A clinic in El Cajon, Calif., treats patients recovering from anything from gunshot wounds to PTSD and anxiety about family left behind.
The center, driven by California’s legalization of marijuana, will study the medical, social and economic impacts of making pot widely accessible. Two top concerns: investigating marijuana as a potential substitute for opioids and providing the nascent cannabis industry with signposts for responsible behavior.
As a fountain of nonprofit milk banks emerge, one woman’s abundant supply can fill another’s yawning demand. But critics fear that poor women will sell start selling their milk for survival, depriving their own babies of vital nutrients.
A flow of Medi-Cal expansion dollars — and patients — has fueled significant growth, making clinics in California one of the linchpins of primary care under Obamacare.
Para los hispanos que no hablan inglés y que enfrentan una enfermedad terminal, los intérpretes en hospitales son clave para ayudarlos a comprender el proceso que están viviendo.
The new director of the agency has ramped up efforts to break the logjam, and he says they are bearing fruit.
But more training is needed for such translators to do their jobs well, without miscommunications and misunderstandings.
A big backlog of applications at the state’s licensing board is holding up hiring by hospitals and making it difficult for recent nurse graduates — and experienced nurses from out of state — to work.