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Confused About Whether Or Not To Wear A Breathing Mask? You're Not Alone

November 15, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County continues to linger over Sacramento, but the city is no longer distributing free masks amid concerns they’ll be used incorrectly. Experts say they won’t be harmful to most people, but aren’t necessary, either.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

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Dr. Garen Wintemute Shares New Research On Gun Violence

November 14, 2018

Dr. Garen Wintemute from the UC Davis Health Violence Prevention Research Program shares new research titled “How to Stop Mass Shootings,” published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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Doctors Want To Prescribe Nature To Communities Of Color. Here's How California Might Help.

October 31, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

The state is deciding how to spend a newly approved bond with specific allocations for “park poor” neighborhoods. Advocates say this could be key to improving health outcomes for low-income families.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

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Dialysis Companies Spend $111 Million To Kill Prop. 8

October 26, 2018

A $5 million donation from this week from dialysis provider Fresenius Medical Care pushed the anti-Proposition 8 campaign's total past the $109 million pharmaceutical companies spent two years ago to defeat a measure limiting prescription drug costs.

Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

University Of The Pacific Hosts Clinics To Help Patients With Medicare Open Enrollment

October 23, 2018

The University of the Pacific is hosting 13 public events with their Mobile Medicare Clinics outreach program to help patients pick the right drug plan during the 2018 open enrollment period.

File Photo / Capital Public Radio

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Thousands Of Employees Strike At UC Hospitals

October 22, 2018 | Steve Milne

Thousands of University of California medical workers are walking off the job in a contract dispute that has prompted rescheduling of surgeries and thousands of outpatient appointments. The three-day strike begins Tuesday.

Photo by Clark Russell

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Trade Commission Blocks Two Unapproved Stem Cell Clinics In California, But Experts Say There Are Many More

October 22, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

There’s a growing black market for unapproved stem cell treatments.The federal government is cracking down, starting with two California clinics.

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