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A rise in transgender murders? There is for one particular minority group

Young black and Latina transfeminine people are at an increased risk for homicide compared with their non-transgender peers, research finds.
In 2016, a group of Kern Medical Center doctors and staff members introduced a clinical trial to study Fluconazole, a drug regul

One year after federal health officials launch first-of-its-kind valley fever drug trial, few have enrolled

Just 48 people have signed up across California and Arizona for a new clinical trial of Fluconazole, an antifungal drug used to treat valley fever. That's far fewer than officials had expected.

Diagnosing gentrification

When neighborhoods change, it doesn’t just affect long-term residents’ housing options. It might be making them sick.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Today is the last day to apply for the AHCJ-California Health Journalism Fellowships

If you're a California print, broadcast and online journalists make sure don't forget to apply to the AHCJ-California Health Journalism Fellowship.

Seven signs that point to a huge and growing workforce shortage in health care

Growth in health care employment will fluctuate but the long-range trend is decidedly upward, as these seven signs suggest.
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Author’s indictment of our health care system is also a call for ‘slow’ approach to care

Victoria Sweet’s new book offers a personal take on where modern medicine went wrong, and suggests that corporate restraints stand in the way of a more thoughtful approach to care.
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Home visiting program gets a funding reprieve — here’s why that matters for kids

The new budget deal includes funding for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program for five years.
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Bakersfield legislators ask state for $3M in fight against valley fever

Bakersfield lawmakers requested $3 million in the state budget last week to research treatments and conduct outreach for valley fever.


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