward research and health care geared specifically to women’s needs.

The post Woman’s Hospital Part of a Trend Toward Improving Women’s Medical Care appeared first on California Health Report.


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Insurers continue to charge patients after out-of-pocket maximums reached, advocates say

Mar 27, 2014

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett With three part-time jobs, a 14-month-old son with Down syndrome and two other children with autism, Lisa Carey has plenty to keep her busy. So when the Los Angeles mother began receiving bills last year from her health insuran...

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ACA subsidies: $2 billion for California

Mar 27, 2014

Forty percent of Californians eligible for federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act had signed up for coverage by March 1, a level of participation that will translate into more than $2 billion in tax credits for those consumers over the next ye...

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Virtual Dentistry Could Bring Better Care to Underserved

Mar 26, 2014

By Callie Shanafelt Doctor Paul Glassman has spent his 40-year dentistry career looking for ways to make going to the dentist more affordable and accessible.  As technology has evolved, so have his strategies. Glassman and his team at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry think they’ve found a way to serve millions more...

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