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ARC is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance and preparedness education. Part of the ARC’s Gold Country Region, the Sierra-Delta Chapter serves the counties of Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, San Joaquin, Calaveras, Alpine, Stanislaus and Tuolumne.

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Bill Would Allow Arizona Abortion Providers to Practice in California Temporarily


Newsom-backed bill would allow Arizona abortion providers to practice in California as the Republican-led state restricts access.

Newsom Calls Out Republican Abortion Policies in New Ad Running in Alabama


California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new ad blasts GOP efforts to make it harder for people to leave states with abortion bans and seek treatment elsewhere.

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Image caption: With spaces to relax and socialize, YoloCares facilities support patients along their care journey—not just the end of life.
The Better End

For more than four decades, YoloCares has helped families navigate life’s final stages.

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El Dorado County Health Officials Issue Measles Exposure Warning

Officials from the El Dorado County Health Department issued a public health notice on Friday, warning that several hundred people may have been exposed to measles after a juvenile from El Dorado County was diagnosed with the disease following a …

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More than half of Californians skip or delay medical care due to cost

For many, premiums and deductibles now take three times more out of one’s budget than 20 years ago, UC Berkeley study shows. By Mark Kreidler,...

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Sutter Health is latest addition to Folsom’s growing medical ‘hub’

Sutter Health is the latest medical provider to announce it has plans to expand into the City of Folsom.  The healthcare provider is planning to open a 106,000 square foot Ambulatory facility near the intersection of Iron Point Road and East …

Image caption: A new law seeks to prevent cars from speeding, which causes about one of every three traffic fatalities.
If Drivers Won’t Slow Down, Proposed Law Requires Cars Do It for Them

“Intelligent” speed-limiting technology will be required in all new California cars starting in 2027, if a new law authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener passes.

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$24M NIH Grant Extends Study of Healthy Aging in African Americans

Black Americans Have the Highest Rate of Alzheimer’s Disease of All Ethnic Groups in the U.S.Original article published at Sacramento Oracle

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Skilled Nursing Facility Nears Completion on Dewey Drive

Citrus Heights to Get 24-Hour Skilled Nursing FacilityOriginal article published at Carmichael Times

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For Young Californians, more health insurance does not mean better health care

In coverage for key areas including immunizations, mental health and well-child visits, insurers fail to deliver for those 26 and younger. By Mark Kreidler, Capital...


A smoky blanket of particulate matter hovers over San Francisco’s skyline.
Getting Acquainted With AQI
Learn what's getting into Californians’ lungs and why it matters.
States have expansive powers to protect the health of the general public.
The State’s Broad Power to Protect Public Health, Explained
Since long before the COVID-19 pandemic, states have possessed broad authority to protect public health.
California will soon be getting a new hotline number as an alternative to 911 for mental health crises.
988, the New Mental Health Emergency Number, Explained
Here's the story behind that new service, and the original 911 number.
Mosquitos kill about 725,000 people every year, worldwide.
Taking a Bite Out of the Mosquito Population
How local government tries to control the world’s deadliest wild animal—the mosquito.
Access to abortion in California is limited in many areas, though state laws protect a woman’s right to choose.
Abortion Rights in California, Explained
But even in California, access to abortion services in many areas remains limited.
Find mental clarity with the help of these government agencies and nonprofit groups.
Finding Peace of Mind
Find help from these websites, telephone hotlines and organizations
The California mental health crisis is tied to both homelessness and rising crime.
California’s Mental Health Crisis: How We Got Here
Gov. Newsom has a new plan to help get mentally ill Californians into treatment.
Though life expectancy has declined in recent years, Californians still live longer than most Americans.
Want to Live a Long, Healthy Life? Move to California
Californians live longer than people in all but three states, but not all counties are equal.
From nitrates to arsenic to “forever chemicals,” California’s water supply faces a serious pollution threat.
Dirty Water: California Faces a Water Contamination Crisis
In a state that declares water a “human right,” more than 2 percent of its residents have no drinkable water.
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