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A hostage negotiation team says it is better equipped to handle people dealing with acute mental health problems in emergencies instead of resorting to using lethal force. In California, people not living in the U.S. legally are dealing with the mental health ramifications that a fear of deportation and the threat of violence are bringing after the 2016 election.
Teachers and health professionals report post-election depression, anxiety and stress in young immigrants and minorities.
Pilot projects are being launched in 18 counties to reduce ER visits among Medi-Cal’s most costly patients.
Despite health law uncertainty, more than 25,000 new consumers chose new plans in just two days this week.
Thursday is the deadline for the first open enrollment period on the federal and most state exchanges.
Legislation would raise payments for Denti-Cal providers, using revenue from the state tobacco tax recently passed by California voters.
Health advocates are expecting millions in new tax money for health education programs aimed at preventing obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. Other cities around the country are mulling similar measures.
A billionaire hedge fund manager, whose son served in Afghanistan, has opened a chain of clinics to tend to the psychological needs of veterans
Some of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s constituents fear his vow to repeal Obamacare now and replace it later could rob them of coverage.
Despite President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, state officials and advocates say Californians’ health plan is safe for now.
Trump and leading Republicans like the idea. Some policymakers and experts say it wasn’t viable in the first place.
In other news on care for the aging population, Californians debate if people with Alzheimer’s should be excluded from the state’s new aid-in-dying law. And opinions about surgery for older lung cancer patients is changing.
A three-month drug regimen to treat latent TB in a California jail system was just as effective as the standard nine-month approach — and the patients were far more likely to finish treatment.
Some experts worry that smoking pot could lead to use of tobacco, but proponents of marijuana legalization argue that the two products are different and should not be conflated.
An innovative partnership in which a children’s hospital shares revenue and costs with a community hospital helps improve access to specialized care.
The number of states with laws permitting marijuana use underscores a national cultural shift toward wider acceptance of the drug, despite the federal ban and limited evidence on the public health impacts of legalization.
Uninsured Californians could more than double to 7.5 million if Affordable Care Act is repealed.
California tiene mucho que perder si el presidente electo Donald Trump y el Congreso liderado por republicanos cumplen con su promesa de campaña de revocar el Obamacare.
Voters approve Proposition 64 allowing recreational use of marijuana. The state considers 17 ballot questions, several of which are related to public health issues.
Registered nurses in the state earn an average annual salary of $100,000, compared to a national average of $71,000.