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.
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
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.
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.
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.
By Hannah Guzik Responding to reports that provider directories often contain numerous errors, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will require insurers to update their lists of doctors weekly. The bill, SB 137, will help people who are shopping for health plans as well as those who already have insurance but need to find a doctor. A California Health Report investigation in
By Hannah Guzik A nurse has an idea for bringing health care to people who need it most. Brown signed the assisted death bill, which goes into effect in 2016. With a new complaint phone system, will Medi-Cal enrollees be able to get help? San Francisco’s effective response to AIDS can serve as a model. Children in need of mental health care often wait