By Lily Dayton
Coach Gina Castañeda stands in a player box at the edge of the indoor soccer arena, yelling above the cheers of the crowd to the teenage boys in purple jerseys darting across the playing field.
By Matt Perry
It was one of those uncomfortable moments that journalists both dread and love.
Sitting in a Pasadena conference hall amidst a sea of caregivers and nursing home operators, I listened to a panel of experts outline the essential skills needed by caregivers.
The advice was stellar: besides clothing and toileting seniors, caregivers should be compassionate and empathic.
By Joshua Emerson Smith
California’s Department of Public Health is partnering with a major hospital chain to improve the way patient information is reported to the California Cancer Registry in hopes of making the data more consistent and useful to researchers and policymakers.
The cancer registry, which tracks patient data, including treatments, outcomes, medical histories and geographical information, can serve as an important tool for not only pathologists but environmental policymakers.
By Matt Perry
Inside the lobby of a Redwood City assisted living center, driver Eric Wong helps 90 year-old Shirley Beitch stand and grasp her walker. Then he guides her outside to his Subaru Outback parked at the curb.
Wong opens the passenger door and flips out a handle behind the seat, and Beitch grabs it to stabilize her as she turns.
By Lynn Graebner
New federal restrictions on prescription painkillers are having an unintended consequence: many chronic pain patients can’t get the relief they need, and some are even resorting to illegal drugs to help them cope.
Over five years 7,400 people have died in California alone due to prescription opioid overuse and overdose, according to the California HealthCare Foundation.