Pilot projects are being launched in 18 counties to reduce ER visits among Medi-Cal’s most costly patients.
A billionaire hedge fund manager, whose son served in Afghanistan, has opened a chain of clinics to tend to the psychological needs of veterans.
San Diego and Contra Costa counties are piloting a registry so emergency responders can know quickly how much treatment patients want.
A program to boost physical activity at parks around California can help people lose weight and prevent – or control – chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
The CEO of the group’s state organization, Kathy Kneer, says private donations can’t cover the potential loss of federal money for reproductive health services.
California officials jumped at the chance to cover millions more low-income people by expanding its Medicaid program. Now, health policymakers and advocates fear the Trump administration and a Republican-ruled Congress will roll back the state’s progress.
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.
Interviews around the state yield varied responses to the prospect that a Trump Administration will dismantle Obamacare. Many people are stunned and scared; others welcome repeal.
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.