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Latest California Healthline Stories

Donation Decisions Laden With History Of Racism

African Americans have a higher rate of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia than whites, but they are wary of donating their brains for research. Senior Correspondent Anna Gorman recently discussed this dynamic on KPCC radio’s Take Two.

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ No Vacation For Insurers

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss the state of the individual health insurance markets and the challenging decisions facing many insurers in the wake of the failure (for now) of Congress’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Podcast: What The Health? What A Week!

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com and Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News deconstruct the drama leading to the middle-of-the-night collapse of Senate Republicans’ last-ditch effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.

Podcast: What The Health? Why Is This Stuff So Complicated?

The questions are practical and political. Returning from their holiday break, Republican Senate leaders must balance the concerns of their moderate and most conservative colleagues in seeking to pass their health reform bill.

Tracking Air Quality Block By Block

An environmental advocacy group plans to install 100 pollution sensors at homes, schools and businesses in the congested area near the Port of Oakland to capture variations in the level of diesel contaminants.