By Hannah Guzik Women who are victims of domestic violence have an increased risk of contracting HIV and a more difficult time keeping up with treatments, according to women’s health advocates. Citing statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a group of women’s health organizations are trying to raise awareness this month of the link between HIV and domestic violence. One
Month: October 2015
On a late spring afternoon last year, Andrea* drove herself and her three children directly from her ex-husband’s home to the local police station, seeking protection for herself. She was shocked by what followed: a petition from the county that challenged her fitness as a parent on the grounds that she failed to protect them from an abuser.
By Matt Perry
Of all the people who have lived to age 60 – in the entire history of humankind – half of them are alive today.
By Hannah Guzik Are workplace issues the missing link between education and health? Shopping around instead of renewing a health plan can save money. High-deductible plans can cause some people to avoid getting treatment. A new “census” documents the plight of the working poor in Coastal California. Will California’s sweeping new social policies set a trend? A new “census” documents the plight of the working
By Hannah Guzik Although everyone ends up spending about the same amount of time with a doctor during an appointment, those who are from certain racial groups and who are low-income spend more time and resources getting care, according to a new study. The results of the study, published this month in JAMA Internal Medicine and on the California HealthCare Foundation’s website, show that
By Matt Perry
It’s not often a zoo features human cage-dancing, a cross-dressing fortune teller, sake bombs at the top of a slide, and a zookeeper who doubles as a DJ from the famed Coachella Music Festival. Yet behind this concept at San Jose’s Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is an excitable woman with a singular and highly original vernacular.
By Hannah Guzik Is Sacramento bike friendly? A video report on how to make it more so. Over 2 million people have now signed up for insurance through Covered California. Most of the people who left the state exchange got insurance elsewhere. Of those that remain uninsured, 2 million qualify for benefits. A new law will require California insurers to update their provider directories Brown
By Daniel Weintraub It has long been known that health and life expectancy are correlated with education levels. The more education you have, the longer you are likely to live. But no one knows exactly why that relationship exists. New research points to part of the answer: people with less education are more likely to work in jobs that make them sick. That might seem obvious, but
In this story we go to the Asian-Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) in Stockton where Cambodian elders come together to help each other navigate their new community. By Sara Washington Sothea Ung Asian-Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) Program Manager In Cambodia we have a very old and rich tradition. We always live close to each other. We are so bonded to each other
By Lily Dayton
Some days, Celia Díaz doesn’t want to get out of bed. But, since she’s the major wage earner in her household, she doesn’t have much choice. Six days a week, she drags herself to the Santa Cruz restaurant where she works 10- and 12-hour days as head prep cook.