Nevada County Local News: Health


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

California Local Pin Marker From KFF Health News...

01/15/2024
On the campaign trail, former President Donald Trump is again promising to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act—a nebulous goal that became one of his administration's splashiest policy failures.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

01/15/2024
The Assembly has until the end of January to decide the fate of the youth tackle football bill, which would prevent kids under 12 from playing the sport to protect them from brain trauma.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

01/10/2024
Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed that lawmakers tap a rainy day reserve and that a minimum wage increase for health care workers be delayed to help the state fight a $37.9 billion deficit. This projection is more than double what Newsom and other officials had anticipated last year.

California Local Pin Marker From Sacramento Bee...

01/09/2024
Sacramento attorney Mark Merin has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a man who died in May after being held at the county jail. Other inmates have died in recent years, and the jail is under a federal consent decree to improve its health care.

California Local Pin Marker From The Union...

01/05/2024
Finding housing in Nevada County is difficult for people, and Bill Litchfield, owner of the HEW Building in Nevada City, is taking steps to transform the old hospital into condominiums.

California Local Pin Marker From Voice of San Diego...

01/04/2024
San Diego Unified School District has received more than $700 million in federal and state relief funds since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with these funds ending, some schools could be facing serious deficits.

California Local Pin Marker From SFGate...

01/04/2024
An outbreak of the avian flu that began in California in October has killed 5.5 million birds throughout the Golden State. About 20% of the deaths have come in Sonoma County.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

01/04/2024
A team of researchers from UC San Francisco has found that Paxlovid did not reduce the risk for vaccinated, non-hospitalized individuals during their first COVID-19 infection. They also found a higher proportion of rebound symptoms.

California Local Pin Marker From Voice of San Diego...

01/03/2024
County leaders in San Diego are gearing up for a March bond measure that could help provide more behavioral health beds. More beds are needed for areas like mental health and detox.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

01/03/2024
High prices at hospitals in Monterey County are “an anomaly even among the most expensive” communities in California. One insurance plan there saves money by paying for members’ travel to other counties for procedures.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

01/03/2024
Leaders of a parental rights advocacy group announced they’re planning to sue California Attorney General Rob Bonta over the way his office has characterized a 2024 ballot initiative they authored.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

01/02/2024
Los Angeles County has entered the medium category of COVID-19 hospitalization defined by the CDC, with providers warning that illnesses like RSV like to travel in tandem with the virus. Officials are urging the public to mask when visiting hospitals or other indoor facilities.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

12/31/2023
New law is meant to help nursing home residents understand the reasons for their discharge, and inform them of their rights to appeal.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

12/31/2023
California adopted several laws to increase access to contraception and abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade. The latest one eliminates out-of-pocket charges for birth control for millions of Californians.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

12/28/2023
On Jan. 1, Partnership HealthPlan of California will become the Managed Care Plan for Medi-Cal recipients in these counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba.

Sierra Sun logo From Sierra Sun...

12/27/2023
Image for display with article titled Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee Launches Health Needs Survey

The Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee requests resident participation in a confidential survey that will measure quality of life, community engagement, and behavioral health needs.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

12/26/2023
Under a new law, employees in California are guaranteed five paid sick days a year, two days more than previously. Worker advocacy groups say the benefit is needed, but business groups warn of additional costs.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

12/26/2023
Under two new laws, employers in California can’t ask workers about their use of cannabis outside the workplace and can’t use hair or urine tests. Employees in construction are excluded, as are applicants for federal jobs with background checks.

California Local Pin Marker From Monterey Herald...

12/26/2023
Prescribed burns, used to limit destructive wildfires, are growing in frequency at California State Parks. But as the smoke drifts into residential areas, it’s easy to see why many Californians are concerned about the health impacts.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

12/22/2023
Nevada County Public Health Department, through grant funding from Anthem Blue Cross, has launched a Health Access Vending Machine Program to provide more access points to free health products.
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