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.
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 4:00am
One would think that hospitals everywhere would be looking at the VA's success and saying, “How do I get in on this?” But even where the results are stunning – in Kentucky – hospitals are not choosing to replicate the initiative.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 1:33pm
We all love firing up our cellphones to write a text or a tweet, or maybe to engage in a quick game of Candy Crush. But could we turn to the tiny glowing screens to get healthier, too?
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:28pm
In Ventura County, which lies just north of Los Angeles in the sprawl of Southern California, great wealth -- in towns such as Thousand Oaks or Ojai -- can be found not far from great desperation, in towns such as Oxnard or Santa Paula.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 6:17am
Direct-to-consumer drug advertising has worked so well the same technique is now at play with radiation therapy.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:00am
Insurance agents believe they were an afterthought for Covered California, which from the get-go, placed the emphasis on training county health care workers and counselors at nonprofits to help people find the right coverage for them.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:00am
This week check out the Managing Editor position at Public Citizen in Washington, D.C. or a Health Copywriter opening at Agora, Inc.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 1:58pm
The fellowship project is looking at outreach to, and enrollment of, limited English speakers in Covered California, our state's version of the Affordable Care Act.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 5:00am
A pilot project in California gives specially trained dental hygienists and assistants expanded powers to use portable dental chair, laptops, digital cameras and handheld x-ray machines to see patients at a school or community center.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 4:00am
Last year, I started looking for a compelling story about children’s mental health in California that was grounded in solid numbers. I made lots of phone calls and had lots of meetings. Sources were sympathetic. They, too, would love to quantify problems with mental health services.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 11:41am
Heroin addiction grabbed the national spotlight recently after famed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died on Super Bowl Sunday. He was almost certainly not alone that day — about 100 Americans die every day from drug overdoses. Can anything be done to stop this?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:00am
The most recent employment report from the U.S. Labor Department showed the job market remained tough in January. If it’s difficult for healthy individuals to get a job, what is it like for cancer survivors?
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 9:36am
Imagine if Caltrans became the California Department of Healthy and Equitable Transportation – if its mission were transformed to responsibility not only for getting people from place to place, but doing so in a way that promoted their health and well-being.