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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 3:38pm
Technology to care for very sick and premature infants has improved dramatically over the past two decades. But these incredible measures also mean parents and neonatologists in the NICU face complex ethical questions when deciding how much care to provide and when to stop.
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:23pm
In 1965, the deinstitutionalization of mental health treatment charted a path toward overcrowded prisons and a shortage of mental health treatment facilities. Today, Imperial County in California is dealing with both of those consequences.
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:39am
As the country tries to find a way to regulate, tax, legalize, or punish people for buying, growing, and using marijuana - it's high time we find out the long term effects. 
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:10am
Local hospitals in San Diego like UCSD and Scripps offer mindfullness programs where they encourage people to meditiate, sit in silence, and just “be” as a way to destress and help heal their bodies....
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February 23, 2015 | 1 comments
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:49am
If you are a Californian having a baby for the first time, choose your hospital wisely. You might even wish to move. A recent report from the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce revealed alarming discrepancies in outcomes for low-risk pregnancies at high-performing and low-perform
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February 23, 2015 | 2 comments
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 8:17am
A look at federal inspection reports will reveal how hospitals have failed to protect patients from contracting serious, and sometimes deadly, infections.
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 7:59am
According to dozens of interviews with housing rights lawyers, code enforcement officials and building inspectors, substandard housing conditions are rampant in Sonoma County's poorest neighborhoods. And landlords face little consequences for letting their properties fall into disrepair.
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February 23, 2015 | 2 comments
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 3:00am
There are a range of agencies involved in licensing and disciplining the health care professionals who do the bulk of the work in clinics, hospitals, and other health care settings. Here's how to start tracking down records that can raise red flags and lead to compelling stories.
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February 23, 2015 | 1 comments
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:35am
Sexual health and reproduction are not openly discussed in the Vietnamese family beyond discouraging premarital sex, and there are few resources to help families navigate the challenges of a cross-generational, cross-cultural "sex talk."
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Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 10:31pm
It’s been almost five months since the Ebola virus was first diagnosed in the U.S. What have we learned from it?
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February 22, 2015 | 0 comments
Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 9:20pm
Beaches, sunshine, natural beauty, high-priced homes. In so many ways, Ventura County embodies the affluent, laid-back lifestyle of California’s coastal regions....
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February 22, 2015 | 1 comments
Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 1:21am
Like in many low-income communities, violence is a major concern for residents of Merced County. Just last year, the county recorded its highest number of homicides at 32. For this project, I will explore the short and long-term effects that the increasing violence has on residents’ mental health.
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February 22, 2015 | 1 comments
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 6:44pm
Penalty programs created under the Affordable Care Act are intended to improve quality of care at hospitals. But will they succeed?
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February 21, 2015 | 0 comments
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 2:07pm
Most people wouldn’t think of the San Joaquin Valley - California’s agricultural heartland - as a hotbed for sexually transmitted infections. But the agriculturally rich yet impoverished region has a significant and growing HIV/AIDS problem that’s troubling local health officials.
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February 21, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 1:11pm

There are around 120,000 indigenous Mexican migrants living in California. Most of them are farmworkers, face poor living conditions and higher than normal rates of illnesses. Many don't speak English or Spanish and are living in the country illegaly. They typically don’t have access to health care.

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February 20, 2015 | 1 comments

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