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The California Future Health Workforce Commission will produce recommendations intended to meet the demand for medical professionals in a state with a growing and increasingly diverse population.
As more patients receive hospice care at home, some of the powerful, addictive drugs they’re prescribed are ending up in the wrong hands.
New research suggests that efforts to address climbing rates of rural suicide must focus on safe access to firearms. State-based coalitions are attempting just that.
A growing number of California counties are deploying RVs to address the mental health needs of residents in isolated regions.
As the link between obesity and depression becomes increasingly clear, so do the challenges of treating these distinct chronic conditions together.
Heather Menzel thought returning to her rural California hometown was the answer to her addiction problems. Then she discovered the town had no medical treatment options for her — but plenty of heroin.
Sharing ministries are based on biblical principles and are not the same as commercial insurance. They are not legally binding and may not cover some common medical expenses.
Under the agreement with California regulators, the HMO giant is required to fix delays in patient care, with the guidance of a consultant. The document acknowledges Kaiser has made progress by hiring hundreds of therapists.
Many physicians lack the inclination and training to prescribe medications to assist in treatment. State officials hope a $90 million federal grant will help change this.
Blue Shield of California and Magellan, its mental health administrator, violated accepted professional standards in its criteria for residential treatment and intensive outpatient care, according to a class-action suit. The insurer disputes the allegations.