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Fear compromises the health, well-being of immigrant families, report finds

Luis Ramirez has lived in the U.S. without immigration papers for two decades, but he is more worried about deportation now than ever before. Ramirez said he and his wife, Luz Cadeo, who is also here illegally, have already made … Continue reading

December 16, 2017

One nurse per 4,000 pupils: Not the healthiest arrangement

by Ana B. Ibarra CONCORD, Calif. — During a 15-minute recess, the elementary school students trooped from the playground toward nurse Catherin Crofton’s office — one with a bloody nose, a second with a scraped knee and a third with … Continue reading

October 27, 2017

For Covered California, uncertainty is the new certainty

SACRAMENTO — Covered California’s board made several multimillion-dollar decisions Thursday, all addressing one unsettling theme: uncertainty. Over and over, board members blamed “uncertainty” at the federal level for interfering with their ability to finalize premiums for 2018 and prepare consumers for … Continue reading

August 22, 2017

Number of dialysis patients in Calif. surges

The number of Californians who are getting care at dialysis centers has jumped in recent years — but not because kidney disease is more prevalent. The reason is that people are living longer with end-stage renal disease, said Anjay Rastogi, a … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

Asian American women often face delays in treatment after worrisome mammograms

Nearly 1 in 5 Filipina women experienced delays of one year or more Three years ago, Thu Hong Tran’s mammogram showed dense and discolored areas that worried her doctor, who suggested doing a second test. “My family said, ‘to be … Continue reading

June 23, 2017

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