October 2009 Health Care Stories Archive


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  • New Law Could Delay Home Care Services
    Counties say they're not ready for changes under a new state law to limit fraud and abuse in California's home care program for the elderly and disabled. And, officials say that means service delays.
    Friday, October 30, 2009
  • Kelley Weiss/Capital Public Radio News
    Kelley Weiss/Capital Public Radio News
    Swine Flu Frontline: School Nurses
    After a student with the H1N1 virus died last week at the Vacaville School District, Kelley Weiss spent the day with a nurse in that district to see how the pandemic has changed her job.
    Thursday, October 29, 2009
  • Sacramento County H1N1 Flu Shot Clinics Start Next Month
    The Sacramento County Public Health Department will offer free H1N1 flu shots starting in mid-November.
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • More Masks Shipped for Flu Protection
    Governor Schwarzenegger has ordered millions of masks to go out to California health care workers. This comes as officials say the H1N1 virus is spreading more quickly around the state.
    Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Judge Blocks Cuts to In-Home Care Services
    A federal judge has temporarily stopped California’s budget cuts to home care services for thousands of people with disabilities.
    Monday, October 19, 2009
  • Doctor Addresses H1N1 Vaccine Fears
    H1N1 or swine flu vaccines are arriving in the Sacramento area. But polls show some people are reluctant to get them. One reason stems from fears that what happened with a vaccine in 1976 could happen again.
    Friday, October 9, 2009
  • Kelley Weiss/Capital Public Radio News
    Kelley Weiss/Capital Public Radio News
    Mandatory Flu Shots for Health Care Workers
    The UC Davis Health System will require all employees to get flu shots this year. At a rally on Thursday to kick off this new policy 1,850 workers got the first round of vaccines.
    Thursday, October 8, 2009
  • Governor Considering Regulations Echoing Health Care Debate
    Governor Schwarzenegger has until Sunday to sign or veto several health care bills on his desk. A handful of them are similar to health care measures being debated in Washington.
    Wednesday, October 7, 2009
  • First H1N1 Vaccines Arrive in California
    The federal government is now shipping out H1N1 vaccines and California is in line to get millions of doses. The director of the state Department of Public Health - Dr. Mark Horton - says the allotment should be more than enough.
    Tuesday, October 6, 2009
  • Multiple Budget Cuts for Seniors
    California cut billions of dollars from human service programs in the last year. But advocates Thursday announced they’ll challenge some of the reductions in court. And UCLA researchers have tallied up the impact of multiple cuts on seniors.
    Thursday, October 1, 2009