August 17, 2017
By Jessica Portner
The Chinatown Service Center is the largest community-based Chinese-American health and human service organization in Southern California, serving immigrants, refugees and others in need of assistance. The center, which largely serves those who have nowhere else to go, would not be a robust social or medical refuge if it were not for the Affordable Care Act.
August 16, 2017
By Linda Childers
Sextortion has a definition -- it's a form of online blackmail in which explicit images are used to extort either money, additional photos or sexual favors from victims -- but there is no specific law to prosecute the crime.
August 15, 2017
By Jeff Mitchell
The state has proposed protections for schools in rural areas for the first time. Yet the new regulations, slated to go into effect in January 2018, don't go far enough, according to teachers and environmental groups.
August 14, 2017
By Ron Shinkman
Originally prescribed opioids for foot pain, 67-year-old veteran nurse George Ates eventually found himself on a fentanyl patch that would swiftly kill someone who hadn’t built up a high tolerance to opioids. On the surface, Ates appears to be another of the millions of Americans caught up in the nation’s epidemic of opioid drug use. While one may think of the phenomenon as on that has mostly swept up younger adults, Ates’ struggles are actually commonplace at California’s hospitals.
August 11, 2017
By Fran Kritz
Add diapers to the list of needs low-income families hope the state legislature and Governor Jerry Brown will fund this year. For the third time since 2014, the legislature is considering a bill that would cover some of the monthly cost.
August 10, 2017
By Chris Anna Mink
Emergency rooms are chaotic, noisy and not staffed to care for children with acute mental health needs. Yet, every year nearly 13% of ER visits
are due to mental health disorders – more than any other type of illness.
August 7, 2017
After her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis in 2007, Julie Williams decided to commute to work on a bike to improve her health. She quickly found it improved her physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
August 2, 2017
By Ron Shinkman
Amidst great uncertainty about federal health policy, Covered California announced Tuesday that insurance premiums on the state-run exchange will rise on average 12.5 percent next year, an increase that is slightly lower than in 2017. The agency said it also has a containment plan should the Trump administration cease to provide cost-sharing subsidies for lower-income exchange enrollees.