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New iPhone Apps Manage Diabetes, Pregnancy, Depression

Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression. While there are hundreds of health-related apps on the market, Apple wants to put its Read More … Source:: … Continue reading New iPhone Apps Manage Diabetes, Pregnancy, Depression →

Profiteering Masquerades as Medical Care for Injured California Workers

This story was republished with permission from Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, on iTunes and learn more at revealnews.org. Priscilla Lujan was awake soothing her infant son at 10 p.m. and again in the middle of the night. Read More … Source:: News Health Category

UCSF Receives $185 Million Gift -- Its Largest Ever -- For Neuroscience Research, Care

UCSF just received its largest, individual financial gift ever – a donation of $185 million dedicated to neurosciences. The donation was made by Sanford Weill, the former CEO of Citigroup, and his wife, Joan. Weill says the gift is partly inspired by his father’s lifelong struggle with depression, and his mother’s Read More … Source:: … Continue reading UCSF Receives $185 Million Gift -- Its Largest Ever -- For Neuroscience Research, Care →

The Full-Fat Paradox: Dairy Fat Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

If you melt at the creaminess of full-fat yogurt, read on. A new study finds the dairy fats found in milk, yogurt and cheese may help protect against Type 2 diabetes. The research, published in the journal Circulation, included 3,333 adults. Beginning in the late 1980s, researchers took blood Read More … Source:: News Health … Continue reading The Full-Fat Paradox: Dairy Fat Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk →

How San Bernardino County Is Helping Victims Move Forward After Shooting

On the second floor of the gleaming San Bernardino County building, cubicles are empty, boxes are stacked and a few photos and kids’ art are still tacked to bulletin boards. “Coming through here was a tough thing,” says David Wert, the county’s public information officer, while walking through a row of Read More … Source:: … Continue reading How San Bernardino County Is Helping Victims Move Forward After Shooting →

State Allows a Partial Opening for Dungeness Crab Harvest

California health officials have given the all-clear for consumption of Dungeness crab caught in waters off the Bay Area. The that Thursday’s announcement from the state Department of Public Health said levels of a dangerous marine toxin have declined to “low or undetectable levels” in crabs caught Monterey, Half Read More … Source:: News Health … Continue reading State Allows a Partial Opening for Dungeness Crab Harvest →

Oakland Raiders Legend Ken Stabler Suffered ‘Quite Severe’ Brain Damage

BOSTON — Medical researcher have diagnosed former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with the brain disease CTE. Stabler, who died of colon cancer at 69 in July, had Stage 3 <a target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow” href=”http://www.bu.edu/cte/about/what-is-cte/” Read More … Continue reading Oakland Raiders Legend Ken Stabler Suffered ‘Quite Severe’ Brain Damage →

Advocates Reach Out to L.A.’s Korean Pastors to Stem Domestic Violence

Domestic violence in Asian immigrant communities is a persistent problem, studies show, and research suggests it looms especially large for Korean immigrant women. Now an advocacy group in Southern California is working to educate Korean pastors about domestic abuse in an effort that challenges both cultural norms and the traditional Read More … Source:: News … Continue reading Advocates Reach Out to L.A.’s Korean Pastors to Stem Domestic Violence →

Sex Ed Now Required in California Public Schools

A new state law in effect this year requires all California public school students to take sex education beginning in seventh grade. Parents who don’t want their kids to learn about issues like body image, contraception and HIV awareness and prevention will have to formally opt out by submitting a document Read More … Source:: … Continue reading Sex Ed Now Required in California Public Schools →

Chipotle Faces Criminal Investigation Into Its Handling of Norovirus Outbreak

Already reeling from a series of food-borne-illness outbreaks, Chipotle Mexican Grill now faces a federal criminal investigation, as well. The company says it has received a subpoena from a federal grand jury in connection with a norovirus outbreak last fall at one of its California restaurants in Simi Valley. In August, Read More … Source:: … Continue reading Chipotle Faces Criminal Investigation Into Its Handling of Norovirus Outbreak →

In Hayward, a Singing Group for Those With the Language Impairment Aphasia

The day before Thanksgiving in 2009, college student Drew Sperling collapsed in his San Luis Obispo apartment. He was 21 years old and having a stroke. Instead of meeting their son that day for golf, Drew’s parents met him at the hospital, where he was in a medically induced coma to Read More … Source:: … Continue reading In Hayward, a Singing Group for Those With the Language Impairment Aphasia →

5 Charged in Massive $580M Health Insurance Kickback Scheme

Five people, including a former hospital executive and two surgeons, are charged with a massive kickback scheme that resulted in billing $580 million to the government and insurance companies, authorities announced Tuesday. Two already pleaded guilty and the others have agreed to plead guilty in connection to the scheme, which involved Read More … Source:: … Continue reading 5 Charged in Massive $580M Health Insurance Kickback Scheme →

Lawsuit Seeks Help for Mentally Ill After Release From L.A. County Jails

Seeking to end what they call the “Skid Row to jail cycle,” civil rights lawyers went to court on Monday to argue that new federal reforms fail to help mentally ill people get the care they need as they are released from Los Angeles County lockups. “This case is about homelessness Read More … Source:: … Continue reading Lawsuit Seeks Help for Mentally Ill After Release From L.A. County Jails →