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Heroin use explodes in California's Shasta County

Heroin use explodes in California's Shasta County

In Northern California's Shasta County, a growing number of young adults are consumed by heroin addiction. The problem has quickly grown in the past two years and, some say, is approaching methamphetamine’s popularity. The surge in drug use has fueled a rise in crime levels as well.
By Joe Szydlowski | 09/29/2014
Depression blood test announced

Depression blood test announced

This month's announcement of the "first blood test to diagnose major depression in adults" is good news for psychiatrists and Big Pharma, who hope they will now have the scientific certitude of the condition they have lacked.
By Martha Rosenberg | 09/27/2014
Can practicing mindfulness combat toxic stress, childhood adversity?

Can practicing mindfulness combat toxic stress, childhood adversity?

Prevention is key when it comes to reducing the harmful long-term health affects of toxic stress and childhood adversity. But when prevention is no longer an option, could mindfulness help adult survivors lead healthier, higher-quality lives?
By Ryan White | 09/25/2014
After disappointing start on exchange, Kaiser recalibrates enrollment push

After disappointing start on exchange, Kaiser recalibrates enrollment push

In its first year on California's state health exchange, Kaiser trailed three other major insurers in market share. As the second open enrollment period fast approaches, Kaiser is trying to better reach Latinos by beefing up Spanish language outreach, call operators and online services.
By Judy Silber | 09/25/2014
Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Cover the health beat for The Morning Call

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Cover the health beat for The Morning Call

Pennsylvania’s third largest newspaper, The Morning Call, is looking for a new medical and health reporter. Check out this and other job and fellowship opportunities in this week's roundup.
By Anna Romano | 09/25/2014

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