Latest California Healthline Stories

Trauma From Wildfires Still Haunts Survivors A Year Later

No comprehensive survey of fire-related injuries or hospitalizations from the Redwood Valley wildfire in Mendocino County has been compiled. But beyond the physical toll, grief has weighed heavily on the shoulders of the community in the months since.

Brown Signs Legislation Designed To Help Mentally Ill Homeless People

Currently, conservatorship laws often block counties from helping people suffering from both mental illness and substance abuse if they refuse assistance, officials say. The new legislation would create pilot programs in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles to expand that power. It was one of several bills that Gov. Jerry Brown approved this week, but a closely watched measure on abortion pills at public universities is still sitting on his desk.