HEALTH CARE - California is still knee deep in the pandemic, with our health care system working overtime to serve patients.
California Health Workers Sound Alarm Over ‘Ridiculous’ New COVID Guidance
WELLNESS - On the first weekend in January, Rochielle Jocson’s worst-case scenario became a reality.
GOP “Entitlement Reform”: Will Disabled Vets Become the New Welfare Queens?
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California Weighs Order Canceling Elective Surgeries As COVID Surges
HEALTH WATCH - As a third of hospitals report critical staffing shortages, California’s health department is considering issuing an order postponing many elective surgeries.
'Pandemic Profiteering, Plain and Simple': Walmart and Kroger Hike Prices for Covid Tests
WELLNESS - Walmart and Kroger are raising prices for one of the more widely used at-home coronavirus tests, leading critics to accuse the U.S. retailers of exploiting an Omicron-fueled surge in demand for the kits to pad their bottom lines.
California Hospitals Are Not Ready for an Omicron Winter
HOSPITAL CARE - As frontline health care workers prepare for the next coronavirus wave to hit California, almost everyone involved in the battle agrees on one thing: What happened during the last peak surge was as easy to explain as it was grim.
5 Fun Things You Can Do to Improve Your Mood
FEEL GOOD ADVICE-We all have those days when we are feeling down or sad. There is nothing wrong with that, but it might be nice to know some things you can do to make yourself feel better.
Exploitation and Paranoia Over COVID-19: Cruelty Over Kindness, Subjectivity Over Science, and Division Over Decency
THE DOC IS IN - There are very real risks, and very real concerns, over COVID-19.
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COVID WATCH - There is a board-game called Pandemic that has been around for years before Covid 19 circled the globe. In Pandemic, you and your fellow players are members of a disease control team.
Holly Mitchell on the Quest to Bring Health Care to All Californians
HEALTH CARE - For most of her adult life, Holly Mitchell has worked to advance policy-based solutions for California’s staggering disparities in health care access and coverage.
How Did Harmful Plastic and Cosmetic Procedures Become Normalized?
MEDICAL WATCH - In 2013, two women in their 30s died in a plastic surgeon’s California ambulatory center as a result of unnecessary surgeries;
6 Uses and Benefits of CBD On Skin
HEALTH & WELLNESS - Over the last few years, CBD has taken the skincare and beauty industry by storm. With multiple studies uncovering the benefits of cannabidiol on the skin, skincare brands are now infusing CBD into their products.
Could the Omicron Variant Be Good News?
COVID WATCH - At this point, we still don’t know very much about the Omicron variant, except that it spreads far more quickly than the Delta variant.
Adjust The Cap On Compensation For Medical Malpractice
MEDICAL WATCH - Under a 1975 California law known as MICRA – the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act – the victim of medical malpractice may collect no more than $250,000 for pain and suffering,
Why Advocates Want Health Care for All Californians — Regardless of Immigration Status
HEALTH CARE - If the subject is how to provide health care to Californians, Sarah Dar suggests, it may be useful first to define terms.
Mental Health Care Is Hard To Come By — Especially If You’re Low-Income
WELLNESS - During the first wave of the pandemic in April 2020, my boyfriend asked, not unkindly, if I’ve ever been diagnosed with anything besides generalized anxiety disorder.
The Medical Board of California and State Legislators Fail to Protect Consumers
MEDICAL WATCH - If a doctor harms you or kills a loved one, what recourse is there in California?
DeBlasio Sets Vaccine Precedent in New York. Will California Follow?
COVID MANDATE - Maybe it took a politician with little to lose in order to get it done.
Beware the Metaverse: How Novi Money Transfer Could Make the Industry Less Competitive
MOVING MONEY POLITICS--2021 has been a disastrous year for Facebook (now Meta) – and deservedly so. Thanks to ex-employee Frances Haugen, we know this monolithic tech giant repeatedly put profit before the world’s well-being.
L.A.’s Effort to Fight COVID Through Community Partnerships Shows Promise
COVID WATCH - There is movement again at Vanessa’s Positive Energy, a dance and fitness studio near the busy corner of Normandie and Manchester in South Los Angeles.
The Omicron Variant is NOT Delta and MIGHT Help Us Beat the Pandemic!
THE DOCTOR IS IN - For starters, I am not an anti-vaxxer.
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