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Prescription for Success: Caring

When pharmacist Steve Chen first saw him, Mike Metcalfe was straight out of a hospital ward following an eight-day diabetic coma.  He was 50,...
Rick Warren and Bishop Kevin Vann

Viewpoints: Rick Warren starts church-based campaign against mental illness

This article originally appeared in The Sacramento Bee. Rick Warren and his wife, Kay, founders of the 22,000-member Saddleback Church in ...

Getting ready for emergency care for the elderly

This article was originally published in The Sacramento Bee. There is no dispute here – the elderly are coming and in unprecedented numbers....

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A garden in Pasadena's "food desert" may help battle diabetes

The deck is stacked against many young Californians when it comes to diabetes. Their families are poor. They live in neighborhoods with plenty of...

A singer's Obamacare lament

When we last spoke with leukemia patient Carol Kroger, she had resolved to apply for the state-run health reform exchange Covered California, hoping...

Is another epidemic coming?

Is another infectious disease about to run rampant in California? A year ago the state Department of Public Health had reported 3 cases of measles;...

A "Dreamers" chance at Obamacare

Despite persistent claims that Obamacare provides health insurance to undocumented immigrants, an estimated 1 million of them in California...

California Assembly favors better dental care for poor children -- and something else

The California Assembly last month voted overwhelmingly to support the Virtual Dental Home. The bill is now in Senate committee. What kind of program...

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