As more seniors opt for Medicare Advantage, a few small insurers have begun offering plans that provide culturally targeted benefits for cohorts including Asian Americans, Latinos, and LGBTQ+ people. The approach, policy researchers say, has potential and perils.
Researchers found that, while a University of California medical training program has diversified the system’s pool of medical students, there’s not enough long-term data to know whether graduates return to practice where they’re needed most.
Investigadores han descubierto que el programa ha logrado diversificar la inscripción, pero no hay suficiente seguimiento a largo plazo para saber si estos graduados ejercen en las regiones donde más se necesitan.
Health care workers find it easy to empathize with Central American children after their painful journeys to the U.S.
The practice of narrative medicine helps health care professionals hear the life stories behind a patient’s immediate complaints. Some doctors are finding that these skills also provide an alcove of needed reflection amid the pandemonium of COVID-19.
“Warmlines” are phone lines or electronic chat options for people who are not having a full-blown mental health crisis but who could use support to stave off one. They are a growing trend in mental health outreach to supplement existing hotlines, with one successful warmline in the Bay Area recently expanding to cover all of California.
Two voices from law enforcement disagree on ballot measure to legalize marijuana.
Survey shows even many landlords want to go along with smoke-free apartments.
Researchers say they’re reporting the facts, but not taking a stand on CT “overuse.”
Supporters of the Green House Project — the first California outpost of which is about to open near Los Angeles — want to reinvent the traditional nursing home model, focusing on innovation, personal relationships and dignity.