The two states are the first in the country to allow pharmacists to directly prescribe “the pill” and similar contraceptives.
Report finds state health officials had no idea whether managed care plans have sufficient doctors, while an overwhelmed ombudsman’s office failed to answer 12,500 calls a month on average.
California children are increasingly seeking care for asthma in emergency rooms – despite medical advances and millions of dollars spent to control symptoms statewide.
The first study to track drinking patterns at the county level finds that women are driving big increases in heavy drinking.
Dense breasts make mammograms harder to read. As more states pass laws requiring that women be told of the risks, debate is growing about whether such warnings are helpful — or even harmful.
With one in 12 residents estimated to suffer from diabetes, California spends less on prevention per person than any other state, according to a state audit.
More children than ever before have enrolled in Medi-Cal, half of children in California, causing concern about timely access to treatment.