BABY FORMULA CRISIS - My 8-month-old daughter, Jayde, was born with a growth restriction.
Overturning Roe Will Harm Women Across the World
WELLNESS - A leaked draft of a United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) opinion that would overturn Roe v Wade, a landmark 1973 decision that gave women the constitutional right to abortion, recently put abortion rights once again on the global agenda.
Black America Not Safe from Covid 19
COVID WATCH - Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, told The Root today that cases of the deadly Covid-19 virus are slowly rising again across the country and warned that Black Americans could be particularly at risk in the event a more aggressive variant should appear.
High-Deductible Health Plans Make Income Inequality Worse
WELLNESS - Anyone holding a high-deductible health plan understands the dynamic:
Covid: A Pandemic of The Poor
COVID ANALYSIS - As our country approaches 1 million deaths from COVID-19, it can feel impossible to wrap our heads around such a devastating figure.
By Sidelining Science: Nearly One Million US Covid Deaths... and the Climate Crisis
GUEST COMMENTARY - At this most critical juncture of public health and the fate of the planet, science and scientists have been reduced to a political punching bag.
'Utter Travesty': Uninsured Americans Will Now Be Charged $125 for a Single PCR Covid-19 Test
MEDICAL WATCH - A major testing company in the United States announced this week that it will now charge people without Medicare, private coverage, or other insurance a $125 out-of-pocket charge to receive a Covid-19 PCR test—
Overdue: California Owes Community Clinics Millions For COVID Vaccinations
CORONA VIRUS - Community clinics in California that have been waiting for more than a year to be reimbursed for COVID-19 vaccinations may soon be flooding state officials with tens of millions of dollars in bills.
Another Disease to Worry About: 30,000 Infected in LA County
WELLNESS - Now that Covid has heightened awareness of disease and how infections play out differently across disparate populations, this is about an ignored health crisis that emphasizes the divide between East and West LA.
The Baffling Case of Gov. Newsom’s Indifference to Public Health Departments
HEALTH CRISIS - For health workers on the front lines of California’s COVID fight, one of the more baffling moments of the pandemic occurred in relative obscurity last May, with the state suddenly awash in tens of billions of dollars in extra revenue.
Crisis in the Schools: A Return to a Normal That Was Never Good Enough
MENTAL HEALTH - It feels odd to admit this, but I miss the stillness of the first few disorienting and terrifying weeks of the pandemic, when the noise and hustle of my world quieted down.
Declaring We're Done With the Pandemic Is a Sign of Privilege
NORMALCY? - Even as the U.S. continues to exceed 2,000 deaths a day from COVID-19,
Fun Activities to Try to Unwind After Work
WELLNESS - Do you ever feel like you need a way to unwind after work? Maybe you're feeling stressed out from your job, or maybe you just don't have anything else to do. If so, here are some fun activities that you can try.
The Pandemic’s Most Important Lesson
HEALTH CARE POLITICS - There has been a Jekyll and Hyde quality to American health care over the past two years.
California’s No-Bid Contract With Kaiser Triggers Concerns
HEALTH CARE - State health officials have proposed a no-bid contract that will allow Kaiser Permanente to expand its Medi-Cal coverage area, triggering anger from other health insurance plans and questions from a key legislator.
CalCare: Now Is the Time for Universal Healthcare in California
HEALTHCARE - "The doctor didn't show up, but the hospital ER still charged $1,012."
Medical Malpractice Gag Clauses, Hush Money, and Threats
MEDICAL WATCH - Patient A, “Emily”, wrote a Yelp review for a prominent infertility doctor in California.
What’s In The California Paid Sick Leave Deal For Workers And Businesses?
CALIFORNIA MATTERS - California workers will soon again have access to as much as two weeks paid time off for COVID-related sick leave, under a deal announced today by the governor and legislative leaders
Can You Reuse a KN95 or N95 Mask? Experts Say Yes, but Follow These Steps
COVID WATCH - When putting on a new mask, check for a snug fit around the mouth, nose, and chin.
My Disabled Life Is Worthy
HEALTH WATCH - Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, there’s been a disturbing caveat to the casualty reports.
No Way Out: How The Poor Get Stranded In California Nursing Homes
ELDER CARE - Bradley Fisher, a 62-year-old retired mechanic, lived in a Bay Area nursing home for 14 years.
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WELLNESS--You may be familiar with the term “Sound Bath” as it has become more and more popular, especially within the spiritual, yoga, and meditation communities. Although it has nothing to do with getting wet, many would liken it to being cleansed from the inside out.
WELLNESS--Over the past few months I have been using an FDA approved, homeopathic, transdermal, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) gel. Like many people, I am always on the lookout for the next breakthrough product that will help me remain healthy, young, and vital.
WELLNESS--I’ve been taking a social media vacation. I needed a break. The more people I speak with, it seems that I am not alone.
WELLNESS--Have you ever noticed that even when you’re doing well, life seems to test you?
WELLNESS--We have been having record breaking heat in Southern California and with the planet continuing to warm up, there’s a good chance we have not seen the end of it.
This past week Los Angeles and San Diego have felt more like Arizona with temperatures reaching 117 in some places. Heat records all over southern California were toppled and at one point in Los Angeles alone there were over 32,000 residents without power.
WELLNESS--For starters, the all or nothing attitude towards exercise is not the mindset we want to hold.
WELLNESS--Last week two high profile celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain took their own lives.
WELLNESS--There is a drug that has taken the psychiatric world by storm and it’s called Ketamine.