Month: October 2015

Domestic Violence Victims Face a Greater Risk of HIV

  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

Need to know

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

Disparities Persist When Finding and Seeing a Doctor

  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

Positive Aging: Talk to the Animals

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.

Need to know

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

Workplace issues might be missing link between education, health

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

Cambodian elders find health through culture

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

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