December 2009 Health Care Stories Archive


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  • California's Stake in the Health Care Debate
    Many in California are wondering how the federal health care overhaul could impact the state’s precarious financial situation. Kelley Weiss checked in with a former senior advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger to get his perspective, Daniel Zingale.
    Wednesday, December 30, 2009
  • New Law: Mammogram Safety
    As part of our series looking at laws taking effect this New Year we’ll hear about one piece of legislation aimed at improving the safety of mammograms in California.
    Wednesday, December 30, 2009
  • New Law: Dental Credit Cards
    A new law takes effect in 2010 to help protect patients using credit cards designed to pay for dental care.
    Wednesday, December 30, 2009
  • Hospitalization Rates Highest for Infants with Swine Flu
    California health officials say infants are at much higher risk of severe complications from the H1N1 virus.
    Thursday, December 17, 2009
  • Kelley Weiss/Capital Public Radio
    Kelley Weiss/Capital Public Radio
    Sign the Check, Look the Other Way
    California sends out about three billion dollars a year to the disabled and elderly so they can buy food and afford housing. But in the second part of our series, Senior Insecurity, Capital Public Radio found there's little oversight of this program.
    Tuesday, December 15, 2009
  • Placer County Announces Public H1N1 Vaccination Clinics
    Placer County begins a round of H1N1 clinics starting today in Rocklin. The last one will be Friday in Auburn.
    Monday, December 14, 2009
  • Kelley Weiss/Capital Public Radio
    Kelley Weiss/Capital Public Radio
    Disabled and Elderly Living on the Edge
    California’s second most expensive health and human services program, Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, was designed to help the elderly and disabled afford basic necessities. But for many older Californians it's not meeting that goal.
    Monday, December 14, 2009
  • Swine Flu Still Widespread in California
    Nationally the rate of swine flu infections is declining. But state health officials say California is still on high alert for the H1N1 flu virus. They estimate about twelve percent of Californians–or up to five million people—have had swine flu.
    Thursday, December 10, 2009
  • Kelley Weiss/Capital Public Radio News
    Kelley Weiss/Capital Public Radio News
    Federal Funds Will Keep Poison Control Running
    Californians will still be able to call the state’s Poison Control hotline if they need help. That’s because millions of dollars in federal funding is coming through to keep the center operating.
    Thursday, December 10, 2009
  • Photo courtsey of Safari West
    Photo courtsey of Safari West
    Swine Flu Found in California Cheetah
    A California cheetah was the first in the world to come down with swine flu. Now scientists are studying how the big cat caught the virus and what this could mean for other zoo animals, pets and people.
    Wednesday, December 9, 2009
    Yolo County Schedules H1N1 clinics
    Yolo County has announced its first swine flu vaccine clinics. They start next Thursday in Woodland and run every other day for about a week.
    Thursday, December 3, 2009