San Joaquin County Local News: Health


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

California Local Pin Marker From EdSource...

04/09/2024
These professionals provide essential services, but their pay and working conditions do not reflect their value, and their health suffers.

California Local Pin Marker From California Healthline...

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

California Local Pin Marker From EdSource...

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.

California Local Pin Marker From Escalon Times...

03/27/2024
San Joaquin Public Health Officer Dr. Maggie Park reports that TB cases are increasing in the state, with a 55% rise in cases in 2022-2023 in the county.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

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.

California Local Pin Marker From KFF Health News...

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.

California Local Pin Marker From California Healthline...

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.

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.

California Local Pin Marker From LodiNews...

03/07/2024
Nurses complain of short staffing, high patient to nurse ratios, and long shifts without breaks.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

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.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

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.

California Local Pin Marker From California Healthline...

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.

California Local Pin Marker From California Healthline...

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.

California Local Pin Marker From California Healthline...

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.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

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

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

02/14/2024
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon drop its isolation guidance for people with COVID-19. The planned change was reported in the Washington Post.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

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.

California Local Pin Marker From Local News Matters Stockton...

02/10/2024
The Central Valley faces acute demand for behavioral health workers, which is why the San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services agency partnered with the nonprofit HealthForce Partners of Northern San Joaquin Valley.

California Local Pin Marker From California Healthline...

02/05/2024
States are plowing billions of dollars into a high-stakes health care experiment that’s exploding around the country: using scarce public health insurance money to provide housing for the poorest and sickest Americans.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

02/04/2024
One year after California became the first state to require its public universities to provide the abortion pill to students, basic information on where or how students can obtain the medication is lacking.
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