By Lisa Renner
California licensed midwives will have increased independence and authority in attending births, potentially giving more pregnant women access to their services under a new law that goes into effect in January.
Assembly Bill 1308 removes an unworkable clause that required all licensed midwives to be supervised by a physician.
California’s new health insurance exchange appears to be gaining momentum with consumers. Officials announced Thursday that 109,000 people had completed the application process and picked a private insurance plan through CoveredCa.com in October and November. About twice as many people completed the process in November as had in October, and the numbers for the first week of December were even higher.
California’s new online insurance marketplace signed up 31,000 customers in the first month it was open for business and another 18,000 in the first two weeks of November, officials said Wednesday.
Drought, Shutdown of Rancho Feeding Corp. Could Cripple Regrowth of California’s Independent, Grass-fed Livestock Producers
By Angela Woodall
The Rancho slaughterhouse was a critical piece of the supply chain for sustainable, local meat, leaving consumers with fewer alternatives to factory-farmed meats, despite the growing demand.
By Jessica Portner
As the deluge of applications for Medi-Cal through continues to flood into Covered California, local health advocacy groups and providers throughout Los Angeles County say the sizable enrollment backlog is delaying health care services for needy residents.
By Genevieve Bookwalter
For the first time since 1992, United States officials are strengthening rules to protect farmworkers across the nation from pesticide poisoning.
By Pamela K. Johnson
When Misao Okawa recently blew out her 116th candle, she also nabbed the bragging rights as the oldest person in the world. She, like the previous world’s oldest person, who died last year at 116, is of Japanese descent.
The island of Okinawa, Japan, is home to world’s largest population of healthy older adults.