Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:05pm
When I first began researching the issue of black maternal mortality, I was shocked to learn the high death rates among Black women dying from pregnancy-related complications across the U.S. In California, Black women are dying at four times the rate of White women from pregnancy-related causes.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 8:05am
Congratulations to four recent California Endowment Health Journalism Fellows for being chosen for 2012 AHCJ Awards for their Fellowship project.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 2:00am
A California law allows courts to order assisted outpatient treatment for people with a history of serious mental illness and violence. This raises a dilemma: Should society be able to force mentally ill individuals to get treatment, or does that amount to a infringement on their civil liberties?
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 10:00am
The complexities of health reform are enough to make anybody’s head seize up, let alone the diligent health reporter who is expected to serve as guide to all the policy changes.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:00am
Inefficiencies, profiteering, and disregard for evidence-based medicine plague our health care system, Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society told the 2013 California Health Journalism Fellows. The coming "tsunami of chronic disease" stands to intensify the situation.
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 11:41pm
Why is the high school dropout rate in the San Joaquin Valley among the highest in the California? CapRadio will produce a documentary that tells stories of youth and adults touched by the dropout crisis with accuracy, depth, nuance and respect.
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 11:19pm
California supplies most of the nation’s strawberries with more grown in Oxnard than in any other place in the state, according to the USDA. Many of the berries grown in this area are picked by people who face slum living conditions, back-breaking labor, pesticide exposure and limited health care.
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 4:28pm
In the Northwestern corner of California, a David and Goliath battle set in the impenetrable world of modern medicine is playing out as a small community musters everything they have to block a multi-billion dollar medical corporation’s attempt to centralize operations.
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 3:59pm
An Allied NATO Government cover-up so catastrophic that it's really 3-in-1....
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:46pm
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that America's fastest-growing developmental disability, autism, is hitting the Hispanic community especially hard. It's now being diagnosed among Latino children at an alarming rate.
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 1:35pm
My California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship will explore various forms of trauma in communities stricken by gang violence -- its toll on individuals, families and neighborhoods; its sources; local efforts to move communities forward; and the obstacles it poses to making change a reality.
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 5:00am
Possibilities for funding California's now useless prescription drug monitoring program range from charging drug companies a penny or less per prescription or levying a small licensing fee to medical providers and pharmacies.
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 12:01am
This article looks at the interests that seem to prevent a complete reforme of the Health Care system. There may be others. At the core is the money many individuals and organzation, including non-profit Hospital, make from insurance companies, the government and individuals in great need for medica
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 5:40pm
Participating in the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship is not only an honor; it’s also a great opportunity to bring answers to many questions puzzling thousands of parents of autistic young adults. A high percentage of young adults with autism will experience difficulties and their
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 5:11pm
The challenges of serving the uninsured population (1 in 5 residents) of Santa Barbara County are many. Noozhawk.com reporters will examine changes or new challenges the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will bring to caring for this population.