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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 4:00am
When a Jamaican woman who had been held at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center died last week, it was just the latest in a series of troubling events at U.S detention centers.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 4:00am
The idea is that Electronic Health Records will reduce paperwork and administrative costs. But as more providers jump onboard, the negative impacts seem to be growing.
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February 20, 2014 | 1 comments
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:41pm
Los Angeles County, California alone contains 4.9 million Hispanic or 9% of the nation's Hispanic population of 53 million according to the U.S. Census Bureau 2012. New research shows that Hispanic teen drug use is significantly higher than other ethnic groups.
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February 19, 2014 | 0 comments
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:28pm
FierceHealthcare, Public Citizen and HealthyWomen.org are all looking for editors. Plus, deadlines are approaching for the Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships at UC Berkeley and the Germany Summer Program for RIAS Berlin.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 9:24pm
In a region hobbled by the country's worst air pollution, high obesity rates, and lack of culturally sensitive doctors, Vida en el Valle will take a look at what immediate impacts the Affordable Care Act will have in the San Joaquin Valley.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 8:10pm
In far Northern California, which already is besieged by methamphetamine, law enforcement, doctors and community leaders have noticed another drug is snaking its way back into the black market’s customer base: Heroin.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:41pm
How many mental health patients receive the care that they need? Not enough, say Tulare County health officials.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:13pm
As the March 15 deadline approaches to buy a 2014 health plan at the state exchange, Santa Cruz County residents are on their own to figure out which doctors are in the three Covered California plans available to them.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 9:36am
Driving around South Central or East Los Angeles, it's common to see young crowds gathering outside mortuaries. Some call the area the "gang capital" of the United States, with more than 450 gangs with at least 45.000 active gang members, according to the LAPD.
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February 19, 2014 | 0 comments
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 7:55pm
Imperial County is a rural farming community tucked into the southeast corner of the state along the border with Mexico. According to the 2008 Imperial County Health Status report, the incidence rate of cancer in there has been consistently lower than state-wide rates.
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February 18, 2014 | 0 comments
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:18pm
The Affordable Care Act promises to expand health coverage to millions of Americans who would otherwise go without. Excluded are people living in the U.S. illegally who are barred from signing up and who won't be penalized for not carrying insurance.
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February 18, 2014 | 0 comments
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 5:28pm
Central California wasn't always the mecca of U.S. agriculture. Historically millions of acres of wetlands shrouded the region, but river diversion for irrigation dried all but five percent of the rivers and streams in the area. We question whether a change in waterways will impact community health.
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February 18, 2014 | 0 comments
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 4:11pm
Not everyone who passes through Sacramento County's version of juvenile hall may be there for primarily criminal issues.
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February 18, 2014 | 0 comments
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:17am
While the mission of Covered California is to provide affordable health insurance to Californians, there may be some unexpected problems coming along with it.
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February 18, 2014
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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 11:44am
When the ACA is fully implemented in 2019, as many as four million people in California may remain uninsured, and these Californians are more likely to be undocumented, Latino, poor, or some combination of the above.
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