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February 27, 2015 | 0 comments
Known as bodega clinics or storefront clinics — these doctors' offices are incredibly popular in Orange County's Latino neighborhoods. But public health officials harbor a number of concerns about... more »
February 27, 2015 | 0 comments
A series of reports has found that physicians who "self-refer" are following their financial interests and not always the best interests of their patients. The trend is driving up health care costs... more »
February 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Geographic boundaries can have a big impact on health insurance options, particularly for people living in rural regions. Rural residents tend to fare better on premiums and choices when their area... more »
February 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Two high-profile studies came out this week with similar conclusions: Exposing kids to microbes and allergens may well lead to fewer allergies and better-adjusted immune systems. Tolerance of... more »
February 26, 2015 | 0 comments
WomensForum.com is looking for a Health Editor in Chicago, while The Post-Bulletin in Rochester, MN is searching for a Health Reporter. Also, check out our new webinar on March 19 looking at... more »
February 25, 2015 | 0 comments
After a rain, mushrooms pop up.  Even if you are an experienced mushroom hunter, it's hard to tell the difference between an edible variety and one that can be deadly. ...
February 24, 2015 | 0 comments
My project will look at current research into cancers that disproportionately affect ethnic minorities, specifically Jewish and African-American communities. I will examine medical discoveries and... more »
February 24, 2015 | 0 comments
As California's statewide figures drop, Del Norte County has seen its domestic violence rate skyrocket. That raises a question: How are domestic violence survivors in this rural community on the... more »
February 23, 2015 | 0 comments
My project will compare the health status of Valley Latinos living in a handful of urban communities to those living in rural towns.
February 23, 2015 | 0 comments
Technology to care for very sick and premature infants has improved dramatically over the past two decades. But these incredible measures also mean parents and neonatologists in the NICU face complex... more »
February 23, 2015 | 0 comments
In 1965, the deinstitutionalization of mental health treatment charted a path toward overcrowded prisons and a shortage of mental health treatment facilities. Today, Imperial County in California is... more »
February 23, 2015 | 0 comments
As the country tries to find a way to regulate, tax, legalize, or punish people for buying, growing, and using marijuana - its high time we find out the long term effects. 
February 23, 2015 | 0 comments
Local hospitals in San Diego like UCSD and Scripps offer mindfullness programs where they encourage people to meditiate, sit in silence, and just “be” as a way to destress and help heal their bodies... more »
February 23, 2015 | 0 comments
If you are a Californian having a baby for the first time, choose your hospital wisely. You might even wish to move. A recent report from the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce... more »
February 23, 2015 | 0 comments
A look at federal inspection reports will reveal how hospitals have failed to protect patients from contracting serious, and sometimes deadly, infections.

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