Author: Meghan Walsh

The Doula Trend

When people used to ask Darcy Stanley what she did for a living, her first response was to ask if the person knew about doulas. Many said no. That was three years ago.

Getting to the Roots of Asthma

For the past five weeks, 60-year-old Christine Valdivia has been spending her Monday nights at the West Contra Costa County Health Center learning about a condition she was diagnosed with five years ago. The Bay Area county started an asthma clinic in September to help local residents, who suffer from the disorder more often and with more vigor than those in more affluent neighborhoods. Similar patterns prevail throughout the state.

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