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.
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.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:41pm
How many mental health patients receive the care that they need? Not enough, say Tulare County health officials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 5:00am
John F. Kennedy made one of the most lasting contributions to public health by appointing Luther Terry as U.S. Surgeon General, because Terry turned the world’s attention to the dangers of tobacco smoking.
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 9:23pm
Teaching children with severe disabilities is challenging work, and teacher unions and school administrator associations say that seclusion and restraint, properly implemented, are necessary tools in their classroom management strategies.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 11:31am
The action in the shaken baby arena seems to be ramping up, maybe because a few successful appeals have breathed new hope into old cases.
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 6:57pm
Reporter Erika Beras discusses her series on the health of refugees and the linguistic, cultural and logistical barriers to health.