February 2008 Health Care Stories Archive


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  • Kelley Weiss
    Kelley Weiss
    Dog Blood Bank Brings in Community Pets
    The veterinary hospital at the University of California Davis is starting a program to boost its blood supply for…canines.
    Wednesday, February 27, 2008
  • Paperwork Proposal Would Cut Off Medi-Cal Patients
    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants poor patients on Medi-Cal to fill out more paperwork. But this could cut off thousands of people, many of them children.
    Monday, February 25, 2008
  • Black Infants Die at Higher Rate
    African-American babies in California have higher than average death rates. This week health officials are focusing on the problem.
    Friday, February 22, 2008
  • Local Hospital Preventing Infections
    An area hospital adopted new rules to eliminate infections and fewer patients are getting sick.
    Thursday, February 21, 2008
  • Telemedicine to Help Curb Eye Disease
    Community clinics are beginning to use new technology to help prevent blindness in diabetic patients.
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008
  • Lawmakers Cut Doctors' Pay Rates
    Lawmakers approved a 10 percent cut in payments to doctors who give healthcare to low-income Californians. KXJZ’s Kelley Weiss takes a look at how these payment rates stack up to other states.
    Monday, February 18, 2008
  • MRSA
    California to Track Severe Staph Infections
    A new California rule will require hospitals to report severe staph infections. Officials hope the data will help them track and prevent the sometimes deadly disease.
    Thursday, February 14, 2008
  • Flu Shots May Fall Short
    As the flu season hits its peak, health officials are tracking how likely you are to get sick even if you got a shot.
    Wednesday, February 13, 2008
  • SCHIP Challenges Ahead
    California is planning for ways to continue providing health care to almost 900,000 kids amid national changes to the State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP.
    Monday, February 11, 2008
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    Budget Woes Reach Sacramento County
    The rough economy and struggling housing market have created budget woes at all levels of government. So it’s no surprise that Sacramento County announced this week that it, too, faces a deficit. KXJZ News has two reports on the story.
    Thursday, February 7, 2008