March 2009 Health Care Stories Archive


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  • Spice Recall Expanded to Retail Stores
    California health officials say more spice products are being recalled. They’re linked to a salmonella outbreak.
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009
  • Street-Level Economics: More Teens Selling Their Bodies
    Teenage prostitution is reaching record numbers in Sacramento. Many are young girls, and experts warn their health is in jeopardy. Sexually transmitted disease rates are up along with mental health problems as resources to help are disappearing.
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009
  • Medi-Cal Slated for $10 Billion in Federal Relief
    California is close to getting $10 billion in federal stimulus money for its health care program for the poor and disabled. But first the Legislature had to approve some changes Thursday.
    Thursday, March 26, 2009
  • Capitol Checkup: Senator Sam Aanestad
    Some say Republicans in Sacramento criticize health care proposals without having many of their own. But, state Republican Senator Sam Aanestad says he has a plan this session. As part of our "Capitol Checkup" series he explains how it would work.
    Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  • Stimulus Money for Laid-Off Workers' Health Insurance Costs
    A new proposal at the state Capitol could help people who’ve recently lost their jobs continue their health insurance. It targets former small business employees and is a bipartisan bill.
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009
  • Grant Helps UC Davis Get Nursing School
    The University of California system is getting another nursing school thanks to a charitable grant. Officials say the new UC Davis school will help offset the state’s nursing shortage.
    Thursday, March 19, 2009
    Options for the Uninsured
    As unemployment rates climb many Californians are losing their health insurance. But state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner says there's an online resource that can help.
    Wednesday, March 11, 2009
  • Effort to Expand Health Coverage to All Revived
    The push to expand health care coverage to all Californians is being resuscitated. Democratic State Senator Mark Leno is behind the legislative effort this time. It’s round three.
    Wednesday, March 11, 2009
  • Capitol Checkup: Assemblymember Dave Jones
    In an occasional series “Capitol Checkup” we'll keep tabs on lawmakers' plans with regard to your health. We start with Assembly Health Committee Chair Dave Jones. The Sacramento Democrat has introduced nearly a dozen health bills this session.
    Wednesday, March 11, 2009
  • Stem Cell Backers Eager For Additional Federal Funds
    Researchers in California are applauding President Obama’s decision Monday to end restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. They say it could speed up the discovery of cures for major diseases.
    Monday, March 9, 2009
  • Advocates Hail Obama's Health Care Summit
    California health care advocates are eagerly waiting for President Obama’s next move after a White House Health Care Summit Thursday.
    Thursday, March 5, 2009
  • Charge It: Patients Rack Up Dental Care Debt
    Not enough money to pay for that root canal? The credit card industry has an answer - charge it. Medical credit cards are popular, especially for dental work. But critics warn the cards are causing a lot of pain for some patients.
    Tuesday, March 3, 2009
  • Hospitals Fined for Errors, Patient Death
    The state is fining ten California hospitals for unsafe practices. And, in one case a patient died.
    Tuesday, March 3, 2009