Monterey County Local News: Health


All Local Health News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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04/03/2024
Image for display with article titled Los Coches Animal Hospital Closes in Soledad, Leaving Fewer Health Options for Pet Owners.

After 90 years of operation, Los Coches Animal Hospital in Soledad closed effective Monday, April 1. Services for its customers and pet patients are continuing at its sister location, Romie Lane Pet Hospital, in Salinas.

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03/28/2024
Disputes between insurers and providers can lead to entire hospital systems suddenly leaving the plans.

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03/28/2024
Evictions have exacerbated homelessness nationwide, increasing the rate of homeless infants and toddlers. Most of those children are not enrolled in early education programs.

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03/27/2024
After bringing his story all the way to the University of California Board of Regents, a disabled UC Berkeley student has prompted the UC to ensure emergency evacuation chairs are in every multi-storied building in the 10-university system.

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03/25/2024
Lawyers from the conservative Christian group that won the case to overturn Roe v. Wade are returning to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in pursuit of an urgent priority: shutting down access to abortion pills for women across the country.

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03/19/2024
Image for display with article titled Montage Health Launches a Fund for Teacher Health Care Grants

Montage Health announced the creation of the Montage Health Fund for Teachers, which will be open to teachers in any Monterey County school—public or private, any grade level from K-12—to receive grants of up to $1,000 toward their costs of health care.

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03/11/2024
Image for display with article titled Watsonville Hospital Bond Measure Holds Its Lead as More Ballots Are Counted.

It’s been a nail-biter of a week for supporters of Measure N, the $116 million Watsonville Community Hospital bond, as the measure as been hovering about 2 percentage points above its required target.

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03/11/2024
Image for display with article titled Monterey County Educators celebrate Expanded Healthcare Services

Educators in Monterey County now have the affordable, local healthcare services they need and deserve thanks to an agreement between Salinas Valley Health and Municipalities, Colleges, Schools Insurance Group (MCSIG).

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03/10/2024
California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Monday that he is throwing his weight behind legislation to bar medical debt from showing up on consumer credit reports, a Democratic-led effort to offer protection to patients squeezed by health care bills.

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03/08/2024
Image for display with article titled Interim Opens Its Doors in Soledad

About 70 community members attended the Feb. 28 open house of Interim, Inc., a nonprofit mental health agency, at its new South Monterey County location at 2149 H Dela Rosa, Suite #203, in Soledad.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

03/08/2024
Proposition E broadens police surveillance powers and Proposition F mandates drug screening and treatment for people receiving county welfare benefits who are suspected of drug use.

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03/01/2024
A report of a 12 month study which ended in February indicates almost half of those cited for drug usage were not residents of the city, leading to questions about city approaches to drug addiction.

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02/29/2024
Image for display with article titled New Multi-Specialty Health Clinic Opens in Gonzales

The grand opening of Ocean Breeze Multi Specialty Clinic at 132 Alta St. took place last Friday afternoon in Gonzales and will provide access to the underserved and agricultural populations.

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02/27/2024
The monthly rate of antidepressants being dispensed to young people increased about 64% more quickly during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics.

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02/26/2024
Health providers and addiction experts warn the funding structure is unstable for a California initiative that steers patients with substance use disorder into long-term treatment.

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02/20/2024
The United States is knee-deep in what some experts call the opioid epidemic's "fourth wave," which is not only placing drug users at greater risk but is also complicating efforts to address the nation's drug problem.

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02/20/2024
Vaccines that protect against severe illness, death and lingering long COVID were linked to small increases in neurological, blood, and heart-related conditions in the largest global vaccine safety study to date.

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02/15/2024
For weeks, Anthem Blue Cross enrollees who receive health care from the University of California were in suspense, as the health system and one of its largest insurance partners struggled to reach a new contract.

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02/14/2024
While temperatures aren’t warm enough for mosquitoes to run rampant, now’s the time to prevent breeding grounds.

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02/13/2024
Nearly 2 million Medi-Cal enrollees can now accumulate savings and property without limitations and still qualify for the state's health insurance program for low-income residents.
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