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Interview with Dr. Amy Barnhorst

July 13, 2015

California Health Report, Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Weintraub interviews UC Davis Assistant Professor, Dr. Amy Barnhorst about her work with patients in acute psychiatric crisis.

After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in environmental and evolutionary biology and earth sciences, Dr. Barnhorst attended medical school and completed her residency at UC Davis.

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Improving low-income seniors nutrition, Meals on Wheels delivers more than food

July 8, 2015

By Veronica Moscoso

Judy Zlatnik
Meals on Wheels Volunteer, Age 75

(Driving) It means a lot to me to be able to deliver meals to people and help people – some of whom are my age or younger – and it keeps the difficulties of getting older in good perspective.

(Preparing to deliver food) You’re supposed to deliver the meals within two hours.

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Hungry for Solutions: Aging and Food Insecurity

April 13, 2015
Hungry for Solutions: Aging and Food Insecurity

By Matt Perry

I’m starved. Ravenous.   I’m so hungry I can’t think straight. I certainly can’t work. What I want more than anything is to eat an entire stack of beef ribs.

Kevin Kemp knows exactly how I feel. At 54 — about my age — he’s been homeless and hungry in Long Beach for nearly a decade.

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Even With Subsidies, Some San Francisco Residents Can’t Afford Covered California Premiums

December 2, 2014
There are thousands of people in San Francisco whose income is too high for them to qualify for Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income health plan, but too low for them to afford Covered California premiums.

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Mixed-Status Families Fear Sign-Up Process for Health Coverage

November 3, 2014
Mixed-Status Families Fear Sign-Up Process for Health Coverage Families in which some members lack legal residency have been hesitant to enroll eligible members in the health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act, according to enrollment specialists and civil rights organizations.  

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Naturopathic Doctors Fighting for Inclusion Under Health Reform Insurance Policies

November 3, 2014
Naturopathic Doctors Fighting for Inclusion Under Health Reform Insurance Policies As more people gained access to insurance and primary care under the Affordable Care Act this year, naturopathic doctors hoped that their role in medicine might become more mainstream as well.

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California Health Report TV – Episode 3

October 13, 2014

For this episode we gathered inspirational personal stories with broader community implications from around the state.

First we go to Concord, where Alex Chavez had gained so much weight that he felt helpless to do anything to improve his health. Then he learned about Cooking Matters– a cooking class that makes a healthy lifestyle affordable.

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Expanded Covered California Dental Coverage Could Pose Access Problems

October 2, 2014
Expanded Covered California Dental Coverage Could Pose Access Problems

While children’s advocates applaud expanding Covered California’s dental coverage, they caution that there already aren’t enough pediatric dentists in the state. Stock photo/Getty Images

By Fran Kritz

Beginning Jan. 1, all individual Covered California health plans will include dental coverage for children in the family 18 and younger, a move that state officials hope will result in tens of thousands of kids getting oral health care.

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In Counties Where Teen Pregnancy is High, a Sex Ed Program Offers Promise

September 28, 2014
In Counties Where Teen Pregnancy is High, a Sex Ed Program Offers Promise

Sex educator Stephanie Bentz talks to boys in the San Joaquin County Juvenile Detention Center. Photo: Lisa Renner.

By Lisa Renner

The teen boys in the San Joaquin County Juvenile Detention Center had a lot of questions for the two sex education instructors who paid them a visit.

Among them: Where are free local clinics that provide testing for sexually transmitted diseases?

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Homeless veterans clinic reduces ER visits by treating the whole person

August 25, 2014

By Robin Urevich and Pedro Avila

Dr. Rishi Manchanda believes the key to better health for homeless veterans is improving their lives. He’s developed a clinic at the VA hospital in Los Angeles where vets can find housing, mental health care and help with benefits and legal issues.

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