Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 8:45am
As the Health Insurance Marketplace launched Tuesday, the news media focused on computer glitches and long wait times. But there’s one population that didn’t have the opportunity to join the fray – those wanting to sign up in Spanish.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 8:00am
Dr. Julie Park, a plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction following cancer surgery, worries too many women rashly decide to remove both breasts. This trend now includes women, like actress Angelina Jolie, who haven't even been diagnosed, but are genetically predisposed to the disease.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 6:54am
Professor Holly Tuokko, the Director for the Centre on Aging at the University of Victoria says, “Evidence shows that seniors of today are not the seniors of yesterday. People are aging healthier.” And studies are beginning to show that. You can read more of this article in the Vancouver Sun.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 5:57am
Our all-star panel, including Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post and Peggy Girshman of Kaiser Health News, discuss via webcast key issues journalists need to know about covering the Affordable Care Act implementation.
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 4:28pm
Mary Belardo drives down the half-mile dirt road to her home. Her house – built by All Mission Indian Housing Authority – sits on a nearly 40 acre allotment on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Reservation in Thermal, Calif.
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 8:31am
As the nation prepares for the Affordable Care Act, some undocumented parents have found themselves in an immigration and health care bind: how do they enroll their child in a health care exchange without disclosing their immigration status?
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 5:00am
Last week, I shared the first part of my interview with writer and entrepreneur Greer Wylder, the executive producer on an upcoming film, The Human Trial: The Quest to Cure Diabetes. In the second part, Wylder discusses the misunderstandings about diabetes and how she tries to correct them.
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 7:38am
Commercially produced US meat contains many controversial ingredients. The chemicals, hormones and additives stem from Big Meat's desire to grow animals faster, squeeze them into smaller living spaces and keep products on store shelves longer.
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 6:00am
Greer Wylder founded Greer’s OC, which began as a daily tip sheet for foodies and fashion hunters looking to stay ahead of the what’s current in the ever changing world of Southern California retail. Now she's using that platform to reach new audiences with her other passion: curing type 1 diabetes.
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 5:00am
While government officials say signing up for health insurance will be like buying an airline ticket online, it won’t be. Clicking your way to Paris is a lot easier and much more fun than understanding coinsurance from Blue Cross.
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 9:00am
Many people choose to eat a low carbohydrate diet. For most diabetics it becomes a necessary lifestyle change.
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:00am
If you decided to travel for your cancer treatment, there are resources that can help lighten the financial load.
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 1:24am
In addition to a new crop of editor and reporter listings across the country, we feature an opportunity for The California Health Journalism Fellowship. Also, check out the variety of other fellowships.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 4:42pm
Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, who works in one of the poorest, most violent places in America, has developed a system that's tackling two of health care's most intrinsic problems: cost and quality of care. Watch a webcast where he discusses his model for care.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 4:14pm
A retired doctor wonders why Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz is sponsoring a visit by a private company that does screening tests that US experts do not recommend for the general population.