April 2008 Health Care Stories Archive


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  • Kelley Weiss
    Kelley Weiss
    'Laughysema' for Respiratory Therapy
    We all know laughing is good for us – it makes us happy and it can relieve stress. But at the Mercy San Juan Pulmonary Rehab Center in Carmichael laughing is part of respiratory therapy. That deep belly laugh plays a key role in improving breathing.
    Tuesday, April 29, 2008
  • Patient, Melba Strom. By Kelley Weiss.
    Patient, Melba Strom. By Kelley Weiss.
    Doctor Visit Becoming A Group Event
    How would you feel about sharing your doctor visit with 15 strangers? Get ready, the group patient visit concept is catching on in the managed care industry.
    Monday, April 28, 2008
    Californians Concerned about Health Care and Failed Reform
    A new Field Poll shows more Californians are concerned about health care and state lawmakers’ failure to make changes to the system.
    Monday, April 28, 2008
  • Follow-up: Childhood Coalition Leader Resigns
    A prominent local volunteer and childhood coalition leader resigned his post Friday afternoon. This comes a day after KXJZ News reported he had multiple felony convictions, including child endangerment.
    Friday, April 18, 2008
  • Felony Charges Surface for Childhood Coalition Leader
    Sacramento County has close ties with a coalition that’s developed a plan to help fight childhood obesity. But the man who heads the coalition has an extensive criminal background, including a conviction for child endangerment.
    Thursday, April 17, 2008
  • Multibillion-Dollar Plan for Prison Health
    There’s a call for more money to bring health care in prisons up to constitutional standards in California. Monday a Senate committee heard details about the seven billion dollar proposal.
    Monday, April 14, 2008
  • Report on Moth Spraying Finds No Adverse Health Effects
    A state report released Thursday shows no conclusive link to light brown apple moth spraying and health problems. The state has been spraying to eradicate the invasive moth threatening crops.
    Thursday, April 10, 2008
    HMO Regulations Bill Gets Health Committee's OK
    A bill that would help protect Californians from getting dumped by their insurance company has passed its first test in the legislature.
    Tuesday, April 8, 2008
  • New Restrictions for HMOs?
    California lawmakers will consider making it tougher for HMOs to drop patients when they get sick. Lawmakers will debate the issue in a committee hearing Tuesday.
    Monday, April 7, 2008
  • Consumer Group: High Death Rates for Californians without Health Insurance
    A recent report from a health care consumer advocacy group estimates that thousands of Californians are dying because they don’t have health insurance.
    Thursday, April 3, 2008
  • Kelley Weiss
    Kelley Weiss
    Getting His Brain Back
    It’s one of the most common injuries for soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan – and yet often goes undiagnosed. It’s called Traumatic Brain Injury. One veteran with a TBI who lives near Modesto is telling his story.
    Thursday, April 3, 2008
  • Study Shows Minority Doctors are Underrepresented
    In California African American and Latino doctors represent a small number of California physicians. That’s according to a new study from the University of California San Francisco. KXJZ’s Kelley Weiss reports.
    Wednesday, April 2, 2008