Jaime Jenett knows she’s been lucky. One afternoon in the summer of 2008, her 4-month-old son Simon was rushed to the emergency room. By that night, he was in the ICU, and by the morning, on life support. Simon was diagnosed with a heart condition called cardiomyopathy, and would stay in the hospital for another four months.
Author: Leah Bartos
With all Americans required to enroll in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, will the existing safety net clinics become a thing of the past?
Several times a month, R.N. Jackie Gregg faced a dreaded chore: making a pile of perfectly good surplus medicine to incinerate.
The Center for Disease Control study was the first comprehensive report to assemble data on specific mental health illnesses among children ages 3 to 17 in the United States.
Marlene Sanchez, executive director of the Center for Young Women’s Development, helps young women arrest the cycle of incarceration.
As the state prepares for the expected onslaught of newly insured patients, health-care professionals are warning there may not be enough doctors — particularly, those practicing primary care — to meet the increased demand. Some say that the problem will be even more amplified in rural California, which already suffers a physician shortage and dwindling workforce, as the majority of rural physicians nears retirement and recruitment of new doctors lags in replacing them.
As millions of Californians are projected to gain coverage over the next several years, the independent clinics that have traditionally served the uninsured are in for some big changes. Soon, many more low-income patients are expected to have private insurance, following the roll out of Obamacare’s signature reforms in 2014.
Babies living in California’s rural counties were less likely to be hospitalized in the first year of life than their urban counterparts, according to a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics.
Amid the turmoil of the nationwide financial woes, health-care advocates in California are urging their lawmakers not to lose sight of what they see as a rare opportunity to help close the gap on the state’s health disparities.
Though the exact causes of breast cancer remain a mystery, a new mapping study in California has brought researchers another step closer to unlocking answers.