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The state medical board grants probation in more than a third of cases, a California Healthline analysis found. Even as other institutions adapt to lessons of the #MeToo movement, the board plans no major changes, saying it has always prioritized discipline for sexual misconduct.
Support from family and community appear to shield Latinos from rising suicide rates, researchers say.
Nearly every state in the country allows courts to force people with severe mental illnesses into treatment against their will. But critics argue these controversial intervention programs fail to address underlying problems in behavioral health services. In California, only one-third of counties have such programs, but they account for nearly two-thirds of the state’s population.
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Hospital visits related to amphetamine use have spiked, with the biggest jumps in the West, new research shows. Experts say more attention needs be paid to the resurgence of methamphetamine.
It’s not clear why Asian-American college students have higher rates of compulsive gambling than their peers, but a nonprofit in the San Francisco Bay Area arms them with strategies to avoid getting hooked.