July 2008 Health Care Stories Archive


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  • What's it Mean to Be Trans Fat Free?
    California is the first state to pass a law that will ban trans fat in restaurants. We’re taking a look at what this new restriction could mean for people’s health and their dining out experience.
    Wednesday, July 30, 2008
  • Kelley Weiss
    Kelley Weiss
    Budget Impasse: Medi-Cal Funds Run Out for Health Clinics
    Thousands of health facilities that care for low-income Californians are hitting bottom in the absence of a state budget. That’s because Medi-Cal funds have run out.
    Thursday, July 24, 2008
  • UC Davis Med Center Adjusting to Strike
    More than 8,000 UC service workers across the state went on strike Monday for better wages. UC Davis Medical Center had to keep treating patients without about 300 employees.
    Monday, July 14, 2008
  • Q&A: Dealing with the Poor Air Quality from the Wildfires
    Northern California wildfires have brought weeks of smoky skies to the Sacramento Valley. Add the recent heat wave and it’s a bad mix for poor air quality. California Air Resources Board spokesman Dimitri Stanich talks about the pollution.
    Friday, July 11, 2008
  • Heat Wave and Poor Air Quality Unhealthy Mix
    Local health officials continue to warn that the Sacramento area’s triple-digit temperatures and smoky air conditions can be dangerous.
    Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  • Sacramento Hospitals Get High Marks for Health Care Spending
    A new study reports that Californians’ health care is suffering because of billions of dollars of unnecessary spending. But, the report finds Sacramento is a bright spot in managing the problem.
    Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  • Kelley Weiss
    Kelley Weiss
    A Different Kind of Drug Problem Part 2
    In California it’s not uncommon for people in some Latino communities to get prescription drugs at the local swap meet or corner store. In L.A. County a special taskforce is going after these illegal sales.
    Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  • Smoky Skies Create 'Very Unhealthy' Air Conditions
    Smoke is blanketing the valley again as Northern California wildfires continue to burn. Officials say smoke and increasing ozone levels have made the region's air very unhealthy.
    Monday, July 7, 2008
  • Doctors Hit by Medi-Cal Rate Cuts
    To help balance the budget state lawmakers approved a 10 percent payment cut for doctors treating Medi-Cal patients. Tuesday the change went into effect and doctors are seeing the impact.
    Tuesday, July 1, 2008