Santa Clara County Local News: Health


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

California Local Pin Marker From The Mercury News...

03/15/2024
Santa Clara County Valley Healthcare is opening a new health care center in the former De Paul Health Center, expanding primary and urgent care in the historically underserved region.

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 Mountain View Voice...

03/08/2024
Santa Clara County co-sponsored legislation to assist youth access to better treatment for behavioral health disorders.

San Jose Spotlight logo From San Jose Spotlight...

03/07/2024
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While Proposition 1 is too close to call statewide, Santa Clara County voters are broadly in favor of the measure.
In Santa Clara County, roughly 55.22% of voters have approved it, according to the most recent election results.

Gilroy Dispatch logo From Gilroy Dispatch...

03/01/2024
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After nearly losing two critical medical centers in Santa Clara County five years ago to bankruptcy, both are now thriving and experiencing tremendous growth under the stewardship of Santa Clara Valley Healthcare, according to county officials.

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.

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02/27/2024
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The union representing 3,750 Santa Clara nurses in the county health system is increasing pressure on county negotiators, voting to authorize a strike at Valley Medical Center, the region’s largest hospital.

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.

San Jose Inside logo From San Jose Inside...

02/16/2024
Image for display with article titled Regional Medical Center Says It Will Close Trauma Center in August

The 250-bed Regional Medical Center, the only hospital in East San Jose, cited less demand as reasons for the cutbacks in services.

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 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 CalMatters...

02/11/2024
Midwives provide many of the same services as doctors in low-risk pregnancies. A new UCSF study highlights obstacles they face doing business in California, especially when serving patients with Medi-Cal insurance.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

02/08/2024
The closure of Madera Community Hospital created a new health care desert in a community that already had fewer doctors per capita than other parts of the state. UCSF and Adventist have a plan to reopen it.

California Local Pin Marker From SF Gate...

02/06/2024
Change is coming to Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center.

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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