Half of children and a quarter of adults in California are enrolled in the state’s low-income health plan, according to numbers released Wednesday.
Month: August 2015
New federal restrictions on prescription painkillers are having an unintended consequence: many chronic pain patients can’t get the relief they need, and some are even resorting to illegal drugs to help them cope.
Coach Gina Castañeda stands in a player box at the edge of the indoor soccer arena, yelling above the cheers of the crowd to the teenage boys in purple jerseys darting across the playing field. A player in mis-matched soccer cleats makes a swift pass to a team mate, who shoots the ball past the goalkeeper and into the net. Castañeda claps wildly, shouting “Good job you guys! ¡Sí se puede!”
By Daniel Weintraub At first glance the conclusions from a recent study on obesity by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research seem obvious: people who are overweight or obese tend to have a less healthy diet and exercise less often than people whose weight is normal. But behind those findings is another, more compelling story: Minorities are more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic
A common view of investment advisers is that they place you into funds with the highest advisor fees. Then move your money around – churn, churn, churn – to reap even more cash for themselves. Your cash.
In the hopes of improving health across the state, California officials are asking community members to share any innovative programs that have yielded results.
Although more than half of California’s children are enrolled in the state’s low-income health program, the state does not report how many of them are born at a low birth weight, receive a developmental screening in their first three years of life or have a suicide-risk assessment if they have a major depressive disorder.
California teenagers who have positive role models and are involved in extracurricular activities are less likely to be overweight, a new study reports.
Ready or not, here they come. In just 15 years, California will have nearly twice as many seniors as today. Among them will be a rising percentage of Latinos and Asians, along with a greater number of single seniors without children to care for them.
A tiny California program to help indigent seniors afford assisted living may herald a sea change in how people without savings can obtain long-term care. And with some tender loving care, it may even help keep the state solvent.