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CVS MinuteClinics: A Cure For Long Wait Times At Veterans Affairs?

Struggling with long wait times, the Veterans Affairs Health Care System is trying something new: a partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain to offer urgent care… 731 more words

Health Industry

Ballot Measure Seeks To Protect Use Of Hospital Fees For Low-Income Health Coverage

A joint legislative committee Wednesday will hear pro and con arguments on a ballot measure intended to protect an important source of funding for low-income Californians. 716 more words

Medi-Cal

A Tender Steak Could Be A Little Dangerous

A new label on some of the steaks in your grocery store highlights a production process you may have never heard of: mechanical tenderizing.

This means the beef has been punctured with blades or needles to break down the muscle fibers and make it easier to chew. 537 more words

Public Health

State Program For HIV/AIDS Patients Faces Serious Funding Problem, Advocates Say

A Medi-Cal program designed to help HIV/AIDS patients avoid expensive hospital and nursing home stays is severely underfunded, restricting its capacity to offer in-home care, advocates and treatment providers say. 183 more words

Public Health

People With HIV Are Less Likely To Get Cancer Treatment

We’ve made great progress treating people who are infected with HIV, but if they get cancer they’re less likely to get the care they need, a… 613 more words

Public Health

Number Of Low Income Kids Getting Coverage Grows In California, Around Nation

Bolstered by the federal health care reform law, the number of low-income kids getting full health coverage in California continues to grow, as it does in the nation as a whole, a… 755 more words

Insurance